One Week Away: BSSC Webinar to Address Response Spectrum Analysis

There is still time to join us for the fifth in a series of webinars sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that highlight the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures.

National BIM Guide for Owners Now Available for Public Review

The National Institute of Building Sciences has completed development of a new guideline to help building owners and their design teams utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) draft is now available for public review and comment until Monday, October 31.

September BSSC Webinar to Address Response Spectrum Analysis and Linear Response History Analysis

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, as well as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, contain updated requirements to both the Response Spectrum Analysis (RSA) method and Linear Response History (LRH) analysis method. Highlighting these updates, the National Institute of Building

Webinar: Homelessness in Select Populations

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 10 (AK, ID, WA, OR), is hosting the webinar "Homelessness in Select Populations" on Sept. 28, 2016, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST (1:00 pm – 3:00 EST).
South Hills Crossing

San Luis Obispo Celebrates Grand Opening of New ROEM Affordable Apartments

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the City of San Luis Obispo celebrated the grand opening of South Hills Crossing, a new affordable apartment community by ROEM Corporation in partnership with the Housing Authority of the San Luis Obispo (HASLO). The grand opening celebration was held at 1:00 p.m. at 309 South Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
NREL’s 2016 Annual Technology Baseline

NREL Releases Updated Baseline of Cost and Performance Data for Electricity Generation Technologies

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2016 Annual Technology Baseline. In addition to updated data for utility-scale renewable and conventional energy technologies, this year's version includes cost and performance data for residential and commercial rooftop photovoltaics (PV) systems.

Exciting Entertainment Announced for Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and USGBC are excited to announce singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc and alternative rock band X Ambassadors will perform an outdoor concert at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Celebration, held in conjunction with the Plenary, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m

Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in July

Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West region saw a monthly increase in closings in July.

Only One Week Left until OSCC Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Off-Site Construction...

There’s still time to register for “Getting the Most Out of Off-Site Construction (Part 2),” the continuation of the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) series. The second part of a webinar hosted by the Modular Building Institute in June that explored what it takes to choreograph and execute an effective permanent modular construction project, Part 2 will be held on August 25, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.

Tippy and Hodenpyl Dams Siren Test To Be Conducted August 25

Consumers Energy announced the emergency public warning sirens and speaker systems near its Tippy and Hodenpyl hydroelectric generating plants on the Manistee River will be tested on Thursday, August 25 at approximately 10 a.m.

Valuation Issues with Underwater Property, Confirmation Issues and More at ABI’s Hon. Eugene Wedoff...

Chicago-area consumer bankruptcy practitioners will have the opportunity to examine current issues affecting the profession at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference on Oct. 10 at the Jenner & Block Conference Center. Faculty members include experienced local chapter 7 and 13 consumer attorneys and panel trustees, bankruptcy Judges Janet S. Baer, Donald Cassling, Catherine J. Furay, Thomas M. Lynch and the conference’s namesake, ABI President-Elect Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.).

32BJ SEIU Endorses Christine Peters in the Westchester County Legislature Special Election on Aug...

Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation’s largest property services union, have spent the past week knocking on doors for Democrat Christine Peters, whom they endorsed last week in the Westchester County Legislature special election to replace Bernice Spreckman.

Live August 3: White House to Stream Forum on Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience

The National Institute of Building Sciences will participate in the White House Forum on Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience, to be held tomorrow, August 3, in Washington, D.C. The introductory portion of the event will be streamed live by the White House from 8:30 am to 10:30 am ET.

CHA “Take Flight College Send-Off” trunk party salutes 150 youth headed to college

Some 75 colleges represented, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Colgate, Grambling and Indiana

August BSSC Webinar to Address Seismic Isolation Design

Seismic isolation is perhaps the most effective method available for protecting structures from earthquake damage. The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures contain updated requirements for the design and testing of seismic isolation systems and the design of isolated superstructures.

New Workshop Looks at What to Do When Building Control Systems Get Hacked

A new workshop, sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences, answers 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, October 4, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, in Arlington, Virginia, 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.

Senate Votes 84-3 to Move to Conference with the House on Comprehensive Energy Legislation

“Congress continues its march toward enactment of the first comprehensive energy legislation in almost a decade with today’s overwhelming 84-3 Senate vote to name conferees and move to conference with the House. With the announced agreement to set aside provisions that have garnered a veto threat from the White House, I am optimistic that any final version of the bill emerging from Congress will have as a centerpiece the impactful and important energy efficiency provisions in Title 1 of the Senate version of the bill.

American Voters Want Access to Homeownership Expanded and Believe the Net Worth Sweep is...

On Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 am EST, Investors Unite Executive Director Tim Pagliara will host a teleconference to brief Investors Unite members and members of the media on key findings from a recent opinion survey on housing in America.

Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Off-Site Construction, Tomorrow

WASHINGTON - June 23, 2016 - (RealEstateRama) -- There is just one day left to register for “Getting the Most out of Off-Site Construction...

Emerson College Los Angeles Center Wins National Building Design Award

The Emerson College Los Angeles Center has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony to take place at the building on Thursday, June 23, at 4:30 p.m.


Affordable Housing Comes to U Street with the Funding of Portner...

On July 7th, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) closed on the financing of an affordable housing development in one the District’s most sought after neighborhoods, the U Street Corridor. The Agency issued $27 million in short term DCHFA tax exempt bonds providing a portion of the funding for the acquisition of Portner Place and construction of Portner Flats (1440-1450 V Street, NW) located in Ward 1, one block west of The Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U Streets, NW


Profit Dixon Delivers First Units at Peyton Stakes; Apartment community is...

Proffitt Dixon Partners, a Charlotte-based multifamily investment and development firm, said today Peyton Stakes is nearing completion in Nashville and their first residents began moving in last week. The apartment community is comprised of 249 units between two connected buildings.