NBS named double winner at 2013 Construction News Awards

NBS, which employs 175 people at its city centre office, received the Digital Built Britain award in recognition of its ground-breaking specification tool

NBS has been named a double winner at the 2013 Construction News Awards
NBS has been named a double winner at the 2013 Construction News Awards

A Newcastle company has been named a double winner at the 2013 Construction News Awards.

NBS, which employs 175 people at its city centre office, received the Digital Built Britain award in recognition of its ground-breaking specification tool, NBS Create, and the BIM Initiative of the Year award for the NBS National BIM Library.

NBS Create is the largest and most intelligent construction specification tool in the world, while the NBS National BIM (Building Information Modelling) Library provides construction professionals with free access to well-structured BIM objects that will aid them in their adoption of BIM processes.

The awards evening, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, was the culmination of a rigorous judging process including Dragon’s Den-style live interviews in front of a jury of esteemed clients, contractors, consultants, institutes and government departments.

Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, which owns NBS, said: “To win one award would have been amazing, but winning both of the BIM-related Awards is a testament to the expertise within the business.

“The Digital Built Britain Award is a real victory as Digital Built Britain is the headline under which the Government construction strategy will be delivered.

“To be the inaugural winner of this award demonstrates that NBS is playing its part in achieving that strategy.”

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