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Iconic tech product to retire after 40 years

by LLB Editor
4th Aug 20 4:36 pm

After 40 years, NBS, the leading provider of connected construction information, will be saying goodbye to RIBA Product Selector, its iconic product directory. All its content is now available in NBSSource, a brand new cloud-based platform for construction product information.

Over its four-decade lifespan, RIBA Product Selector evolved from a physical printed directory of thousands of construction products, found on every architect’s shelf, to an online database.

The printed version remained in high demand until recently, and even ten years ago over 20,000 copies were distributed. However, as specification increasingly became digital, specifiers turned to computer-based tools. Now with the rise of cloud-based specification platforms such as NBS Chorus, which links seamlessly to NBS Source, specification writing is faster and more accurate.

Any manufacturers listed in RIBA Product Selector will now have their content held in NBS Source, with the option to improve their listings with enhanced data. NBS Source presents manufacturer data in a structured format providing consistent properties and values, performance criteria and certification.  These features have been incredibly popular with specifiers.

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