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Currently, the world’s economy relies primarily on a “take, make, dispose” linear model that requires access to large quantities of cheap and accessible materials and energy and large areas in which to dispose of products at the perceived end of their lifecycle. However, we are now 1) running out of those large quantities, and 2) waste accumulation is becoming an ever-increasing problem. Enter the ideology of a circular economy. In circular thinking, materials, components and products are kept at their highest use and value at all time. The focus is on restoration, regeneration and reuse rather than disposal.
NBS are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals and are proud to be leading the construction industry in its digital evolution. Their roots lie in the UK's National Building Specification and for nearly 50 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. Their future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as they fast become the information marketplace for the global construction industry.
NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
We connect trusted knowledge to customers' workflows â€“ mitigating risk, increasing efficiency and accelerating innovation For more than 60 years, leading R&D and engineering-intensive organizations have relied on us to achieve on-time, on-budget delivery of complex projects and new products. We deliver an unparalleled combination of technical content and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to surface answers from the vast universe of technical knowledge, both inside and outside the organization. In a single interface, we connect the dots between information scattered across many different sources, allowing technical professionals to make better, more informed decisions faster.