NBS National BIM Library

BIM is redefining the construction industry and creating opportunities for manufacturers.

NBS National BIM Library is a trusted and expert consultative service that authors and hosts manufacturers’ product information as BIM objects. The fastest-growing source of BIM content in the UK, it places your products directly in front of thousands of construction professionals at the time of specification.

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What can we do for you?

NBS Create for you

Create BIM objects for you

Our technical experts can author your product information as BIM objects and host them on the library.

Certify and host your existing objects

Certify and host your existing objects

If you already have your own BIM objects, we can assess them to certify that they meet the requirements of the NBS BIM Object Standard and then host them on the library.

Help you create your own content

Help you create your own content

We have detailed guidance to help you create your own BIM objects that meet the NBS BIM Object Standard.

What can we
do for you?

Our BIM object authoring service

Our expert technical authors will create geometry and data from your product information that matches the requirements of the NBS BIM Object Standard. Information contained within a BIM object includes details of performance, maintenance, acoustics, fire rating and much more. All we need from you is:

  • Your product information
  • Your technical data sheets
  • Your CAD drawings

The service is straightforward and we will keep you up to date every step of the way.

How are BIM objects certified?

Our BIM object certification and hosting service

If you have already got your own BIM objects or decide to create them using our free resources, our BIM experts will review those objects and certify that they meet the requirements of the NBS BIM Object Standard.

We give every NBS-certified BIM object a certificate of compliance, which provides instant reassurance to you and your customers that your objects meet our guidelines. The process for certification and hosting is straightforward: Simply supply your BIM objects and our technical authors will review them and provide any guidance and support required to bring them in line with the NBS BIM Object Standard.

What is the NBS BIM Object Standard?

Helping you extend the reach of your BIM objects

All BIM objects on NBS National BIM Library are fully intergated into our unique BIM workflow and seen by designers working across the project timeline:

  • Creating specifications using NBS Create
  • Designing via Autodesk Revit and ArchiCAD
  • Researching product information on ribaproductselector.com
  • Using the NBS BIM Toolkit to deliver projects that meet BIM Level 2 requirements

Supporting your BIM journey

  • We maintain and update your objects, guaranteeing the currency of your data and ensuring your objects meet the latest version of the NBS BIM Object Standard
  • We provide a free sync tool so you can display your BIM objects on your own website too and increase their visibility to designers
  • We've developed an interactive analytics portal so you can keep track of your downloads from both the NBS National BIM Library and your own website
  • We have a dedicated customer service team to help with any queries
NBS National BIM Library Analytics

Why do so many manufacturers choose
NBS National BIM Library?

Given the widespread use of NBS amongst our customers, NBS National BIM Library was the natural choice…. The BIM Object Standard obviously gives clients the satisfaction of knowing that the content they are using is of the highest standard

Lee Jones

Design Manager for BIM
We needed to keep pace with the competition and the NBS National BIM Library seems to be the market leader. We were a bit daunted by the prospect, but having our objects authored and hosted on the site has been much more straightforward than we first thought.

John Mason

Technical Manager
The NBS BIM Object Standard was an important factor for Harlequin Floors when choosing to use the NBS National BIM Library as it allows our key clients to access our BIM objects that operate in a Common Data Environment. It creates a link between the specification process and the construction process and we have to ensure that we as manufacturers are part of both.”

Ray Lloyds

Contracts Director

Why do so many manufacturers choose
NBS National BIM Library?

When looking for a BIM partner, the NBS National BIM Library was the perfect fit for Dulux Trade - trusted, professional and pioneering.

Duncan Lochhead

Marketing Manager
Choosing NBS and the National BIM Library to create and host our products and solutions was an easy choice. Excellent service and technical guidance was given enabling us to offer ROCKWOOL products containing data in a format that our customers want.

Tim Vincent

Senior Technical Solutions Consultant
Working closely with many architectural practices, we have noticed that in the last 3 years the majority have shifted to using the NBS National BIM Library...
For High Performance Doors, the NBS National BIM Library opens up many more opportunities to match our clients’ needs and move at their pace in the fast-moving architectural industry.”

Richard Elliott

Area Sales Manager

Are you missing an opportunity?

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