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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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Phone: (202) 289-7800
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The USA Science & Engineering Festival Takes Building Sciences to the Next Generation

Building science can take you from landscapes to skyscrapers, from virtual design to hands-on construction, from sustainability to resilience, from vision to reality, and, in the case of the National Institute of Building Sciences, it can take you on a walk through a virtual base on Mars.
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Learn About Policies that Drive Energy Performance Outcomes

The upcoming CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo, April 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the place to be for the latest on building commissioning, energy management and building diagnostics. The National Institute of Building Sciences is a supporting organization of the Conference, which focuses on connecting service providers with building owners, facility managers and representatives of top commercial real estate, building maintenance and facility services companies.
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One Week Left to Share How You Use Off-Site Construction in Your Work

With more and more building professionals using off-site construction methods, the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) wants to know how you are using off-site construction practices and methods in your commercial construction work.
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NCBCS Looks at Pros, Cons of Jurisdictions Changing Length of Code Adoption Cycles

The National Institute of Building Sciences National Council on Building Codes and Standards (NCBCS) issued a new white paper, Benefits and Challenges of a Timely Code Adoption Cycle.
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National Institute of Building Sciences to Participate in CxEnergy 2018

Don’t miss the upcoming CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo, to be held April 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fifth annual CxEnergy provides topical, in-depth educational presentations for commissioning; testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB); and energy management professionals. The National Institute of Building Sciences is a supporting organization of the event
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Tell the Institute How You Use Off-Site Construction in Your Work

The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) still wants to know how you are using off-site construction practices and methods in your commercial construction work.
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WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® Celebrates 20 Years

This past Thursday, January 11, 2018, attendees at the National Institute of Building Sciences’ annual FEDCon® Breakfast learned about the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® and joined in the celebration of its 20th anniversary. The Institute’s online research site, WBDG hosts federal design specifications and criteria, as well as education programs, design recommendations and case studies.
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Registration is Open: It’s Time to Reserve Your Spot at the BEST Conference

Register now to join us for the fifth Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference™ (BEST5)taking place April 15-18, 2018, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This triennial event, presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council (BEC)-Philadelphia, offers more than 60 presentations in two tracks under the umbrella theme of Looking Back—Moving Forward: Where History Inspires Innovation. Delivered by leading building enclosure experts, the BEST5 program will cover topics that concern all industry professionals
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NCBCS Sees Engaging Code Officials Early as Way to Streamline Building Process

Today, the National Institute of Building Sciences National Council on Building Codes and Standards (NCBCS) issued a new white paper, Engaging Code Officials Early in the Process to Achieve High-Performance Buildings.
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2017 Moving Forward Report Looks to the Future

Monday, January 8, the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council released its 2017 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, during its Annual Meeting, held as part of Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo.
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Institute Announces 2018 Executive Team, New Board Members

The 2018 National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is now in place. The Executive Team includes Joseph Donovan as chair; Carl Hedde as vice chair; Joy Marshall Ortiz, AIA, NCARB as secretary; and Cindy L. Davis, CBO as treasurer. New members to the Board include Scott A. McDonald; Thomas H. Phoenix, PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP; and Darrell Rounds, FMA, CEM
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Building Innovation 2018: Three Days Left to Save

If you're planning to attend Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo, January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., you have one last chance to save on registration.
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Institute to Unveil Mitigation Saves Interim Report during Building Innovation 2018

The National Institute of Building Sciences will unveil the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report at a presentation luncheon Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, during Building Innovation 2018 Conference & Expo. The report, which highlights the significant savings that result from implementing mitigation strategies in terms of safety, and the prevention of property loss and disruption of day-to-day life, builds on the well-known
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Three Years Later, OSCC Is Asking How Industry Uses Off-Site Construction Today

The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) is conducting a new survey to gain an understanding of how the U.S. building industry has changed its use of off-site construction methods in the past three years.
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Building Innovation 2018 Early-Bird Rate Ends Tomorrow, November 30

Expert speakers, multiple educational sessions, informative keynotes, entertaining networking opportunities and career-building continuing education credits…all taking place at Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, January 8-11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Don’t pay full price to be part of four activity-packed days

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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease 7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased 7-Eleven property located at 1516 NE Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon for $2,290,000

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM MARCH 2017...

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.