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Your opportunity to see the National Institute of Building Sciences in action and collaborate with building industry professionals on Improving Resiliency through High Performance is just four months away. Register today to join us in Washington, D.C., for Building Innovation 2013: The National Institute of Building Sciences Conference & Expo, January 7-11, 2013, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center.

During this premiere event, the Institute will present insights into its authoritative work, deliver compelling content and share the latest technologies. Those seeking up-to-date information on building science will come together for five activity-filled days full of informative presentations, quality educational sessions, technology demonstrations and networking opportunities.

Program highlights include:

  • The buildingSMART allianceTM ConferenceIntegrating BIM: Moving the Industry Forward
  • FEDCon®The Annual Market Outlook on Federal Construction
  • The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) SymposiumFenestration: A World of Change
  • The Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) SymposiumLarge-Scale Mitigation Planning and Strategies
  • The Low Vision Design Committee (LVDC) SymposiumCreating Supportive Environments for Persons with Low Vision
  • Integrated Resilient Design SymposiumEvaluating Risk, Improving Performance
  • Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) SymposiumFostering Innovation to go Beyond GreenTM
  • Innovative Technology Demonstrations — Including the buildingSMART Challenge, Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Calculator and Specifiers Properties information exchange (SPie) Catalog, and introducing information exchanges for Building Programming (BPie), HVAC (HVACie), Electrical Systems (SPARKie), Building Automation Modeling (BAMie), and Water Systems (WSie)
  • The Institute's Reception and Annual Awards Banquet
  • The BIM Education Symposium Setting the Course for a BIM Educational Strategy
  • And various council and committee meetings and related projects

Find out more about these events    |    View the Schedule of Events    |    Register to Attend


Featured Keynote Speakers:

Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP
Architect of the Capitol and Chief Operating Officer

Stephen T. AyersMr. Ayers is responsible for the facilities maintenance and operation of the historic U.S. Capitol Building, more than 460 acres of Capitol grounds, and the operation and maintenance of 17.4 million square feet of buildings including: the House and Senate Congressional Office Buildings, the Library of Congress Buildings, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building and other facilities. Ayers will deliver the keynote address during Monday's BETEC Symposium Keynote Lunch.

Robert A. Ivy, FAIA
Executive Vice President and CEO
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Robert A. IvyMr. Ivy works to increase public understanding of the architect's contribution and the value of design, and helps ensure that AIA members have the necessary tools and resources to successfully address the challenges of the clients and communities they serve. Beginning in 1996 and prior to joining the AIA in 2011, Ivy was vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction and editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, where he also oversaw 16 print and 17 digital publications. Ivy will deliver the keynote address during Wednesday's Performance Keynote and AIA Research Presentation Lunch.

In the Exhibit Hall:

You'll find the latest in industry products, services, programs and technologies in the Exhibit Hall during two days of the Conference. See all the exhibitor presentations and get your questions answered.

Exhibitor Reception: Attend the reception in honor of our exhibitors on Tuesday and get the opportunity to network with exhibitors and other attendees in a relaxed and social setting.

Hotel Accommodations:

The Washington Marriott at Metro Center is not only the location of the Building Innovation 2013 Conference, it's the most convenient place to stay. Located at 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, the Washington Marriott is offering a special conference rate of $198. Mention the National Institute of Building Sciences and "Building Innovation 2013" when making reservations. Reserve your room by the deadline, December 16, 2012, to secure this rate and availability. Make your reservations online or call 202-737-2200 or toll free: 1-800-393-2512.

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Find out more:

Visit the Conference website for the most up-to-date information. Register, sign up for updates and Conference news or download the latest Conference brochure.


Conference Sponsor:

Exhibitor Reception Sponsors:

The Construction Specifications Institute

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

Keynote Sponsors:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

International Code Council

Lehigh Hanson

Banquet Sponsors:

Acuity Brands

American Society for Testing & Materials

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Institute of Architects

The Associated General Contractors of America

Illuminating Engineering Society

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

Legrand, North America

Track Sponsors:


Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

The American Institute of Architects

The Construction Specifications Institute


4Clicks Solutions, LLC

Acuity Brands



The Construction Specifications Institute

Dryvit Systems, Inc.

FEMA Building Science Branch

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

McGraw-Hill Construction

Mid-Atlantic Precast Association

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.


There are only a few Sponsorships and Tabletop Exhibit Spaces Left. Advertising opportunities are also available.

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