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GBE Collaborate Services About

GBE Collaborate Services About:

GBE Collaborative services between GBE and Solution Providers (anyone with an Environmental Solution to a construction related Problem).

GBE provide information to Designers and Specifiers, in order to do that we work with Solution Providers to get the best out of their information, rationalise it and deliver it effectively for Designers and Specifiers.

Solution Providers are:

  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers/Merchants/Importers/ Agents/Distributors
  • Applicators/Installers
  • Servers/Service Providers
  • Specialist Consultants
  • Training/Skills Courses
  • Content Authors

Solutions to Problems

that have a place in GBE website might include:

  • Materials
  • Products
  • Accessories
  • Sub-systems
  • Systems
  • Elements
  • Buildings
  • Services

You may have a Solution to a Problem but may need help to promote it’s:

  • Healthy characteristics
  • Environmental credentials without straying into ‘Greenwash’
  • Resourcefulness
  • Appropriate characteristics for particular applications
  • Technical Competencies
  • Effectiveness at its application

GBE would like to:

  • Improve the focus of technical and promotional literature
  • Reorganise and rationalise this information
  • Provide Contract Specification-ready clauses
  • Promote your products to a very large dedicated audience
  • Distribute design, specification and guidance information to users.
  • Offer a wide range of related services.

Contact for these and other services offered here:

  • BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy at GBE 
  • Contact details: See top right of this and home page
  • GBE Team G#1021 N#1040

GBE Collaborative Services

GBE is here to serve designers and specifiers, in order to do that we need to support manufacturers to help them to provide the information that the designers and specifiers need.

Manufacturer’s Website content and promotional literature is usually a mixture of optimistic promotional and technical information that takes time to assimilate into designs and convert into specifications, if time is short the specifications may be short on detail and weak against the inevitable substitution processes in contracts.

GBE have 33 years of experience of extracting the essence out of product information to make robust contract specification clauses; now we are turning our efforts to support manufacturers to highlight their products and information about them to emphasize their green credentials without creeping into greenwash, and turn it into:

GBE Product Pages: broken down into 6 Core Pages all linked to each other so there is 21 times more likelihood of the product being found, they are: Products, Accessories, Systems, Manufacturer, Suppliers, Installers

GBE Website is also being developed as an encyclopaedia of green construction to help educate the users in green design, green materials and green methods of construction, so they can understand the principles, can adopt the products and are more likely to and more capable of defending them in value engineering, cost cutting and specification substitution exercises.

Each topic of the GBE Green Building Encyclopaedia has its own page and wherever a topic is relevant to the product then their pages are listed and linked so they are instantly available without searching for them. They include: GBE Checklist, GBE Jargon Buster, GBE Defects, GBE Solutions, GBE Rules of Thumb, etc.

and informing GBE Product Data Sheet and CAPEM Product Data Sheet

Extra services available for consideration all downloadable from appropriate GBE Product Page

  • GBE Echo Manufacturer’s Self Declaration confirmed by GBE as Independent 3rd Party.
  • GBE EndOfLife End of life options for products, systems, assemblies, buildings
  • GBE Product Passport supports End of Life Reclamation and Reuse
  • GBE Green Building Specification Preliminaries and Work Sections with/out manufacturers products clauses
  • GBE BEST Building Element Screening Test which informs:
  • GBE CAD Computer Aided Drawing 2D & 3D modelling of Products and Construction

Available from GBE BIM with GBE Robust Specification and CAP’EM LCA

  • GBE BIM Building Information Modeling 3D CAD models with BIM capability to which other data can be attached:
  • GBE Robust Specification
  • GBE Product Data Sheet
  • GBE Library will be assembled with manufacturers current promotional and technical literature, certificates etc.
  • GBE CPD a collection of 1000 seminars to be added; seminars on sustainable construction, materials, methods, specification, procurement, professional practice to which manufacturer’s CPD will be added.
  • GBE LitAudit Literature Audits increasingly manufacturers promotional literature strays into Greenwash, we offer a service to review literature and highlight these problems. Literature includes Website content, CPD Seminars,
  • GBE LitEdit Once the literatures Audit is complete we offer to edit or rewrite the content to remove the problems.
  • GBE Classify Adding classification information to literature to ensure it fits into designer’s information systems
  • GBE Marketing: Taking the GBE Literature Audits a stage further we advise manufacturers how to promote the environmental characteristics without straying into Greenwash.
  • GBE Product Database All of the above information will be collected into a single searchable database
  • GBE Live topical seminar events with corresponding topical exhibitions

