Archives

NIBS

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
Appraisal Institute

Stephen Wagner to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries.

Senate Sends Bipartisan Veterans Package to President, Capping Off Record Two Years of Accomplishments

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the unanimous Senate passage of a package of 18 pieces of veterans’ legislation to improve veterans’ education and burial benefits, prevent veteran homelessness, and improve the transition process for veterans and their families.
NIBS

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.

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Software for Construction

The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project management as the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a project by using modern management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, quality, and participating objectives. This definition can be applied construction project management as well, as the construction project manager uses the same concepts, applying it in the construction set.
IBTS

Building Resilient Communities: Federal, State, and Local Officials Convene to Discuss Resilient Housing

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA), will host a roundtable event in Washington, D.C. focused on best practices to improve housing resilience before and after a natural disaster.
NIBS

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.
NIBS

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.
NIBS

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
MBA

MBA Celebrates Spike in Path to Diversity Scholarship Winners in 2018

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that a record number of individual employees from MBA member companies were awarded a Path to Diversity (P2D) scholarship during the 2018 fiscal year, ending September 30. The scholarships are granted to existing industry professionals from diverse backgrounds who are seeking to advance their careers through training in MBA Education programs and courses.
NeighborWorks America

Pittsburgh symposium on community-led transformation brings NeighborWorks America back to its birthplace

In 1968, the collective efforts of Northside Pittsburgh residents led to the creation of the first Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) organization. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, known as NeighborWorks America, is a product of the pioneering community development model created 50 years ago.
NAR

It’s Time to Say “Ready, Set, Boston!” as Realtors® Gather in Boston

As the country heads into the final days of the midterm elections, the National Association of Realtors® kicks off its annual conference in Boston today with a focus on education and opportunity.
NIBS

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.
ULI

ULI’s Real Estate Education Programs for Students, Public Officials and Industry Entrepreneurs Receive Boost...

Real estate education programs tailored to students, public officials and industry entrepreneurs offered by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are being reinforced with a gift of more than $200,000 to the ULI Foundation from ULI Trustee and former ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. ULI is a global real estate organization with more than 42,000 members

Investing outside the box — 5 alternative real estate picks

Mention real estate to many potential investors and they’ll conjure up images of sleek chrome skyscrapers, high-end apartment complexes and plush suburban homes with well-manicured lawns.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing Program, The Horizon...

On Tuesday, October 9, at 5 pm, Mayor Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Horizon, a short-term family housing program in Ward 7, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards.
NIBS

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.
EPA

EPA reaches landmark agreement with Kamehameha Schools to conduct cesspool audit of over 3,000...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Kamehameha Schools (KS) announced a landmark agreement in which KS will audit over 3,000 properties spanning more than 365,000 acres to identify and close large-capacity cesspools (LCCs).

Careers You Can Start Online

Long gone are the days of limited work opportunities, especially with the advent of the internet and social media. Starting a career online is not always possible overnight, but provides the freedom and flexibility so many individuals crave today. Before choosing a career that is right for you, compare some of the most popular positions that are attainable with a bit of research, commitment, and the ability to remain self-motivated.
NIBS

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

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NHC

NHC’s statement on the continued impact of the shutdown on housing

As the partial government shutdown crawls into its fourth week, anxiety among those housed with money from the unfunded Department of Housing and Urban Development continues to rise. “This crisis is completely unnecessary and irresponsible,” said David M. Dworkin, NHC president and CEO.