Tuesday 12 October 2010

RIBA Guerrilla Tactics 2010 for Small Architecture Practices

This year's RIBA Guerrilla Tactics conference is partnered by NBS. The conference will take place on 17 - 18 November 2010 at 66 Portland Place, London.

The exciting news from NBS is that we will use this conference to launch our new NBS Domestic Specification product. NBS Domestic Specification is our first online specification product. As it works through any web browser it doesn't need you to install any software, you always use the latest data and it works on both a PC and a Mac.
Andrew Wilson, the NBS technical expert for small works and Alistair Findlay who has developed the software will be there for the conference and will launch the product as part of the CPD session "Best practice specification for domestic projects using online technologies".

Speakers at the conference include:
  • Ruth Reed, RIBA President
  • Kevin McCloud (from Channel 4's Grand Designs)
  • Paul Fletcher, RIBA Client Design Advisor
  • Angela Brady, RIBA President Elect


  1. Will it be a subscription based product or a "pay as you go". The advantage of the paper based NBS Domestic Specification was one could buy it as one needed it.

  2. Archtech,

    It will be pay-as-you-go. The three things small practices asked us for in surveys were:

    1. Pay-per-project - so costs can easily be justified
    2. Concise - not pages and pages of spec that will scare off contractors
    3. Work on a Mac


  3. that's great thanks for that. looking forward to using it.