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The publications and resources listed in this section are produced in accordance with the Institute's mission to serve the public interest by promoting a more rational regulatory environment for the building community, by facilitating the introduction of new and innovative technology, and disseminating nationally recognized technical information. The recommendations found in many of these documents are often arrived at through a consensus of broad-based building interests serving on Institute project committees.

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Publications and reports for purchase are listed in the following categories:

Asbestos Control

The following two asbestos documents are available for free download from the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide:

  • Asbestos Abatement & Management in Buildings, Model Guide Specifications, 3rd Edition: This technical guidance document provides authoritative advice and guidance in the design and execution of abatement of asbestos-containing materials (ACM). It serves as a tool for design professionals, contractors, building owners and others maintaining and repairing, enclosing, encapsulating or removing ACM. (1996)

  • Guidance Manual, Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Work Practices, 2nd Edition:
    This technical procedures manual provides detailed guidance to building owners, asbestos program managers, and operations and maintenance (O&M) workers for managing asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings. It presents guidance for a range of common operations and maintenance procedures, which enables owners to efficiently meet applicable regulations and the desired levels of protection in varying building conditions. (1996)

Fact Sheets

The Institute has a series of 2-page fact sheets providing more information on each of the organization's councils, projects and programs. All are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs PDF.

Cover All About the Institute
All About the Institute
Cover of National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards Fact Sheet
National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards
Cover of buildingSMART alliance Face Sheet
buildingSMART alliance
Cover of Whole Building Design Guide Fact Sheet
Whole Building Design Guide

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Reports & Guidelines

The Institute has a number of reports on specific topics. All are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs PDF.

Cover of Designing for a Resilient America
Designing for a Resilient America
Cover of Report on Building Rating and Certification in the U.S. Building Community
Report on Building Rating and Certification in the U.S. Building Community
Cover of Assessment to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Energy on High Performance Buildings
Assessment to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Energy on High Performance Buildings
 Dialogue on National Resilience held at the National Institute of Building Sciences
Dialogue on National Resilience held at the National Institute of Building Sciences

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