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NBS’s new owner Byggfakta buys Glenigan

Byggfakta Stefan Lindqvist

Byggfakta is acquiring Glenigan, the UK-based provider of construction and property business intelligence and data analytics, in its second UK deal in late 2020. Norway-based Byggfakta Group has swiftly followed up on its first UK acquisition – of Newcastle-based construction technology and product data provider NBS in November 2020 (post) – by announcing on 15 …

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NBS acquired by Byggfakta

NBS Chorus devices

UK-based construction technology and product data provider NBS has been acquired by the Byggfakta Group, in a deal that also secures RIBA’s long-term future. NBS, the Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK-based construction technology provider has been acquired by the Byggfakta Group, a leading Scandinavia-based data and software provider to the European construction industry. The deal (value undisclosed) has …

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Lessons from the NBS summit – BIM: the client is key

Integrate you bastards!

The NBS Construction Leaders Summit suggested that new impetus is needed to drive digital adoption forward, with clients identified as key agents to push industry change. Recently (14 October 2020), I supported the second day of the NBS Construction Leadership Summit (post).* This online event was organised by the Newcastle, UK-based provider of specification information …

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The NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit

Mark Farmer

In a busy month for events, NBS’s October 2020 Construction Leaders’ Summit has a stellar roster of keynote and supporting speakers. NBS is one of the UK’s leading construction information services businesses, capturing information from construction product manufacturers for use by designers and specifiers, and also managing the Uniclass classification system. It has also monitored …

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NBS Chorus, Uniclass and CDEs

NBS Chorus devices

Formerly part of RIBA, NBS is positioning itself to be a ‘common data environment’ technology provider, with NBS Chorus building on its Uniclass and BIM toolkit data heritage.  Until June 2018 a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIBA Enterprises, Newcastle, UK-based NBS has been actively involved in electronic publishing and then software projects since the 1990s. Initially, …

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xbim Flex – targeting AEC’s continued reliance on email

Flex screengrab

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK-based xbim is facilitating BIM conversations with its new xbim Flex platform. A recent Extranet Evolution post (15 June 2020: AEC reliance on email remains high, Mail Manager research shows) highlighted the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector’s continued reliance on email for communication. This struck a chord with Steve Lockley of Newcastle, UK-based …

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Bentley highlights need to digitise construction

Another report, “Unlock the Benefits of Going Digital in Construction” from Bentley Systems, underlines the under-digitised nature of construction – a well-worn theme at industry conferences in recent years. Consultancies such as the McKinsey Global Institute have highlighted how construction digitalisation lags other industry sectors in the US, Europe and Australasia, while, in the UK, …

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Colin Smith joins PlanRadar board

PlanRadar

BIW founder and SaaS business leader Colin Smith joins the board of Austria’s PlanRadar. AEC software-as-a-Service pioneer Colin Smith has been appointed to the board of the Vienna, Austria-based SaaS vendor PlanRadar. The web-based application provides construction documentation, defect and task management capabilities and is now expanding internationally, opening a UK office in London. The …

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Construction Technology Report 2019: the designers’ view

NBS Construction Technology Report 2019

A recently published ‘Construction Technology Report’ from Newcastle-based NBS presents a view of digital adoption, but is flawed by its narrow focus on building design businesses. In May 2018, the 2018 (8th) annual BIM survey from NBS presented some data on adoption of common data environment (CDE) platforms by UK-based construction businesses. The data suggested a …

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