Institute Welcomes 2017 Board, Says Farewell to Retiring Directors

Washington, DC – (RealEstateRama) — The National Institute of Building Sciences welcomes new members to its Board of Directors this January and says goodbye to retiring directors.

Lane J. Beougher, FAIA, FCSI; Brian E. Garbecki, PE, LEED AP; and Donald L. Pratt are the newest members of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors.

An experienced architect, Lane J. Beougher manages the office of energy services at the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and previously served as state architect. Beougher was a key participant in the effort to reform Ohio’s public construction laws through construction manager at risk and design-build project delivery. He was a major contributor to Ohio’s enterprise-wide web-based project management system and to development of Ohio’s building information modeling (BIM) standards. Beougher will serve a three-year term, representing state officials in the public interest category.

Brian E. Garbecki, PE, LEED AP, is the vice president, healthcare center of excellence leader and director of healthcare at Gilbane Building Company. Garbecki has more than 20 years of healthcare facility experience and has served in multiple project roles, as owner, designer and construction manager, with an emphasis on preconstruction analysis and planning. Recognized by Healthcare Design magazine as one of the “Top 20 Making a Difference on Healthcare Design,” he has contributed to development of numerous health system facility master plans, energy master plans and overseen the execution of projects that have come out of those plans. Garbecki will serve a three-year term, representing contractors in the industry category.

Donald L. Pratt is the owner and chief executive officer of Construction Education & Consulting Services of Michigan, LLC., where he serves as a construction consultant to individuals, builders, remodelers, subcontractors, insurance companies, financial institutions and law firms, and appears as an expert witness on construction-related codes and standards and quality issues. He has hands-on experience in almost every phase of the construction industry. A master builder, he is the qualifying officer of Pratt Building Company and a code enforcement officer for the City of Orchard Lake Village, Michigan. Pratt will serve a three-year term, representing home builders in the industry category.

In addition, Board member Brian Larson, PE, vice president at Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., was reelected to serve a second term. He will represent professional engineers in the industry category.

Chairman Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol; Vice-Chair Joseph Donovan, senior vice president at Beacon Capital Partners; Secretary Joy Marshall Ortiz, AIA, NCARB, executive vice president of The Marshall Group; and Treasurer Wally E. Bailey, director of development services for the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, will serve another one-year term on the Executive Committee.

The Institute’s Nominations Committee recommended the slate of officers, returning board members and new members, which the Board unanimously approved at their meeting in September. The officers and members were seated following the January 9 Board meeting during Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference & Expo, held January 9-12, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

They all join presiding Board members Paul R. Bertram, Jr., FCSI, CDT, LEED AP, GGP, of PRB Connect; Cindy Davis, CBO, of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; Anne M. Ellis, PE, FACI, FASCE, Anne Ellis, LLC; Cheryl R. English, FIES, LC, of Acuity Brands; Timothy H. Haahs, PE, AIA, of Timothy Haahs & Associates; Richard Hayter, PE (retired), Kansas State University; Carl Hedde of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.; Thomas Izbicki, PE, FSFPE, of Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc.; Susan A. Maxman, FAIA; Thomas L. Mitchell, Jr., CFM, IFMA Fellow, of FM3IS Associates, LLC; James “Tim” T. Ryan, CBO, City of Overland Park, Kansas; James Timberlake, FAIA, of KieranTimberlake; and Mary B. Verner, MES, JD, Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Eric Lamb, executive vice president of DPR Construction in Redwood, California; Jerry Shaheen, LEED AP BD+C, a project executive at the Gilbane Building Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Charles W. Steger, PhD, FAIA, president emeritus of Virginia Tech and executive director of the university’s Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience, all retired from the Board but will remain active on several program committees within the Institute.

View the complete list of the 2017 National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors.

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The National Institute of Building Sciences was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. In establishing the Institute, Congress recognized the need for an organization that could serve as an interface between government and the private sector. The Institute's public interest mission is to serve the Nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.

Through the Institute, Congress established a public/private partnership to enable findings on technical, building-related matters to be used effectively to improve government, commerce and industry.

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