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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
2011 BETEC Symposium Presentations »
Symposium Presentations: Fire Requirements for Light Framed High R-Value Walls by Jesse J. Beitel, Hughes Engineerin...
Monday, December 19, 2011
Institute Awards Recognize Exceptional Service »
Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences recognizes individuals and organizations that have provided outstan...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Institute Announces 2012 Executive Team, New Board Members »
The 2012 National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is now in place. The Executive Team includes RK Stewar...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Institute Releases Report on Industry Data Needs in Response to CBECS Announcement »
The National Institute of Building Sciences High-Performance Building Data Collection Initiative released a report today a...
Friday, December 2, 2011
Institute to Release Report on Data Needs in Response to CBECS Announcement »
The National Institute of Building Sciences High-Performance Building Data Collection Initiative will release a report nex...
Monday, November 21, 2011
NBIMS-US Project Committee Approves 18 Submissions for Version 2 »
The National Building Information Modeling Standard-United States ™ (NBIMS-US™) Project Committee has approved 18 submiss...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Beyond Green Award Deadline Extended to November 22 »
There is still time to submit an entry for the Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC) 2011 Beyond Green TM High-P...
Monday, November 7, 2011
New Legislation Would Save Money, Improve Energy Usage in Federal Buildings »
New legislation introduced this past Friday would help federal agencies save energy and money by improving building perfor...
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Common BIM Files Now Available to Help Verify Exchange of Building Information »
Several new tools are available through the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance TM to help bui...
Monday, October 17, 2011
Obama Nominates Timberlake to Institute Board »
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate James Timberlake, FAIA, to a key Administration post as a memb...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Keynote Will Give Inside Look at Department of State Facility Operations »
For all of those people who have wondered how a federal agency implements facility operations improvements department-wide...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
New Institute Award Will Honor Founding Member »
Every time the National Institute of Building Sciences presents its new Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization will...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Obama Nominates Maxman to Institute Board »
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Susan A. Maxman, FAIA, to a key Administration post as a membe...
Friday, September 9, 2011
How Building Sciences Have Changed Since 9/11 »
As the nation prepares for the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, the National Institute of Building Sciences reflec...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Obama Nominates Verner to Institute Board »
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Mary B. Verner to a key Administration post as a member of the...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
DOE Launches Guide to Integrating Renewable Energy in Federal Construction »
Guide helps Federal agencies understand options, select appropriate technologies, and integrate renewable energy in new co...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Institute Offers Ways to Prepare for Earthquakes »
Yesterday’s earthquake, which was felt all along the East Coast, has many people who never before experienced an earthquak...
Friday, July 22, 2011
Obama Nominates Ryan to Institute Board »
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate James "Tim” Ryan, CBO, to a key Administration post as a membe...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
DHS Gives Arlington County (Va.) a Pre-Release Overview of Cutting-Edge Risk and Resiliency Tools »
"Working toward Resilience in the Built Environment" The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technol...
Monday, July 11, 2011
NBIMS-US Proposed Changes Could Streamline How Industry Uses BIM; Public Comment Period Starts Augus »
Following an 86-day open ballot submission period, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance has...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Recommendations to President, Congress Prioritize Building Industry Concerns »
A new report from the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council identifies five primary areas of concer...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Institute Establishes National Council of Governments »
More than 36 years ago, the United States Congress mandated, as part of the National Institute of Building Sciences enabli...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Institute, AIA Strengthen Focus on Building Enclosures with new MOA »
Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA (seated left), and AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA (seated r...
Monday, May 16, 2011
New FEMA Publication Provides Overview of Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts »
One of the key ways a community protects itself from potential earthquake disasters is by adopting and enforcing a buildi...
Thursday, May 12, 2011
AIA, CSI and NIBS Release Updated United States National CAD Standard »
NCS Version 5 goes virtual, improving user experience Washington, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – The American Institute of Ar...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Lack of Updated Commercial Building Energy Data Troubles Institute »
The National Institute of Building Sciences is alarmed that efforts to produce high-performance buildings may stall withou...
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Help Shape the National BIM Standard - United States(TM) - Version 2 »
Updates Accepted until May 2 It takes many people to get a new building up and running. They all have specific infor...
Monday, March 21, 2011
Inaugural JHAZ Focuses on Building Resilience »
The inaugural issue of the Journal of Hazard Mitigation and Risk Assessment (JHAZ) addresses a subject especially releva...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
New FEMA Publication Provides Overview of Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts »
One of the key ways a community protects itself from potential earthquake disasters is by adopting and enforcing a buildin...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Institute Sees Japanese Disaster as Wake-Up Call for the United States »
Nation's Communities Are Vulnerable The effects of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami last week will be felt...
Monday, February 28, 2011
NFMT's the Place to be for BIM, FM, WBDG, FMOC, COBie and SPie »
March 15-17, 2012 - Baltimore, Maryland As a friend of the National Institute of Building Sciences and a facilities pr...
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Institute Applauds Obama for Better Buildings Initiative »
The National Institute of Building Sciences applauds the Obama Administration on the announcement of its Better Buildings...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Board Bids Farewell to Skaggs, Marshall »
Ron Skaggs (left) and Mortimer Marshall retire from the Board in 2010. The National Institute of Building Sciences sai...
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Virginia Tech, ASHRAE Presidents Join 2011 Institute Board »
The National Institute of Building Sciences welcomes an academic and an engineer to its 2011 Board of Directors. Charle...
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Industry Leaders Recognized for Contributions to Building Community, Nation »
Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences recognizes individuals and organizations that have provided outstan...

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