Education & Training

Education & Training

Institute Set to Raise Membership Rates for First Time in a Generation

For the first time in more than 25 years, the National Institute of Building Sciences will increase annual membership dues for its individual members, beginning February 1, 2017. This nominal increase in dues will adjust for inflation, yet it still remains in line, or below, the membership fees of other building industry-related organizations.

December 6 Workshop: Find Out What to Do When Building Control Systems Get Hacked

Next week's workshop, sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences, will answer the question of what to do when building control systems have been hacked or taken over by ransomware. Intended for building owners, facility managers, engineering, physical security, information assurance and other professionals involved with the design, deployment and operation of building control systems, the “Your Building Control Systems Have Been Hacked, Now What? Workshop,” to be held Tuesday, December 6, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, will provide a combination of classroom learning modules and hands-on laboratory exercises to help attendees learn how to detect, contain, eradicate and recover from a cyber event.
Simon Perkowitz

Simon Perkowitz, AIA of KTGY Presents “Anchor’s Away – Design Solutions for the Disappearing...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Simon Perkowitz, AIA, PE, a principal in the firm's Retail Studio, has been invited to participate as a roundtable facilitator at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference held from November 29, 2016 – December 2, 2016, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. More...

201 Commercial Real Estate Pros Earn the Prestigious CCIM Designation

CCIM's newest 201 designees were honored by CCIM Institute and their local chapter members during a pinning ceremony and cocktail reception on Oct. 26 during CCIM Institute's Annual Governance Meetings at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta. The new CCIMs hail from 37 states, with the highest concentration in Texas, Florida, and California, and have varying years of experience and work in all aspects of the commercial real estate profession.

JLL Completes Phase 1 of University System of Georgia Student Housing Privatization Project

Following JLL’s role as real estate and development advisor on the highly successful closing of the first ever, nine campus, $548 million student housing privatization in 2015, JLL was also hired as the Program Manager to represent the Board of Regents on four campuses with new student housing development included as part of the P3. More...

MBA Presents Wells Fargo Home Lending with Diversity & Inclusion Award

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that it has given Wells Fargo Home Lending an inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Award for its efforts in market outreach.

Volunteer and Save: Students Needed to Assist at Building Innovation 2017

Students interested in attending Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo, January 9-12, 2017, 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.
RESO Show N Tell Winners 2016

HomeSpotter, Agent Inbox and TrustFunds Win Top Tech Honors at RESO Show n Tell

Showcasing how real estate data distributed through innovative mobile apps and new advances in digitizing the real estate transaction, 20 top real estate technology firms competed in the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) “Show N Tell” recently in Nashville.

“The Well-Tempered City” Author to Keynote Building Innovation 2017

The author and man who “repairs the fabric of cities,” Jonathan F.P. Rose, will serve as the Plenary Keynote Speaker during Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo, to be held January 9-12, in Washington, D.C.

Last Day to Register for MMC Webinar: How Business Continuity Can Contribute to Community...

Tuesday, November 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, the National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) will present the webinar, titled “How Does Business Continuity Contribute to Community Resilience?". Don't miss it! Registration closes today.

SBIC Appoints Jury for 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) announces the appointment of Illya Azaroff, Teresa Rainey and David Underwood to serve as the jury for the 2016 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards.

Solar Cells Get Boost with Integration of Water-Splitting Catalyst onto Semiconductor

Scientists have found a way to engineer the atomic-scale chemical properties of a water-splitting catalyst for integration with a solar cell, and the result is a big boost to the stability and efficiency of artificial photosynthesis.

Smithsonian Program Executive to Keynote Building Innovation 2017

As the nation celebrates the opening of the recently completed National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on the National Mall, the planning team of Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo is proud to announce the event’s Opening Keynote Speaker, Judson J. McIntire, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA.

Capital Impact Partners’ Third Quarter Financing Supports Increased Access to Quality Education, Health Care,...

Capital Impact Partners announced today that it provided $27 million in financing to projects delivering social impact to underserved communities across the U.S. during the third quarter of 2016. Charter school financing in multiple states represented a big focus during the quarter, with additional loans helping to increase access to quality health care in California, affordable housing in Detroit, and dignified elder care in Pennsylvania and Washington. Of particular note is the fact that nearly half of the ventures represent continued relationships with existing borrowers

NAREE Elects 2017 Board of Directors

The National Association of Real Estate Editors has elected new officers and board members for the 2017 NAREE Board of Directors. NAREE’s new president is Michelle Jarboe, who covers real estate and development for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Jarboe, winner of several NAREE journalism awards in recent years, previously served as NAREE’s 2016 Vice President. Jarboe also organized NAREE University at the NAREE 50th annual conference in New Orleans in June

As New Homeless Education Law Goes Into Effect, States Have to Do More

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty issued a new report showing that too many states were struggling to make schools accessible to students experiencing homelessness, even before heightened legal requirements went into effect earlier this month.

