Digicon is a publication and consulting company specializing in all aspects of construction specifications and product data development in North America. As specification writers, publishers, educators, and consultants, we strive to maintain our lead at the forefront of construction documentation and software technology.
Digicon Information Inc announced the news that it has been acquired by NBS, a global provider of construction information and knowledge management services, based in the UK.
Digicon President David Watson said: “This acquisition means that Digicon will be able to improve the quantity, quality, and support of our specification and software products, with full access to the resources and experience of NBS.”
“Digicon welcomes this acquisition with open arms, and looks forward to continuing to bring the best in construction information technology to Canada in an effort to equip its customers to compete on a national and global scale.
“Digicon’s products and software will continue to be sold and supported via the online storefront Spex.ca; an alliance between Digicon and CSC (Construction Specifications Canada).”
NBS Chief Executive, Richard Waterhouse, said: “We are passionate about digital construction and this passion is echoed within the industry in all corners of the globe.
“Organisations are looking for a single provider to support their work in international markets and so 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 this exciting new market.
“We already have an established, highly skilled technical and development team in the UK and are very much looking forward to working with similarly skilled and committed experts in Canada.
“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 is the latest stage in planned international expansion for NBS, who provide technical information, specification and BIM tools to construction industry professionals, after launching a subsidiary, NBS Knowledge Pty Ltd, in Australia at the start of the year.
For further information about NBS, visit www.thenbs.com and to find out more about Digicon visit www.digicon.ab.ca