Sign-Up Deadline Extended One Week: Last Chance to Testify on Productivity in the Workforce


Building Industry Representatives Must Respond by September 8 to Speak at Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Institute of Building Sciences, which will be conducting a representative hearing on productivity and the workforce on September 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C., has extended the deadline for building industry representatives who want to testify. Those parties who want to provide oral testimony have until Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 5:00 pm EDT, to notify the Institute of their intent.

The hearing, which is being sponsored by Autodesk and supported by the International Code Council, will provide an opportunity for representatives from the planning, design, construction, operations, ownership, finance, insurance, regulatory, manufacturing, academia and other segments of the U.S. building industry to speak about the challenges they face and offer potential solutions.

The hearing is open to anyone interested in attending, and both written and oral testimony will be accepted. The Institute is particularly interested in receiving testimony from organizations that have moved beyond traditional approaches to address needs related to advancements in productivity, safety and project certainty. Case studies, best practices and data on the benefits of such approaches are encouraged. The testimony the Institute receives will inform the development of a strategic vision, which is intended to provide the industry with a path forward to advance productivity and address workforce challenges. Written testimony will be accepted through October 10.

Dorothy Robyn, Past Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration; Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA; and Charles L. Greco, President of the Associated General Contractors of America and Chairman of Linbeck, will preside over the hearing. Sue Klawans, Past Institute Board Member and Director of Operational Excellence and Planning at Gilbane Building Company, is serving as an industry advisor for development of the hearing and resultant outputs.

The National Institute of Building Sciences is located at 1090 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 700. To view the procedures for submitting oral and written testimony, download the Guidelines.

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