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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, from building enclosure design to security and disaster preparedness; from building information modeling to 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.

JNIBS December 2016

Our latest issue, "BIM through the Building Life Cycle: Supporting Successful Project Progression," highlights the activities and direction of the Institute's buildingSMART alliance®, as well as the interests of other Institute councils, committees and programs. The December 2016 issue features the following articles:

  • Life-Cycle Data Handoff: Guidelines for BIM Project Managers
  • Beyond BIM: Best Practices in Project Data Archiving
  • Where’s WALLie Now?
  • The SAFETY Act and Commercial Facilities
  • Teaching Building Science in Design Studio
  • Extending the Life of Durham’s City Hall



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


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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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