The collaboration will provide building product manufacturers with far greater visibility across the construction project timeline, from initial product selection by specifiers, through to the contractors appointed, key contacts involved and planning documentation.

The disconnected nature of the construction supply chain has often been cited as a barrier to effective collaboration, but the connection of the two platforms closes this gap for the first time.

Information provided by Glenigan’s 554,000-strong construction project database has been connected directly to NBS Chorus, the firm’s powerful specification platform. For the first time ever, manufacturers will be able to see where they have been specified in NBS, then view all the data about that project through Glenigan and the key decision makers involved.

Both firms are well regarded for their industry insight and expertise and this marks the first phase of a further development between the two construction data frontrunners to offer added value to NBS and Glenigan users.

Byggfakta Group, which is one of Europe’s largest construction data providers, aims for the link-up to provide a new level of building intelligence, unique to the construction market, helping manufacturers to maximise their sales potential and secure specification earlier in the construction journey.

“The scale of integration is not just a landmark moment for NBS, Glenigan and Byggfakta Group but for the wider industry,” said Russell Haworth, UK CEO of Byggfakta Group and CEO of NBS. “For the first time we will be able to link product specifications with project data, across the construction process.

“This integration of two tech platforms allows construction product manufacturers to leverage much more detailed market insight. Not just that their products have been specified but where there are opportunities for future sales, due to the daily updated information that Glenigan holds on projects and planning.

“Our group-wide ambition is to use our unique data sets to connect the construction industry and help build better,” continued Mr Haworth. “This marks a major milestone in helping us do exactly that, to the benefit of everyone.”