Need a good reason to register to attend Building
Innovation 2013 – The National Institute of Building Sciences Conference &
Expo, being held January 7-11, 2013 at the Washington Marriott at
Metro Center in Washington, D.C.? We’ve got plenty . . .
1: Building Innovation 2013 is
delivered by the National Institute of
Building Sciences – an authoritative source of innovative solutions for the
built environment. For nearly 40 years, the Institute, a non-profit,
non-government organization, has served as an interface between government and
the private sector, with the primary purpose of bringing together
representatives of the entire building community to review advancements in
science and technology and develop solutions for our built environment.
2: Building Innovation 2013 is
focused on Improving Resiliency through High
Performance and will present the latest advancements in a
wide-range of building industry areas that offer genuine solutions for improving
security, disaster preparedness, performance, sustainability, information
resources and technologies for our nation’s buildings and infrastructure. Within
four tracks, Conference attendees will experience the Institute in action as a
leader and advocate for the industry and discover how the Institute’s programs
and activities work to develop innovative solutions for a number of
3: Building Innovation 2013 is
the only place you’ll find the authentic event on federal construction: FEDCon®
— The Annual Market Outlook on Federal Construction —
where attendees will hear the most authoritative, up-to-date information on
federal agency building and infrastructure budgets, construction forecasts and
regulatory updates. The Institute initiated FEDCon®, now in its 20th
year, to give private-sector architects, engineers, general and specialty
contractors, and manufacturers insight into what they need to know to deliver
services and products to the U.S. Federal Government — the world's largest
facility owner and procurer of design and construction services.
4: Building Innovation 2013 is
where the popular and informative buildingSMART alliance
Conference is on the schedule. It’s the only place where the very
experts who make the critical decisions on building information modeling (BIM)
standards come together to share their knowledge on the various aspects of
implementing BIM. This Conference, focused on Integrating BIM:
Moving the Industry Forward, will deliver an understanding of how
BIM can better integrate the design, construction, fabrication and operation
processes, and also provide you with the latest metrics available to assess
5: Building Innovation 2013 is
the only Conference that gives you Innovative
Technology Demonstrations directly from the developers who
initiated the cutting-edge tools. Don’t settle for second-hand information on
the Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)
Calculator and Specifiers Properties information exchange (SPie)
Catalog. Find out first-hand all about these IE standards, as well as
the new information exchanges for Building Programming (BPie), HVAC (HVACie),
Electrical Systems (SPARKie), Building Automation Modeling (BAMie) and Water
Systems (WSie). Attend these demonstrations, along with the buildingSMART
Challenge at Building Innovation 2013, and gain insights
straight from the source.
6: Building Innovation 2013 is
home to the popular Building
Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium,
where the field’s leading experts in building enclosure research, design and
practice unite to tackle the latest issues. For 30 years, BETEC has delivered
quality symposia and continues its commitment with this Symposium titled,
Fenestration: A World of Change, which will examine
the most current data available on fenestration performance and technology.
7: Building Innovation 2013
kicks off the inaugural Multihazard
Mitigation Council (MMC) Symposium, designed to guide hazard
mitigation policies for the next decade. At this Symposium, focused on
Large-Scale Mitigation Planning and Strategies,
industry experts will participate in interactive sessions to tackle
long-standing multihazard mitigation problems in the United States and then
present their conclusions to a panel of high-level policy makers, with the goal
of setting long-term solutions.
8: Building Innovation 2013
highlights the revolutionary tools developed through the Institute’s
collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and
Technology Directorate (S&T) Infrastructure Protection and Disaster
Management Division (IDD) for use in evaluating buildings against the threat of
multiple hazards. The Integrated Resilient
Design Symposium: Evaluating Risk, Improving Performance,
introduces attendees to these invaluable tools and demonstrates how they are
being used to assess potential risks to buildings from blast, chemical,
biological and radiological (CBR) threats, and natural hazards, while
incorporating high-performance attributes into building design.
9: Building Innovation 2013
offers the only Symposium specifically addressing the needs of persons with low
vision. The Low Vision
Design Committee Symposium: Creating Supportive Environments for Persons
with Low Vision, presents the latest state-of-the art theory
and practices for designing for people with low vision from the designers,
users, clients and low vision medical specialists that focus on this growing
segment of the population – which is expected to be more than 50 million people
by the year 2020. Find out how designing for persons with low vision can create
environments that are more universally user-friendly for everyone.
10: Building Innovation 2013
provides the chance to explore what social, economic and environmental
sustainability means to various segments of the building industry and how an
effective, holistic approach can move the industry Beyond Green™. The
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Symposium: Fostering
Innovation to Go Beyond Green™, is the only event where you’ll
meet the winners of the 2012 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building
Award and see their real-world examples of sustainability first-hand.
11: Building Innovation 2013 is
the place where academic professionals will gather to work on establishing a
common educational strategy for BIM education. During the BIM Academic
Education Symposium: Setting the Course for a BIM Educational
Strategy, representatives from more than 25 colleges and
universities will focus on certification, accreditation and credentialing.
Coordinated by the buildingSMART alliance for the 4th year, this event will be
held in collaboration with the AGC BIM Forum.
12: Building Innovation 2013
allows you the opportunity to meet the industry’s leaders as they are recognized
for making exceptional contributions to the nation and the building community.
The Institute’s Reception and Annual Awards Banquet will
highlight the State of the Institute and honor individuals and organizations
that are moving the industry forward.
13: Building Innovation 2013
gives you a full week to make quality one-on-one connections with industry
experts and innovators; collaborate with colleagues; learn from the best; and
share your expertise and experiences. From the varied Symposia and Educational
Sessions to the Exhibitor Reception and Keynote Lunches, there are many
excellent reasons to attend.
If these 13 reasons aren’t enough, find more
reasons to attend Building Innovation 2013: the National Institute of
Building Sciences Conference & Expo at www.nibs.org/conference.
Don’t wait. Register today!