NBS and BBA join forces to collaborate for a safer industry

NBS, the specification platform for the construction industry, is to partner with the British Board of Agrément (BBA) in its latest move to provide the best practice advice to its users.

As well as allowing its users to gain a deeper level of guidance on BBA certified products, the alliance also strengthens NBS’ compliance offering, aiding specifiers and construction professionals in the decision-making process, by providing timely and consistent data.

Both companies also plan to work together on digital events such as webinars and discussion panels to enrich the debate on industry topics and help better support customers.

Peter Webbon, sales and marketing director at the BBA, said: “The BBA is committed to supporting the construction industry in developing safer, more sustainable building habits, and we recognise that our impact is so much greater if we work collaboratively with the entire construction market.

“That’s why we are thrilled to partner with companies like NBS to be able to do this – driving quality and helping our clients mitigate risk throughout the entire construction supply chain. Working with NBS also supports the BBA’s digitalisation strategy to become a systems-oriented organisation, driving efficiency internally to improve our delivery to clients.”

Richard Waterhouse, chief strategy officer at NBS, added: “If we’re to achieve the ‘Golden Thread of Information’, it’s important that NBS is constantly evolving to ensure it’s providing the best in up-to-date standards-setting information. As an organisation very much at the forefront of product discovery through its work certifying, testing and inspecting emerging products and services, the BBA is an invaluable asset to have onboard.

“We know that working together as an industry is central to improving standards and compliance, and this partnership will no doubt result in collective learning that will better serve our clients and provide added value during the specification process.”

Commenting on the partnership, Sascia Elliott, head of partnerships at NBS, said: “This partnership brings together two globally recognised brands in the construction industry, both of which provide a positive influence in the construction industry supply chain.

“It’s clear there is an obvious synergy between our mission statement and vision, and this collaboration will provide a unified and more ‘joined-up’ approach that will make the industry safer and more sustainable. It’s through this relationship than we can continue to learn from each other’s specialisms as well as complement what both companies have set out to achieve.”