A NORTH East-based global provider of construction information and knowledge management services is expanding overseas into Canada and Australia.

NBS, provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools to construction industry professionals, has acquired Digicon Information Inc, a Canadian publication and consulting company which provides specification data in Canada and North America.

Digicon is a well-established source for construction related information in the form of master specifications, software and BIM tools.

This move is the latest stage in planned international expansion for Newcastle headquartered NBS, who launched a subsidiary, NBS Knowledge Pty Ltd, in Australia at the start of the year.

Following the announcement at a VIP event last night, (Tuesday 24 January), attended by ITV’s Pam Royle and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle Hazel Stephenson, at NBS’ newly refurbished home, The Old Post Office, St Nicholas St, Chief Executive Richard Waterhouse said the company’s decision to expand overseas had been in direct response to customer demand.

“We are passionate about digital construction and this passion is echoed within the industry in all corners of the globe,” he said.

“UK organisations are looking for a single provider to support their work in international markets. It is a natural progression for NBS to develop our tools and expand our service offering to support both our UK customers and those in these exciting new markets. It is something our customers and the industry expect of us. We pride ourselves in being seen as global leaders in innovation with and for our customers; the customer is at the forefront of all that we do”.

“This acquisition means that Digicon will be able to improve the quantity, quality, and support of its specification and software products, with full access to the resources and experience of NBS.  We already have an established highly skilled technical and development team in Newcastle. We are building upon this with our new team in Australia and are very much looking forward to working with similarly skilled and committed experts in Canada”.

For further information about NBS, which provides technical information, products and services to UK architecture, construction, design and engineering companies.  visit www.thenbs.com.