Right first time coatings specifications through NBS

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To support architects and specifiers put the digital golden thread into practice, we are pleased to have introduced NBS Chorus into our specification service offering for PPG Protective Coatings, JOHNSTONE’S® Trade and GORI paints.

We understand that the design and construction of a building is complex and involves the specification of many products and materials – that’s why we are pleased to be a NBS partner, to make the specification of coatings seamless; saving specifiers time and supporting the golden thread of product information.

Total Coatings for a project from a single source

The NBS Source digital platform contains comprehensive product specification, performance data and certifications for all PPG coatings & Johnstone’s Trade paints including decorative finishes, masonry coatings, woodworks and protective coatings all in one place.

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What’s more is, product data in NBS Source connects seamlessly to NBS Chorus, the cloud based specification tool, allowing specifiers to drag and drop PPG & Johnstone’s Trade products directly into a project specification at the click of a button.

Collaborative coatings specification authoring

If your practice has a NBS Chorus license, you can now invite the PPG team into your projects. Through NBS Chorus, our team can work collaboratively with you to review, create and refine a coatings specification to speed up your digital workflow and make the design more efficient. We can also work with you to develop Master Specifications, so that your practice has access to up-to-date coatings specifications stored centrally in one place.

BIM ready product files

Critical to the golden thread, NBS Chorus integrates with BIM software solutions including Autodesk REVIT and IFC to link products to the 3D BIM Model. PPG Protective Coatings and Johnstone’s Trade BIM files are stored in NBS Source to support seamless transition from specification to 3D model to construction.

Here to help

At PPG we are here to support you to develop right first coatings specifications. Regardless of what stage your project may be, we can work with you to provide:

Bespoke project specification in Uniclass 2015 & CAWS

Office Master development and maintenance

Guidance on Internal Finishes to PFP for Structural Steel Framing clauses

Don’t have a NBS Chorus license but need a project specification?

No problem! We can work with you to build project specifications in Word or PDF, depending on your requirements.

If you would like to discuss a project specification, get in touch with the team by emailing

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