Realtors® Gather in Orlando Focused on Real Estate Opportunities Ahead

As the country heads into the final days of the general election, Realtors® are convening in Orlando, Florida for the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, themed "Educate. Innovate. Celebrate."
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Niche Neighborhoods & Economic Diversity Drive Austin to Top in Emerging Trends in Real...

Niche neighborhoods and economic diversity are driving forces behind the strong showing of this year’s top ten U.S. cities, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017, released today by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Austin, Texas wins “Top City,” thanks to its authentic, niche neighborhoods and depth of economic diversity, from manufacturing to education, health care and technology

The Building Innovation 2017 Collaborative Program Delivers Sessions Worth 24 CEUs

Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Conference & Expo, to be held January 9-12, in Washington, D.C., is a great way to earn continuing education units (CEUs) while hearing from a diverse group of speakers. With the theme Collaborating for a High-Performing Future, Building Innovation 2017 takes a new path to delivering educational content to engage the entire building community, combining a variety of concepts and presenting diverse perspectives during each session to stimulate creative ideas, present new approaches and develop workable solutions for the entire building industry.

Webinar – Accessing VA Benefits

Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability. Homeless veterans may be rapidly connected to housing, but they are better able to stay in housing when they are earning a livable wage. While placement in competitive employment may be the ultimate goal, service providers can utilize benefits payments to help homeless veterans find stability while they are seeking and even after obtaining employment

PLF’s Burling part of property rights conference in The Hague

This year’s Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, sponsored by William & Mary Law School, is being held this week in The Hague, Netherlands. For the seventh time, Jim Burling, Pacific Legal Foundation’s Director of Litigation, is a featured panelist

More than a Decade after Study’s Release, Institute to Begin “Mitigation Saves Version 2”

The National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC), with the financial support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the International Code Council (ICC) and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), is beginning a new study to look at the cost effectiveness of disaster mitigation efforts in the public sector, as well as the benefits of using codes to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in the private sector.

USGBC Partners with 2016 Green Building Expo in Serbia

USGBC, conference partner of the 2016 Green Building Expo, announced today that Kay Killmann, president of the German Green Building Association (GGBA) and USGBC’s official business and education partner in Europe’s largest LEED market, will keynote the event.

ALTA Releases Spanish Language Suite as Part of Homebuyer Outreach Program

The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, released a new Spanish Language Suite as part of its industry education initiative, the Homebuyer Outreach Program (HOP).

New Report Calls for Increased Emphasis on Innovation and Clean Electric Power Generation

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) welcomed the release of a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on innovation for clean energy.

Covington & Burling LLP Partner & 82nd Attorney General of the United States Eric...

On Thursday, October 6, 2016 Eric H. Holder, Jr. will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Lawyer’s Executive Advisory Partners’ Luncheon, hosted by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

In Eastern Kentucky, USDA Launches Relending Program to Reduce Rural Poverty Nationwide

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled an innovative partnership with community development organizations from across the country, providing $401 million ofCommunity Facilities program funds to recipients with a track record of successful programs to help reduce poverty in some of the nation's poorest and most isolated rural communities.

Washington Department of Financial Institutions Earns Bank, Mortgage Accreditation

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) are pleased to present the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (Department or DFI) with CSBS Banking Accreditation and CSBS/AARMR Mortgage Accreditation. These reaccreditations certify that the DFI maintains the highest standards in banking and mortgage supervision. Scott Jarvis serves as Director of the Washington Department of Financial Institutions

Resilience AmeriCorps Expands to 55 Tribal Communities

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced the expansion of its innovative Resilience AmeriCorps program to 55 tribal communities through partnerships with Conservation Legacy, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Enterprise Community Partners, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Housing Authorities.

Urban Land Institute Receives Grant from the Leichtag Foundation to Support Institute’s Food and...

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving communities worldwide, has been awarded a $115,000 grant from the Leichtag Foundation to support the institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative’s focus on food and real estate. This effort seeks to explore the intersection between real estate development and food, and demonstrate how access to fresh food can help enhance human health, the environment, social equity and food system security, as well as community sustainability and prosperity.

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R.J. Sommerdyke Joins Meridian Healthcare Acquisition Team

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities for the healthcare sector, announced today that R.J. Sommerdyke has joined the company’s acquisition team in Southern California. Sommerdyke will play a key role in expanding Meridian’s platform of acquiring value-add healthcare properties throughout Southern California. More...

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Consumer and Small Business Advocates Oppose OCC’s Plan to Offer Fintech...

Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its intention to offer national charters to financial technology firms, which could severely undermine state oversight and state consumer protection laws that protect consumers and small business owners from abusive financial products and practices. The OCC is accepting comments on its framework until January 15, 2017.