NBS and GRAPHISOFT announce major collaboration

Left to right: Adrian Girling Graphisoft MD, Richard Waterhouse NBS, Robert Kalocay Graphisoft and Stephen Hamil, NBS.

NBS and GRAPHISOFT UK have announced a strategic partnership that will see major collaboration between the two companies in 2019 and beyond

CEO of NBS Richard Waterhouse and MD of GRAPHISOFT UK Adrian Girling made the announcement at the first of four ‘Discover NBS’ events being hosted around the UK.

The announcement follows the recent launch of NBS’ first cloud-based specification platform, NBS Chorus, which will be the focus of the collaboration next year.

NBS CEO, Richard Waterhouse, said: “We’ve known and worked alongside the GRAPHISOFT UK team for a few years now so it’s great to see this collaborative relationship move forward with NBS Chorus.

“We know that a key frustration for a lot of our customers in the UK has been the need to use emulation software to run NBS on a Mac – this has now changed with the NBS Chorus platform and the use of cloud technology.

“A high percentage of GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD customers are Mac users and, therefore, we know that integrating NBS Chorus into ARCHICAD will be very well received.”

Previous collaboration between the two companies includes the NBS Link plug-in for GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD and the Library Part Maker tool.

GRAPHISOFT UK MD, Adrian Girling, commented: “We know that all too often project models and specifications are developed in silos. We are delighted to announce today this greater integration with NBS so that our joint customers can now better coordinate their project information.”

Sascia Elliott, Head of Partnerships at NBS added: “This is another move towards providing NBS products that truly meet our customers’ needs. We thank our partners at GRAPHISOFT for their shared vision and ambition to constantly challenge the norm.”

NBS, who provide technical information, specification and BIM tools to construction industry professionals, as well as services for building product manufacturers, recently announced a £31.8m investment from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.

The investment will continue to deliver future product development and international growth plans.


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