24 June 2021


Here’s three reasons to consider collaborating when writing your next specification.

1. Changing legislation

Construction quality and approval processes are under intense scrutiny, with the implementation of the recommendations of the Building Confidence Report. For example, in NSW the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (DBP Act) and The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (RAB Act) were passed to restore public confidence in the building industry.

NBS Australia’s suite of tools provides a structured solution for specifiers. Our team of experts also ensure that specification templates and clauses always meet current regulations and industry standards, so that you don’t have to worry about constantly staying up-to-date with the latest changes. 

2. Easily access product information

In research conducted on behalf of the Construction Products Association (CPA) in the UK, NBS found that specifiers typically find it too difficult to find clear technical information relating to construction products and systems. 

NBS Source, our manufacturer product platform, was launched to help solve this problem. Source allows you to search and compare hundreds of thousands of manufacturer products with the highest quality data – and this data all links to our specification platform, NBS Chorus, to make the specification writing process easier than ever. 

NBS Chorus is fully cloud-based and has options for organisations of all sizes. This means that irrespective of the size of your practice or where you are in the world, as you long have internet access, you can create your specification anywhere, at any time!

"Before we got into Chorus, we were using a very old school Word documents approach to writing our specifications. The up-to-date nature of the information was often very hard to trace back and check. And very difficult to put together with our model and drawing information running in parallel. NBS Chorus allows us to set up frameworks really quickly in order to start to flesh out a design and start to put together the basics of a specification without having to get right down to every single detail right from the first go.”
– Matthew Johnson, Associate Director at POWE Architects

3. Specialist insights

With NBS Chorus being cloud-based, it is now possible to remotely collaborate with the whole project team, including clients, contractors and product manufacturers directly within the project environment.

Now more than ever, achieving the highest accuracy and compliance within specifications is paramount. Engaging with manufacturers during the specification process can help to deliver robust high quality specifications and increase the efficiency of your delivery. Having a manufacturer’s specification provided within Chorus ensures that the products and systems are firstly specified accurately, but it also saves you time by omitting the mundane task of manually copying specification provisions into your project.

Book a demo to discover how NBS Chorus can help you work more collaboratively.