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Tim Dain ABoR

Austin Board of REALTORS, RESO and the CoreLogic Trestle Platform

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) and the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) today announced a new groundbreaking free data feed for technology developers through the creation of the Developer Reference Server. Powered by the CoreLogic® Trestle™ platform, the Developer Reference Server gives developers access to a full compendium of listing data from the previous year pulled directly from the ABoR MLS

Institute Honors Industry Leaders during Annual Awards Ceremony

Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences hosts an Awards Reception and Dinner to recognize individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to the Institute, the building community and the nation. Institute board, staff and members honored the 2016 award winners at an annual awards ceremony held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, during Building Innovation 2017: The Institute’s Fifth Annual Conference and Expo, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

January 27 BSSC Seminar Will Look at Reinforced Concrete Structures

The first webinar in a new 2017 series hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will focus on the seismic design of reinforced concrete structures using the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures and its primary reference standards: ASCE/SEI 7-10: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

SBIC Recognizes 2016 Beyond Green™ Award Winners

The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) recognized the 2016 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards winners on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Beyond Green™ Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Tally® and held during Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C.

We Must Shrink the Skills Gap By Investing in Energy Workforce Training Programs

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s new report on national energy employment and urged support of energy workforce training programs.

The WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® Gets an Overhaul

The National Institute of Building Sciences officially launched its newly redesigned free web portal, the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide

NCGBCS White Paper Looks at Role of Existing Building Codes

The National Institute of Building Sciences National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards (NCGBCS) today issued a white paper focused on one of its priorities, “The Role of Existing Building Codes in Safely, Cost-Effectively Transforming the Nation’s Building Stock.”

NAHB Names Outstanding Educators, Professionals of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders last night honored 12 individuals who have excelled in teaching NAHB education courses and for their professionalism as NAHB educational designation holders as the Educators and Designees of the Year. The awards were given during the 2017 International Builders‘ Show® held this week in Orlando, Fla

Institute Unveils National BIM Guide for Owners

Following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project. Unveiled during the kickoff of Building Innovation 2017: The Institute’s Fifth Annual Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C., the Guide is now available free online.
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HUD AWARDS $32 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $32 million to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs, educational opportunities, and achieve economic and housing independence (see list below)

Webinar on Holding an Operation Reveille Event

Mark your calendars for an exciting webinar scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ETto learn how you can implement an Operation Reveille event – a multi-sector collaboration to immediately house and provide supportive services to homeless veterans

BSSC Schedules 2017 Webinar Series on Construction Materials

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host, under the sponsorship of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a new 2017 webinar series focused on construction materials addressed in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) publications.

Experience Mars City at Building Innovation 2017

Take part in a special session to help build the future workforce during Building Innovation 2017—the National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference & Expo. On Day 1 of the Conference, Monday, January 9, 2017, at 3:30 pm, attendees can participate in a presentation of the Institute’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program and the Future Workforce Program to discover ways to inspire, engage, educate and employ the next generation of building industry professionals.

AIA Board of Directors appoints Ron Miller and Katharine Weymouth to serve as Public...

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected Ron Miller and Katharine Weymouth to serve as Public Directors. In their new roles, Miller and Weymouth will provide knowledge and advice to the AIA Board

Last Chance to Get the Building Innovation 2017 Hotel Discount

If you plan to stay over in Washington, D.C., next month to attend Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo, Collaborating for a High-Performing Future, January 9-12, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental, today is your last day to reserve your room and guarantee the low rate and availability.

Government Receives a “D” on Report Card in Response to Homelessness

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (the Law Center) issued Grading the U.S. Response to Homelessness, its annual report card on the human right to housing in the U.S. The report card praises the progress of the federal government this year in addressing the criminalization of homelessness and in some areas to promote fair housing, but condemns its ongoing failure to stem the tide of homelessness by ensuring adequate, affordable housing is available to all, resulting in an overall grade of “D.”

December 14 Webinar Helps You “Get in the Game” to Save Resources

Attend the upcoming webinar, “Get in the Game: Working Together to Advance Energy and Water Performance in Sports Venues,”next Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET, and find out more about how the National Institute of Building Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy and Green Sports Alliance have teamed up on a ground-breaking initiative to identify opportunities for sports venue owners and operators to reduce their energy and water usage.

Building Innovation 2017 Hotel Discount Rate Ends This Friday

With an impressive lineup of speakers on the program, Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo, January 9-12, 2017, in Washington, D.C., is going to be a great event for industry professionals to focus on Collaborating for a High-Performing Future while earning continuing education units (CEUs).

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.
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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.

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Secretary Zinke Announces $94.3 Million to States for Parks and Outdoor...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that $94.3 million will be distributed for outdoor recreation and conservation projects to the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is funded through offshore oil and gas leasing. These funds are awarded through federal matching grants that leverage public and private investment in America’s state and local public parks.