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We bring together experts from across the built environment to make our communities safer and more sustainable. But our ...
11/30/2020

We bring together experts from across the built environment to make our communities safer and more sustainable. But our work doesn’t happen without you, and we need your support. For more information, visit https://www.nibs.org. #GivingTuesday #gratitude

84 Lumber Company's Dinelle on teamwork: “Surround yourself with good people.” https://bit.ly/nibsWEBmentorship #workfor...
11/25/2020

84 Lumber Company's Dinelle on teamwork: “Surround yourself with good people.” https://bit.ly/nibsWEBmentorship #workforce #LeadershipDevelopment

FEMA recently released a study, Building Codes Save: A National Study, that features the benefits from adopting modern b...
11/24/2020
New FEMA Study Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save Billions

FEMA recently released a study, Building Codes Save: A National Study, that features the benefits from adopting modern building codes and standards. #buildingcodes #buildingsafety

This week, FEMA released its landmark study, “Building Codes Save: A National Study,” featuring an in-depth look at the quantified benefits—avoided losses to buildings and building contents—from adopting modern building codes and standards. As the frequency and severity of natural hazards co...

Innovative strategies to stem future losses are needed now more than ever. #resilience #hazardmitigation
11/24/2020
The Value of Disaster Planning Outweighs Its Cost — Sixfold

Innovative strategies to stem future losses are needed now more than ever. #resilience #hazardmitigation

Innovative strategies to stem losses from natural disasters are needed now more than ever, but choosing resiliency over frugality may require incentives.

There are fewer homes for sale today than ever recorded in data going back nearly 40 years. #housing
11/23/2020
'We Need To Build More Homes': Prices Soar Amid Housing Shortage

There are fewer homes for sale today than ever recorded in data going back nearly 40 years. #housing

It's not only low interest rates pushing up prices to record highs. A historic lack of homes for sale is a big part of it too. And it's making homeownership unaffordable for too many people.

NIBS CEO Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, will keynote the Rics Americasconference in January! Register to learn more about techno...
11/23/2020

NIBS CEO Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, will keynote the Rics Americas
conference in January! Register to learn more about technology integration for industry transformation and data-enriched projects and assets: https://bit.ly/ricsamericas #buildingsciences #construction

Women make up 10% of the construction workforce — 1.1 million women, compared with 9.9 million men. #constructionjobs #d...
11/20/2020
Top U.S. cities for women in construction

Women make up 10% of the construction workforce — 1.1 million women, compared with 9.9 million men. #constructionjobs #diversityandinclusion

A recent breakdown of census data shows the areas with the highest share of women construction workers and their annual salaries.

We bring together experts in building science, construction and government to find solutions for the built environment. ...
11/20/2020

We bring together experts in building science, construction and government to find solutions for the built environment. But our work doesn’t happen without you, and we need your support. #GivingTuesday #gratitude

Columbia University Dean Emeritus predicts four major trends that will become common.  #office #Workforce
11/18/2020
This is what the office will look like in 2022

Columbia University Dean Emeritus predicts four major trends that will become common. #office #Workforce

Columbia University Dean Emeritus predicts four major trends that will become common in the coming years.

Last chance to register - space is limited! Register for the Women Executives in Building virtual leadership meeting tom...
11/18/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Women Executives in Building: Virtual Leadership Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Last chance to register - space is limited! Register for the Women Executives in Building virtual leadership meeting tomorrow, Nov. 19. Our topic: #mentorship. #buildingsciences #leadership

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Women Executives in Building: Virtual Leadership Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

There should be a detailed safety training program in place to prevent jobsite accidents. #construction #builtenvironmen...
11/17/2020
Lower Workers' Compensation Costs by Having a Plan

There should be a detailed safety training program in place to prevent jobsite accidents. #construction #builtenvironment

Having comprehensive plans in place are the most impactful way to mitigate workers’ compensation costs, says the National Association of Home Builders. There should be a detailed safety training program in place to prevent jobsite accidents, which then inherently lowers workers’ compensation cos...

Proud to partner with 84 Lumber Company, our new sponsor for the Women Executives in Building: Virtual Leadership Series...
11/17/2020
84 Lumber Co. and NIBS Collaborate to Celebrate Women Leaders in the Building Industry - National Institute of Building Sciences

Proud to partner with 84 Lumber Company, our new sponsor for the Women Executives in Building: Virtual Leadership Series! The next meeting is Nov. 19, and we will be discussing mentorship. Register today! #DiversityandInclusion #Workforce #leadershipdevelopment

84 Lumber has signed on to sponsor the Women Executives in Building virtual series, reaching female executives and C-suite leaders

Register now for the next Women Executives in Building virtual leadership meeting! This Thursday, Nov. 19, we'll discuss...
11/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Women Executives in Building: Virtual Leadership Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Register now for the next Women Executives in Building virtual leadership meeting! This Thursday, Nov. 19, we'll discuss mentorship. Our speaker will be Judy Dinelle with 84 Lumber Company. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuipqDMtHNdh1qFwQ_Y3f83giBjCGQOq #mentorship #workforce #womeninleadership

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Women Executives in Building: Virtual Leadership Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The Shed is a 200,000-square-foot arts center in New York that can roll back and forth to increase its size. #builtenvir...
11/13/2020
This building on wheels could be the future of architecture - CNN Video

The Shed is a 200,000-square-foot arts center in New York that can roll back and forth to increase its size. #builtenvironment #architecture

The Shed is a 200,000-square-foot arts center in New York that can roll back and forth to increase its size. One of the architects behind its design says it's time to rethink the way buildings are made.

