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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
SBIC Issues Call for 2012 Beyond Green™ Entries »
The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) is calling for entries for its 2...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Consultative Council Report Highlights Four Areas in Need of Improvement »
A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry...
Monday, July 2, 2012
COBie Guide Released for Industry Review »
Draft guide establishes framework for implementing COBie into building projects The National Institute of Building Scien...
Monday, June 11, 2012
Senate Confirms Institute Nominees »
The United States Senate has confirmed four presidential nominees to the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of...
Monday, June 11, 2012
Obama Nominates Donovan to Institute Board »
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Joseph Byrne Donovan to a key Administration post as a member...
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Updated NIBS Guideline 3 Will Help Owners Get the Building Enclosure Performance They Expect »
The latest guideline released by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
buildingSMART alliance to Collaborate with UK, Ireland on BIM Standards »
The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ and buildingSMART United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland have...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
New Institute Partnership Would Make Sustainability "Out of This World" »
Industry Volunteers Wanted to Work on STEM Program Linking Building Science and Space Missions Recycling wastewater o...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Institute Releases First-ever Consensus-based BIM Standard for the United States »
The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ has released the first-ever consensus-based standard g...
Monday, April 23, 2012
Institute Joins CABA Board »
The Continental Automated Buildings Association is pleased to announce that the National Institute of Building Sciences ha...
Monday, April 2, 2012
ASTM International - National Institute of Building Sciences MOA Puts Focus on Building Enclosures »
To further improve building enclosure design and commissioning, and to facilitate a broader understanding of building encl...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
FEDCon Now Set for January 2013 »
The National Institute of Building Sciences’ premier market outlook conference on federal construction, FEDCon ® , has...
Thursday, February 23, 2012
AIA and NIBS Sign Agreement to Promote Building Industry Research and Knowledge »
The American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences Sign Agreement to Work Together on Pr...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
2011 Beyond Green™ High Performance Building Awards Recipients Announced »
The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) is pleased to announce the recip...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Center to Transform Haitian Building Industry, Produce More Resilient Buildings »
On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. In the months that followed, the United States building c...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
FEDCon '11 Presentations Now Available Online »
No need to wait any longer. The presentations from FEDCon ® ‘11 — The Market Outlook Conference on Federal Construct...
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...

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