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Episode 37: The Quiet Mark & NBS Partnership - Prioritising Wellbeing in Buildings

Episode 37: The Quiet Mark & NBS Partnership - Prioritising Wellbeing in Buildings

In December 2021, Quiet Mark announced an industry-milestone partnership with NBS, a leading construction data and specification platform to empower architects to specify ‘acoustics first’, by providing a short-cut for specifiers to source responsible products. The aim being to elevate wellness through architectural acoustics; optimising the overall level of acoustic comfort for occupants.

The 3,600+ practises that use NBS to make 13.6M specification decisions per month can now filter for Quiet Mark certified products and materials, using the left hand navigation menu. This includes products such as Dyson hand dryers and Mira electric showers, or building materials including WoodUpp’s Akupanel Decorative Wood Acoustic Panels and ROCKWOOL’s Thermal and Sound Insulation Range.

For architects, engineers, designers and contractors NBS provides a cloud-based specification system that enables them to work smarter and reduce their risk. For building product manufacturers, NBS helps grow their business by exposing their products across the construction project timeline.  In this episode, our CMO & HostSimon Gosling, enjoys a conversation with 3 expert guests, each one representing a different part of that process. Together they explore the role of specification, the ways that they use the NBS platform, and what the new Quiet Mark x NBS partnership means for them, and the industry as a whole. 

Stephen Hamil is Innovation Director at NBS - Stephen first started working on NBS products in 1999 and has played a big part in the development of platforms such as NBS Chorus and NBS Source. He was the project lead for parts of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group 'Level 2 programme'. Prior to joining NBS, Stephen studied at Durham University. His first degree was in Structural Engineering followed by a PhD in the digital modelling of building structures.

Richard Grove is Director | Europe at Inhabit - After 8 1/2 years leading the acoustics team out of BDP's London Studio, Richard recently started an exciting new role as Director | Europe at Inhabit. Part of Egis Group, Inhabit is a design-led, multi-disciplinary team of experienced architects, designers, engineers and contractors who are passionate about making a positive contribution to our built environment.

Gregg Wright is Director at WoodUpp, manufacturer of Quiet Mark certified Akupanel Decorative Wood Acoustic Panels, bringing the beauty and calming essence of nature to homes or workplaces. They oversee each area of production, from selecting the standing trees, right through to the distribution of the end product ensuring only the highest quality products are made for their clients.