We're in new territory. Never before have three named storms been swirling at the same time this late in the year. #hurr...
11/13/2020
Final weeks of historic hurricane season bring new storms

We're in new territory. Never before have three named storms been swirling at the same time this late in the year. #hurricaneseason

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just when you thought it should be safe to go back to the water, the record-setting tropics are going crazy. Again. Tropical Storm Eta is parked off the western...

Code-based earthquake engineering is on the verge of getting simpler. #engineering #design
11/12/2020
NEHRP Recommendations Likely To Improve Seismic Design

Code-based earthquake engineering is on the verge of getting simpler. #engineering #design

Code-based earthquake engineering is on the verge of getting simpler, thanks to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program’s recommendation to replace the traditional seismic hazard maps with an improved seismic hazards database. The recommendation is one of the most significant changes put...

The NIBS BIM Council focuses on all aspects of BIM and how technology impacts the built environment.  #BIM #buildingtech...
11/10/2020
NIBS Rebrands Council to Focus on Building Information Management - National Institute of Building Sciences

The NIBS BIM Council focuses on all aspects of BIM and how technology impacts the built environment. #BIM #buildingtechnology

(WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2020) – The National Institute of Building Sciences has rebranded the buildingSMART alliance to the Building Information Management Council to emphasize its role in the development and deployment of national information management standards and processes.

Some see a new role for New York City’s business district as a site for affordable housing. #affordablehousing #urbanpla...
11/10/2020
Imagining a Second Life for Midtown Manhattan’s Empty Offices

Some see a new role for New York City’s business district as a site for affordable housing. #affordablehousing #urbanplanning

As workers stay home and office buildings sit vacant, some see a new role for New York City’s business district — as a site for affordable housing.

The 2020 NEHRP Provisions were developed by the NIBS BSSC and published by FEMA to advance seismic design standards. htt...
11/09/2020

The 2020 NEHRP Provisions were developed by the NIBS BSSC and published by FEMA to advance seismic design standards. http://bit.ly/nibsbsscnehrpprov #earthquake #design

Utah’s largest public transportation agency has begun piecing together a plan to meet transit demand. #publictransit
11/06/2020
UTA to unveil its five-year mass transit plan

Utah’s largest public transportation agency has begun piecing together a plan to meet transit demand. #publictransit

The Utah Transit Authority laid out detailed plans to state lawmakers on how the agency proposes to develop its transportation resources to add more routes using various modes of travel throughout the Salt Lake and nearby valleys.

The NIBS BIM Council focuses on all aspects of BIM and how technology impacts the built environment.
11/06/2020
NIBS Rebrands Council to Focus on Building Information Management - National Institute of Building Sciences

The NIBS BIM Council focuses on all aspects of BIM and how technology impacts the built environment.

(WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2020) – The National Institute of Building Sciences has rebranded the buildingSMART alliance to the Building Information Management Council to emphasize its role in the development and deployment of national information management standards and processes.

Pulte, Lennar, and CBH Homes are leveraging tech and online sales tactics to keep customers engaged. #technology #housin...
11/04/2020
How Builders Use Property Tech to Enhance Customer Experience

Pulte, Lennar, and CBH Homes are leveraging tech and online sales tactics to keep customers engaged. #technology #housing

Pulte, Lennar, and CBH Homes are leveraging tech and online sales tactics to keep customers engaged, despite pandemic hurdles.

The aid comes from the EPA's State Revolving Funds, which assists states, tribes and territories with #infrastructure pr...
11/04/2020
Hawaii awarded $23.3M to protect, improve water infrastructure - Pacific Business News

The aid comes from the EPA's State Revolving Funds, which assists states, tribes and territories with #infrastructure projects.

The $23,319,000 in aid comes from the EPA's State Revolving Funds, which assists states, tribes and territories with infrastructure projects that help protect surface water and provide safe drinking water to communities across the country.

Amazon, Google and Facebook are pouring billions into construction of data centers around the U.S. #commercialbuilding #...
11/02/2020
Data center construction market continues to boom

Amazon, Google and Facebook are pouring billions into construction of data centers around the U.S. #commercialbuilding #construction

Amazon, Google and Facebook are pouring billions into construction of data centers around the U.S. 

The world had to change how we work, learn, and socialize.  #healthybuildings #COVID19
11/02/2020
Making Buildings "Healthy" As Consumers Return Indoors

The world had to change how we work, learn, and socialize. #healthybuildings #COVID19

The world had to change how we work, socialize, learn and even shop as a result of the burgeoning pandemic. Driving the change is a sudden lack of safety felt by consumers in indoor spaces and buildings and facilities managers have been left to figure out how to make their spaces “healthy”.

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National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable housing and commercial structures throughout the country. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974.

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