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NGS launched in 2001 and set out its agenda, which includes creating an encyclopedia of environmental construction, its first major output is GreenSpec website launched in 2003.

In 2012 NGS has set off on a second major output and established a separate NGS website to:


PROGRESS


NEURAL NETWORKS (See Fig. 6)

  • You may well ask how will you find your way around so much information
  • This website is planned and built like a human brain, related pages link to each other so where ever a user lands they can see every other page that contains related relevant information, listed and linked, so they are one click away and can be interrogated without any searching.

DEMONSTRATION

NGS created pages for one manufacturer/suppier and uploaded 37 files to their pages, they include:

In just 3 weeks these 37 files have already been downloaded 630 times. (See Fig. 2)


HOW DO PRODUCTS GET INCLUDED?

NGS chooses the products it wants on the website to help to achieve Healthy, Environmental, Appropriate, Effective, Resourceful, Competent, Construction

It uses NGS Pre-PASS process to screen out other products. 


NGS MANUFACTURER SERVICE PAGES

NGS Subdivides the information gathered and divides them into discrete parts and then links them all up:

The first group includes:


NGS LINKING (See Fig. 6.1, 6.2 & 6.3)

Each page type has an NGS INDEX page, and all related pages are linked to each other.

There is no limit to the number and type of document added and linked, but NGS tries to limit the content to those files appropriate to the scope of the page.

Files sizes have an upper limit of 2Mb and larger files are linked to on the manufacturer’s website.

This first group are the only parts of the website that manufacturers pay for; NGS pays for the other linking and enrichment.

There are other optional services to consider later. 

See Additional NGS SERVICES below.


NGS ENRICHMENT (See Fig. 6.1, 6.2 & 6.3)

In order for the users to understand the relevance and importance of any system, product or accessory or any of their properties or attributes NGS links the manufacturer’s pages into parts of the NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA including:

Linking the manufacturer’s pages to the NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA and visa versa is carried out at NGS expenses as it enriches the experience of the users but has the added advantage of linking more users to the manufacturer’s pages.  (See Fig 6)


WHAT ELSE DO NGS OFFER TO SUPPLIERS?

PASS PRODUCT ASSESSMENT SUSTAINABILITY SCREENING compares any product with an average product in the same application group; showing how they are better or worse than average and highlighting their environmental credentials.

PASS GROUP COMPARISON collecting together basic data about many products and organizing into numerous sort orders based on KPI, EPI and SPI (Key, Environmental and Social Performance Indicators), ranking them and providing average and best in group scoring.

DATA SCHEDULES:

One process NGS PRODUCT DATA COLLECTION collects data manually, which then automatically feeds into and creates:

They are not essential for an NGS PRODUCT PAGE (See Fig. 3-5) but makes the PRODUCT PAGE significantly more useful to NGS users, which was expressly requested by a GreenSpec user survey.  



NGS SUPPLIER SERVICE: EXAMPLES


A simple Supplier service may be:

Price: £396 (including VAT)


One example manufacturer has the following:

Price: £570 (including VAT)

Results: 630 files downloaded in 3 weeks 


See NGS Manufacturer Service Cost (Excel Price Calculator) for your combination.

(See Fig. 7)

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NGS SERVICES on offer are comprehensive and aim to be joined up from the outset, manufacturers can be selective initially and can progress towards a more comprehensive and joined up set of parts in future.

Manufacturers information needs to be free to designers and specifiers to download so there is an inevitable charge to the manufacturer for these services but they are as low as we can keep them.

NGS has developed a service that is a combination of many small low cost elements whose prices are set and calculable, there is a calculator to download for you to add your shopping list to determine the total cost, add or subtract services to find a price that suits your budget.

NGS assumes the success of this services is based on the number of the documents downloaded; the specification being the most important document of all because it incorporates all of the important requirements of all the other documents and it ends up in the project contract and generates actual orders.

If you have a different criteria for judging success please let NGS know.

NGS is experimenting with providing a minimum service on credit (price determined and informed in advance) until it proves to be working (document downloads; 1 or 2 weeks is enough to know) once the services if proved then the manufacturer pays for the minimum service in full, and NGS shows the manufacturer what can be added to increase the likely document downloads which the manufacturer can choose to commission or not.

NGS is also going to experiment with half payment and remainder in installments, this will only be offered to Micro SMEs and not available to SME Small to Medium Enterprises.

The initial payment for setting up being set by NGS price and your scope, and this price is for one year.

Subsequently NGS is considering NGS will report on web stats based on document downloads alone, and invite the manufacturer to pay what they think the service is worth to them (NGS assume the more downloads the better, the more its worth) if the service is not benefiting the manufacturer then the pages will be removed and no further money is exchanged or NGS work on further enrichment until the pages start generating downloads, and then the fee is due.

It is in NGS's interest to optimise the manufacturer's pages to maximise downloads and NGS will.


Additional services

ADDITIONAL NGS SUPPLIER SERVICES

Other services that NGS can offer to Suppliers include:

What is the cost of these additional NGS SERVICES?

These are bespoke and are priced on a job by job inspection and quotation.

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© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
8th December 2013

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Fig. 1 NGS Website NEWS page


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Fig. 2 NGS Document Dowloads from
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Fig. 3 Extracts from NGS SUPPLIERS PAGE example


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Fig. 6.1

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Fig. 6.2

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Fig. 6.3

Fig. 6 NGS Linkages between supplier (at the hub) and product, accessories, system, design, supply chain, manufacturer, etc.

6.1 Basic, 6.2 Intermediate and 6.3 Full versions


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Fig. 7 Supplier Service Cost Calculator


© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
8th December 2013 

NGS Supplier Services Page
See Also: 


NGS LINKS


NGS CPD


NGS JARGON BUSTER


NGS PRODUCT DATA COLLECTION


NGS PAGES


NGS ENRICHMENT


NGS MANUFACTURER’S SERVICES


Contact BrianSpecMan@aol.com
Tel: 01733 238148
Mob: 07973 281024


© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
8th December 2013