RIBA Enterprises and consultant Davis Langdon Schumann Smith (DLSS) have announced a collaborative venture to push the National Building Specification (NBS) into international markets and improve it in the UK.

The NBS publishes documents with specification details for architects and DLSS writes project specifications.

Nick Schumann, partner at DLSS said: “The objective is to combine NBS’ publishing experience with our project experience.” He added that DLSS would use its international expertise to tailor the NBS to local markets, starting with South Africa and Australia in 2007.