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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was established in 1834 and champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and through its members. RIBA provide the standards, training, support and recognition that puts its members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession. For more information about the RIBA, visit architecture.com

The RIBA does not receive any government funding and relies on its 40,000 members, sponsors and charitable trading operations, as well as its commercial arm, RIBA Enterprises, which includes the brands RIBA Insight and the NBS.

Resources, products and services:

RIBA Appointments

Providing recruitment services to help employers find the right staff and employees to find a job that is right for them.

RIBA Bookshops

Stocking an extensive range of design, construction and architecture books, as well as building and construction contracts (including JCT and NEC) and the Building Regulations.

RIBA CPD

The online resource of essential CPD materials for the construction industry including seminars, videos and factory tours.

All content is approved by the RIBA and worth double CPD points.

RIBA Insight

Offers a unique range of services for manufacturers with multiple routes to product specification. We help you deliver the right level of information in the right place, to the right people, at the right time and in the right format.

RIBA Journal

The magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the leading publication serving the architectural profession. It is published monthly digitally and in print.

RIBA Publishing

A leading provider of high quality information for architects and other built environment professionals, from good practice legal and management guides to technical design guides.

NBS

Committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. NBS has produced specification products for over 40 years, covering building construction, engineering services and landscape design.

NBS National BIM Library

The free-to-use library of product manufacturer BIM objects that meet the NBS BIM Object Standard.

NBS Plus

A library of manufacturers' product information, linked to specific clauses within the NBS specification software products NBS Create, NBS Building, NBS Landscape and NBS Scheduler.