Partnership to improve design management process

Construction and development group, Bowmer + Kirkland has been announced as the first ‘Contractor Partner’ working with construction technology firm NBS.

Catalyst Building (Photo: @bandkphoto/ Bowmer + Kirkland)

The work developed by NBS on its Chorus platform will allow design managers to better collaborate with their design partners and manufacturer supply chain — both of which are said to speed up the design process and reduce defects in construction.

It is also said that the platform will include improved features to help contractors work with their approved suppliers. Design managers can then take snapshots of specifications at key work stages to create an archive of ‘big data’ from previous projects, helping to maintain robust digital records.

Bowmer + Kirkland is said to make the most of these developments, using NBS Chorus to work more efficiently with design partners and better manage project design and construction phases.

Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director at NBS, said, “When Chorus was initially launched, we focused on the needs of the specification writer. We then became aware of other benefits of working in the cloud as architects and engineers invited manufacturers to collaborate on developing complex system specifications.

“We’ve worked hard on improving these collaboration workflows around licencing, audit history and permissions. The next natural step for NBS is to widen the usage of Chorus to the design managers that oversee this process on large contractor-led projects.


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