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Events

In-It-to-Win-It with Structural Insulated Panels @ IBS 2017, Jan. 10-12 at Booth W6353 in...

The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) will be at the International Builders Show in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from Jan. 10-12 at booth W6353 showing builders how to transform their businesses with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). SIPA members from Foard Panel, Murus Structural Insulated Panels, Extreme Panel Technologies Inc., ENERCEPT, FischerSIPS, R-Control SIPs, Porter SIPs, Premier SIPS and Innova Eco Building Systems

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announces Charles Curtis as 2016 Recipient of Schlesinger Medal for...

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced Charles B. Curtis as the third recipient of the James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.  When the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) were established on October 1, 1977, Schlesinger and Curtis were appointed by President Carter as the first DOE Secretary and FERC Chairman, respectively.  Later, Mr. Curtis served as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Acting Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 9, 2016.

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

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.

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.

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).

Preeminent Solar Finance & Tax Conference Coming to Washington D.C.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting its popular Finance & Tax Seminar in Washington D.C. next week. The two-day event dedicated exclusively to the most impactful accounting, finance and tax issues facing the solar industry will cover the biggest issues of the day including the potential impact of the election on the solar industry.

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.

Pending Home Sales Crawl Forward in October

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but did squeak out a meager gain for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors
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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...
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Rutgers Business School Wins National Building Design Award

The new Rutgers Business School in Piscataway, N.J., 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 Tuesday, November 22, at 4 p.m.

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.
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ULI to Advise City of El Paso on Strategies for Developing a Resilient Active...

A group of renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the City of El Paso on developing resilient land use strategies for the proposed regional Active Transportation System (ATS). The panel, which includes experts representing all aspects of urban design and urban development, is being sponsored by the City of El Paso’s Office of Resilience & Sustainability

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground On Affordable Housing in Ward 7

On Tuesday, Mayor Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner will break ground on Deanwood Hills, a 150-unit affordable housing development located at 5201 Hayes Street, NE in Ward 7. This project is part of the New Communities Initiative (NCI), a District effort to revitalize some of DC’s most underserved neighborhoods. The groundbreaking represents the first activity on an NCI development in nearly four years.

Investors Unite Teleconference: What is Risk Sharing? And how does it Work?

On Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 am EST, Investors Unite will hold a teleconference to discuss risk sharing in the secondary mortgage market, a major policy that could affect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac moving forward.

HOUSING AUTHORITY LAUNCHES $2.7 MILLION HUD JOBS PLUS PROGRAM AND GRAND OPENING WITH DOZENS...

Sacramento City Council Member Steve Hansen, County Supervisor Phil Serna, SHRA Executive Director La Shelle Dozier and other local and federal officials and representatives will participate in the official launch for $2.7 million HUD Jobs Plus Pilot Program.

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Mum’s the word at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in November when it’s time for the 53rd Annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, the nation’s largest outdoor display of the signature blooms of the season.

Housing Supply Crunch Accelerates Metro Home Price Growth during Third Quarter

Persistent supply shortages throughout the country led to slightly faster home price appreciation during the third quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. The report also revealed that seven of the 10 most expensive housing markets in the U.S. are in the West, including San Jose, California, which had a median single-family home price of $1 million for the second straight quarter.
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Hanley Investment Group Kicks Off Movember Fundraiser, Cocktails For a Cure, to Help End...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the group is launching its sixth annual Movember campaign to raise funds and awareness for men’s health during the month of November.

Mayor Bowser and OP3 to Host DC Builds! Infrastructure Symposium

On Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) will host DC Builds!, a half-day forum that will bring together public officials, potential partners, policy experts, and residents to discuss the state of DC’s infrastructure and the innovative tools the District is using to more effectively build and maintain that infrastructure

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN SEPTEMBER

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 3.1 percent (±16.2%)* above the revised August rate of 575,000, but is 29.8 percent (±23.4%) above the September 2015 estimate of 457,000

WSSC Puts Something New in the Ground

October 24: Aging infrastructure isn’t a problem to be fixed overnight, but WSSC is leading the pack, making an innovative change so its water mains last longer.

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

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Launches Advanced Energy Storage System to take on Water-Energy Nexus

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) will host a dedication event for their landmark water-energy project on October 20 at 11:00 a.m. The project is the first-of-its-kind to integrate renewable resources and energy storage at a public water agency. The system uses Tesla battery technology to integrate solar, wind, biogas and grid resources in order to optimize renewable generation, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower energy costs.

Only Two Weeks Left to Nominate Projects for a 2016 Beyond Green™ Award

The deadline is quickly approaching to nominate excellence in high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. The 2016Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards are a great way to recognize those buildings, initiatives and innovations that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance planning, design, construction and operations processes. Don’t miss the opportunity to spotlight a cutting-edge project.

Mayors Challenge National Call

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a Mayors Challenge National Call on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Join HUD Secretary Julián Castro, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Raymond Towle for a discussion on engaging and partnering with the business community in efforts to end veteran homelessness. All mayors, city staff, community partners, and stakeholders are encouraged to join

CAP to Host Discussion on the Future of Our Aging Dam Infrastructure

The Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion October 18 at 10 a.m., on efforts to modernize the management of dam infrastructure, remove unneeded dams, and restore the health of American rivers.

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Four Individuals Charged for Alleged Involvement in Foreign Bribery Scheme Involving...

Court documents were unsealed today charging four individuals for their roles in a scheme to pay $2.5 million in bribes to facilitate the $800 million sale of a commercial building in Vietnam to a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund.

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SAVING TIME WITH MODULAR BATHROOM PODS

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) published "Saving Time with Modular Bathroom Pods," a whitepaper that provides an overview of bathroom pods answering the pertinent questions of when they should be used on a project, costs, installation, and showcases the advantages of using bathroom pods on a construction project. The whitepaper also includes case studies across various markets that successfully integrated bathroom pods