GBE Collaborator Services

CAPEM Services

  • CAPEM LCA Life Cycle Assessment downloadable from GBE Product Page used by GBE BIM summarized in CAPEM EPD
  • CAPEM EPD Environmental Product Declaration the report from CAPEM LCA
  • Product improvement Opportunities GBE Marginal Analysis and GBE DeTox

Supplier Services

Template GBE SUPPLIERS PAGE & Example Suppliers Page

Supplier’s/Merchant’s Services Band Options

GBE Collaborator Band Options A01 BRM 140815 pdf

Supplier’s/Merchant’s Budget calculator

GBE Collaborator Price Options A01 BRM 130415 xlsx

Other Services



  • Example for Gemini Adhesives Ltd
  • RIBA CI/SfB LABEL (with no content)
  • EPIC is a moribund or dead classification system
  • GBE Classify Label using RIBA CI/SfB classification box
  • 7 classifications to suit resilient flooring accessories
  • CI/SfB ready for Libraries,
  • CI/SfB table 1 for CAD layering
  • CAWS 1987 for Specification,
  • CAWS 2012 for NBS Create & Elemental Specification
  • Uniclass 2012 for BIM

For Gemini Adhesives Ltd. sample box

GBE 3D View

GBE 3D View

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy aka BrianSpecMan
30th December 2012 – 30th September 2018

GBE Collaborate Services About

GBE CollaboratorBandOptions A01BRM140815

GBE CollaboratorBandOptions A01BRM140815

GBE CollaboratorBandPrices A01BRM140815

The Excel file allows your budget pricing of Services to work out the combination for your budget

GBE CollaboratorPriceOptions A01BRM140815

Or ask for pricing to be determined by GBE for you


NGS Website Diagrams Total png

NGS About cover png

NGS ABOUT Rev A01 03/05/2014

NGS Elevator Pitch A02 BRM 180814 png

NGS Elevator Pitch Rev A02 18/08/2014 update

NGS Specification Sales Architects Cover png

NGS Specification Sales to Architects Rev A02 26/04/2014

NGS Supplier Manufacturer Invite A00 BRM 030514 png

NGS Supplier’s & Manufacturer’s Invitation A01 04/05/2014

Manufacturer Services

NGS Manufacturer Services 2 Page A01 BRM 270414 png

NGS Sipfit Manufacturer 2Page 280414 png

Template Product Page          Example Product page

NGS 6Part Linkage Diagram 2 png

NGS 6 Core Pages Linking and Enrichment

NGS 6 Core Pages 4 wide png

NGS 6 Core Pages successful at delivering your information

GBE CollaboratorBandPrices A01BRM140815

The GBE CollaboratorPriceOptions A01BRM140815 to work out the combination for your budget

Or ask for pricing to be determined by NGS for you

Supplier Services

NGS Supplier Services A00 BRM 270414 png

NGS Supplier 2 Page Example A00 BRM 270414 png

Template NGS SUPPLIERS PAGE & Example Suppliers Page

GBE CollaboratorBandOptions A01BRM140815

GBE CollaboratorBandOptions A01BRM140815

GBE CollaboratorBandPrices A01BRM140815

GBE CollaboratorPriceOptions A01BRM140815

Other Services


NGS Literature Classification Gemini png

Example for Gemini Adhesives Ltd

RIBA CI SfB Box png

RIBA CI/SfB LABEL (with no content)
EPIC is a moribund or dead classification system

NGS CLASSIFY Gemini Samples Box Label png

NGS CLASSIFY LABEL using RIBA CI/SfB classification box
7 classifications to suit resilient flooring acccessories

  • CI/SfB ready for Libraries,
  • CI/SfB table 1 for CAD layering
  • CAWS 1987 for Specification,
  • CAWS 2012 for NBS Create & Elemental Specification
  • Uniclass 2012 for BIM

For Gemini Adhesives Ltd. sample box


NGS 3D View PictureThis A00 BRM 090314 png


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy aka BrianSpecMan
30th December 2012 – 30th September 2018

GBE Collaborate Services About
See Also:

About GBE

  • GBE About (PDF)
  • GBE Elevator Pitch (PDF) 18/08/2014 update
  • GBE Specification Sales to Architects (PDF)

Is NGS website being used? Signing off G#2405 09/09/2015

How well connected are NGS, GBE and BrianSpecMan?

See GBE Webstats and scroll down

Other internet presence statistics and scroll down

  • Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Google+
  • Twitter stats and retweetable score
  • Scribd & SlideShare stats
  • SustMeme & 3 rankings

Are GBE website, GBE Green Building Encyclopaedia and the ambitions for GBE 2D/3D View appreciated by users? 

Who can I discuss my requirements with?

  • see top of this page

What else do you need to know?

  • NGSSpecificationSalesArchitectsCover

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy aka BrianSpecMan
30th December 2012 – 30th September 2018


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