Intelligent construction specification in the cloud

A range of subscription options to make NBS Chorus work for you

Calculate the ROI for your business and gain a clearer understanding of the benefits that you may be able to achieve by using NBS Chorus

A dynamic and unified classification system for the construction industry covering all sectors

A new content library available in NBS Chorus that's suitable for smaller projects

Leading the built environment with powerfully connected knowledge, products and services around the world

PlatformResourcesEventsSupportContact NBS FOR SPECIFIERSNBS FOR MANUFACTURERSBook a demo 1300 263 553

Platform

NBS Chorus Plans and Features New ROI Calculator Uniclass 2015 SpeedSpec New Book a demo Sign in to NBS Chorus NBS Source Book a demo Go to NBS Source Other tools and services Sign in to EzySpec

Resources

Articles Case Studies Latest News BIM Report

Support

Support Training

Contact

About NBS

Platform

NBS Chorus Plans and Features New ROI Calculator Uniclass 2015 SpeedSpec New Book a demo Sign in to NBS Chorus NBS Source Book a demo Go to NBS Source Other tools and services Sign in to EzySpec

Resources

Articles Case Studies Latest News BIM Report

Support

Support Training

Contact

About NBS
img_NBS_chorus_devices

PLANS AND FEATURES

NBS Chorus is available with a range of subscription options, designed to suit different organisations and working processes

Chorus 1

For teams who need to rapidly develop high-quality specifications on any capable device, with access to pre-written content.

Chorus 3

For teams working on global projects who require access to multiple classification and content sets.
Australia Uniclass 2015 Preliminaries

Optional

Project Management and Roles content classified to Uniclass 2015. Includes pre-written preliminaries clauses and guidance prepared by our in-house Australian based team of content specialists.
Australia Uniclass 2015 Work sections

Optional

Systems and Products content classified to Uniclass 2015. Includes pre-written specification clauses and guidance prepared by our in-house Australian based team of content specialists.
Australia - SpeedSpec content

Optional

New
Preliminaries and work sections content structured to the SpeedSpec classification codes. Includes pre-written preliminaries, work sections, forms, schedules, checklists and designers risk register suited to residential and small commercial projects in Australia.
All UK content

Choose from Uniclass 2015 or CAWS

Choose between Uniclass 2015 and CAWS content. Both content sets include pre-written preliminary content and work sections written by our in-house team of content specialists.
All Canadian content
Thousands of prewritten clauses to support Canadian standards and regulations.
Specialist guidance
Specialist guidance is displayed contextually alongside the specification as you work, helping you to specify accurately. Fully authored and updated to the latest standards by the NBS team.
Set up projects
Start new projects and invite the whole project team to work together in the same online space.
Stylesheets New
Create customised templates and save them to use on future projects. Meaning your company’s brand and style are automatically applies to your specifications.
Author and edit specifications
Rapidly edit your specification in the web browser, through a powerful and easy-to-use interface.
Powerful search
Quickly find the content you need with the search tool – which includes a spell check function and synonym database. E.g. a search for ‘asphalt’ will also return ‘concrete'.
Park unwanted content
Remove unnecessary detail and produce short and concise specifications.
Publish specifications
Print and export a selection or the full specification to MS Word and PDF. Quickly export subsets of the specification to be shared with partners.
Copy the whole specification
Copy your specification for the purposes of reusing previous work and storing a back-up.
Copy a selection of your specification
You can now copy parts of your specification. Content updates notifications (coming in 2019) are copied along with the spec, meaning you can reuse work from a previous job and bring the content up-to-date in the new job.
NBS Bridge New
Import all your current, static Word-based specification templates straight into the Chorus cloud. Once your specification documents are uploaded to the cloud, you can continue to edit them directly within Chorus.
Multiple users, working at once
Add users across your organization, invite them to your project, work together on specification in real time.
Cross-site collaboration
Invite users on different sites within your company to work on your specifications.
Manage permissions
Powerful permissions settings allow you to set what the team can see and do at both a specification and project level.
Manufacturer information
Over 25,000 product specifications from leading manufacturers. Easy to find and instantly added, with links to NBS Source
Update functionality
NBS technical content is regularly updated to keep references and standards current. This feature notifies you of changes that affect your specifications and gives you the ability view changes side-by-side. This feature is currently available for Uniclass content sets.
Plug-in for Autodesk Revit ®
Use all the power of NBS Chorus inside Autodesk Revit, link your model to the specification and develop your information in parallel.
Plug-in for Vectorworks
Develop your model and specification together directly in the Vectorworks environment
Add-on for Graphisoft ARCHICAD
Develop your model and specification together directly in the Graphisoft ARCHICAD environment, compatible with Mac for the first time.
BIM resources
Chorus is fully linked to the NBS BIM Toolkit, National BIM Library and NBS Source
Export submittals and import into CDEs
Instantly export a full list of submittals from your spec in one click. Choose to export in a format suitable for a number of leading Common Data Environments, including Autodesk BIM 360, Newforma and Viewpoint.
Master Specifications
Rapidly create master specifications and reuse them in an instant. They can be created from scratch or copied from existing jobs. Control who can build up and maintain each master, and who can reuse masters in projects.
Specification notes
The project team (both internal and external) can add notes during the authoring of the specification, and afterwards to understand why decisions were made. The powerful permissions model allows full control over contributions and visibility.
Revisions
Keep track of changes made to the contents of your specification and compare the changes against previous versions in the publishing history. This feature will be developed throughout 2020.
External collaboration
Bring the entire construction team together and invite multiple users, organizations and locations into your project.
Summary report
Export a high-level summary of everything being designed and specified, alongside a brief description and clarity over design responsibility.
Specialist training

Optional extra for Chorus 1 and 2

Dedicated training from NBS specialists direct to your organization, to help you get the most out of NBS Chorus.
e-Learning
Access a specialist course of e-Learning modules to help you get the most out of the software.
Getting started session
A comprehensive overview session to get you started with Chorus delivered by our expert NBS Training team.
In-product support centre
Product support articles and videos, suggest new features, find out the latest product developments and log support requests.
Customer support
Online chat, telephone support and a community forum to share your ideas.

Chorus 1

For teams who need to rapidly develop high-quality specifications on any capable device, with access to pre-written content.

Chorus 3

For teams working on global projects who require access to multiple classification and content sets.

We are continuously developing the platform and new features will be available on a regular basis.

Book a demo of NBS Chorus