Institute Issues Recommendations to the 45th President

Highlights Key Building-Related Concerns

Washington, D.C. –- (RealEstateRama) — Established by the U.S. Congress in 1974, the National Institute of Building Sciences has, from its beginnings, served as an authoritative source of information on building science and technology. More than four decades since its founding, this non-profit, non-governmental organization still brings the public and private sectors together to find solutions to make buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.

With those concerns in mind, the Institute sent a number of building-related recommendations to the Trump Administration today.

The over-arching priorities are to:

  • Make Buildings More Resilient to Natural Disasters
  • Protect Federal Investments
  • Facilitate Government’s Relationship with the Private Sector
  • Support Businesses and Homeowners
  • Establish and Maintain a Skilled Workforce

The Institute offers a number of actions that the Trump Administration; federal agencies; state and local governments; and the building industry can take to achieve safer, high-performance buildings and communities that will save the government, businesses, building owners and families money in the long term.

From seismic safety to building information modeling, members of the Institute’s Councils and Committees—among them some of the most renowned experts in their respective fields—address a wide range of building-related issues. Over the course of its 43-year history, the Institute has offered presidents, the U.S. Congress and federal agencies input, testimonies and recommendations on a host of building topics. The Institute continues to remain a non-partisan authoritative source for the federal government and the nation’s building industry.

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The National Institute of Building Sciences was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. In establishing the Institute, Congress recognized the need for an organization that could serve as an interface between government and the private sector. The Institute's public interest mission is to serve the Nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.

Through the Institute, Congress established a public/private partnership to enable findings on technical, building-related matters to be used effectively to improve government, commerce and industry.

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