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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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National Institute of Building Sciences Issues Interim Report on the Value of Mitigation

Four years after the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC)conducted an initial survey to gain an understanding of how the U.S. construction sector is using off-site construction techniques and technologies
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National Institute of Building Sciences Refreshes Brand

During the Opening Keynote Breakfast at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo, in Washington, D.C., the Institute revealed its refreshed logo and brand identity.
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Building Innovation 2019 Sessions to Deliver 27 Hours’ Worth of Continuing Education

Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference & Expo, to be held January 7-10, 2019, in Washington, D.C., is a great way to earn continuing education units (CEUs) while hearing from a diverse group of speakers.
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Volunteer and Save: Students Needed to Assist at Building Innovation 2019

Students interested in attending Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo, January 7-10, 2019, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., already receive a discounted price on registration. However, there’s a chance to attend the Conference for FREE as a volunteer.
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Building Innovation 2019 Plenary Keynote to Highlight AGU Net-Zero Energy Renovation

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) will complete the first-ever net-zero energy renovation of an existing commercial building in the District of Columbia in 2019, AGU’s Centennial.
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Building Innovation 2019 Opening Keynote to Talk about Resilience in NYC

Eric Wilson, Deputy Director at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, will serve as the Opening Keynote Speaker at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Addressing the Conference theme of Optimizing for Tomorrow
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National Institute of Building Sciences Names Lakisha Ann Woods President

The National Institute of Building Sciences welcomes Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. The mission of the Institute is to serve the nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.
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National Institute of Building Sciences Issues Second Report on the Value of Mitigation

The National Institute of Building Sciences issued its latest report in a multi-year study on natural hazard mitigation. The second in a series of interim results, Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: Utilities and Transportation Infrastructure examines the potential benefits associated with investing in mitigation for select utility and transportation infrastructure.
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Pew, Institute to Host Webinar on Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Institute of Building Sciences will host a joint webinar, The Business Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure, on Tuesday, October 30, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.
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Deadline Approaches to Submit an Entry for a Beyond Green™ Award

There are only four weeks left to enter those cutting-edge projects and activities for a chance to win a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Award.
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One Week before FMOC Holds Webinar on Transitioning New Facilities

There’s still time to register for a new webinar hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC). But don’t wait too long. The one-hour webinar, Transitioning a New Facility from Construction to Operations and Asset Management
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New SAFETY Act Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Now Available

A new web-based tool can help security professionals for commercial office buildings perform assessments based on the Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings. With best practices developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
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Institute Looking to Hire Professionals with BIM, CAD, GIS Expertise

The National Institute of Building Sciences is in the process of filling several positions to support federal agency clients. The organization is looking to hire building professionals with expertise in building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS).
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The Institute Appoints Jury for 2018 Beyond Green™ Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences announces the jury for the 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The 2018 jury members include Nancy McNabb, AIA; Jason Hartke, PhD; and Arpan Bakshi.
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Last Chance to Register for FMOC’s Webinar on Designing for Maintainability

There are only two days left to register for the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) one-hour webinar, Design for Maintainability: The Importance of Operations and Maintenance Considerations during the Design Phase of Construction Projects
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FMOC Webinar to Look at Improving Maintainability of Facilities through Design

Operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses can account for as much as 80 percent of a building’s life-cycle costs. Yet, working with facility professionals during the design phase of the project can alleviate these costs and help optimize building performance.
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Institute, ASC, ACSA Release Results of Latest Survey on Off-Site Construction Education

The National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC), Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have released the results of a survey to understand how institutions of higher education are teaching about off-site construction methods.
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NIBS Collaborates on Primer to Help Buildings Professionals Navigate Energy Industry

A new publication is now available to offer buildings professionals a practical look at the future of the energy sector and the role of buildings. The resource, Building Our New Energy Future, is a primer tailored to prepare buildings professionals for the challenges and opportunities
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NIBS, ASTM International, RCI, Inc. Issue Joint Statement

The National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute), ASTM International (ASTM) and RCI, Inc. issued a joint statement July 11 announcing their intent to avoid duplication of effort relating to their respective building enclosure commissioning (BECx) programs.
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Last Call: Building Innovation 2019 Abstracts Due Tomorrow

his is the final chance to submit an abstract to present at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Potential presenters have until tomorrow, Friday, June 29, at midnight ET. Don’t miss the opportunity to speak at the industry’s only all-inclusive Conference where members of the entire building

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Construction Input Prices Continue to Fall in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices declined 1.7 percent in December on a month-over-month basis yet are 3.5 percent higher than the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. In December, nonresidential construction prices fell 1.6 percent but are up 4.1 percent compared to one year ago.