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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...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Designing a Resilient America: Integrating Resilience into Building Design »
Summit Focuses on Coordinating Public/Private Efforts Professionals from the public and private sectors convened last...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Institute Board Approves NBIMS Rules of Governance »
The buildingSMART alliance's Project Committee now has official Rules of Governance to follow when developing the Nationa...
Monday, November 1, 2010
Independent Panels to Review Data Used for FEMA Flood Maps »
FEMA Selects National Institute of Building Sciences to Run Scientific Resolution Panel Process Beginning November 1,...
Monday, November 1, 2010
Experts Needed for Independent Panels to Review Data Used for FEMA Flood Maps »
The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, p...
Monday, November 1, 2010
Independent Panels to Review Data Used for FEMA Flood Maps »
FEMA Selects National Institute of Building Sciences to Run Scientific Resolution Panel Process Beginning November 1...
Monday, November 1, 2010
Experts Needed for Independent Panels to Review Data Used for FEMA Flood Maps »
The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, p...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Design, Procure, Assemble, Operate - Tackling the Big-Picture Issues of BIM »
When it comes to accomplishing an assignment as large as developing a building information modeling (BIM) standard for the...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Federal Building Budgets and Plans Revealed at FEDCon 2010 »
Attend FEDCon ® 2010—The Market Outlook Conference on Federal Construction, to get the most authoritative, up-to-date...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Federal Building Budgets and Plans Revealed at FEDCon 2010 »
Attend FEDCon ® 2010—The Market Outlook Conference on Federal Construction, to get the most authoritative, up-to-date...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
US Department of Education Discontinues Funding of National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities »
For more than a decade, the National Institute of Building Sciences has managed the National Clearinghouse for Educational...
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
buildingSMART alliance Seeks Industry Input on National BIM Standard »
The buildingSMART alliance needs some help with its building information modeling (BIM) standard. The Alliance, which is b...
Friday, August 13, 2010
Institute Brings Broad Industry Perspective to DOE Initiatives »
From sustainable federal buildings to developing a road map for net-zero buildings, the Department of Energy (DOE) is tack...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Institute Testifies on Green Building, High-Performance Building Practices »
If we want to improve our building stock, we must learn to measure performance. But, establishing measurements to achieve...
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Mechanical Engineer Joins National Institute of Building Sciences Team »
The National Institute of Building Sciences has added a mechanical engineer to its employee roster. Drew Rouland comes on...
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Great Ways to Celebrate High-Performance Building Week »
There are lots of ways to celebrate High-Performance Building Week. The 2010 celebration, which occurs June 13-19, is a gr...
Friday, April 30, 2010
Legislation for Training Federal Facilities Personnel Has Wide Industry Support »
New legislation addressing training for federal facilities personnel has wide approval from the construction industry. Org...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colker to Direct Institute’s Consultative Council »
The National Institute of Building Sciences welcomes Ryan M. Colker, J.D., as Director of its newly restructured Consultat...
Friday, February 26, 2010
Chief Architect Les Shepherd to Address BEST2 Conference »
Leslie L. Shepherd, AIA, Chief Architect, U.S. General Services Administration, will deliver the opening keynote address a...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Building Better Homes in the Face of Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Floods »
The recent earthquake in Haiti brings into focus the importance of constructing homes and other low-rise buildings to with...
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Institute Calls for Industry Participation to Assist Haiti »
In the wake of the devastating 7.0–magnitude earthquake that occurred in Haiti on January 13, we at the National Institute...

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