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Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences

Welcome to the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS), published through a relationship with Stamats Commercial Buildings Group. Each edition focuses on different aspects of the built environment, such as building enclosure design; building information modeling; security and disaster preparedness; and industry leadership and advocacy. Articles highlight cutting-edge research, case studies and the newest technologies in the building industry, as well as the latest activities of the Institute’s Councils, Committees and Programs.

Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS) Autumn 2017

JNIBS Autumn 2017

Our latest issue focuses on the building enclosure. The building enclosure is the dynamic membrane between the indoor and outdoor environments. It plays a key role in achieving resilience and energy efficiency. How to attain these goals is addressed in the Autumn issue of the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS).


JNIBS is published three times annually, and includes a Spring-Summer issue, an Autumn issue and a Winter issue. To subscribe to JNIBS, select your preferred delivery format below:

  • Digital ($25/year for nonmembers, free for members)
  • Print + Digital ($45/year for nonmembers, free for members)

If you purchase JNIBS in digital format, you will receive an email within 5 business days with a link to the current issue. If you purchase a print edition, you will receive the current issue in the mail within 4-6 weeks.


JNIBS offers advertisers the opportunity to get their product and sales messages to JNIBS readers—representatives from all aspects of the building industry, many of whom are experts in their field. Download the JNIBS Media Kit.

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Archive of Past Issues

The Institute’s previous journals—the Journal of Building Enclosure Design (JBED), Journal of Building Information Modeling (JBIM), Journal of Advanced and High-Performance Materials (JMAT) and Journal of Hazard Mitigation and Risk Assessment (JHAZ)—are available for reference on the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) website. View the Archive of Past Issues.

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