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Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences

Welcome to the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS), published through a relationship with Stamats Commercial Buildings Group. Each edition focuses on different aspects of the built environment, from building enclosure design to security and disaster preparedness; from building information modeling to industry leadership and advocacy. Articles highlight cutting-edge research, case studies and the newest technologies in the building industry, as well as the latest activities of the Institute’s Councils, Committees and Programs.

JNIBS October 2016

Our latest issue, "Are We Ready for Another Big One? Preparing for Community Resilience," highlights the activities and direction of the Institute's Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC), Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) and Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, as well as the interests of other Institute councils, committees and programs. The October 2016 issue features the following articles:

  • Widespread Support for Incentivizing Disaster Resilience
  • Continuous Efforts to Mitigate Earthquake Risks
  • Preparing for the "Big One"
  • The SAFETY Act and Commercial Facilities
  • What's That Sticking Out of the Wall?
  • Sounding the Alarm: Attracting Women to STEM Jobs
  • Conceptual Design, BIM and Interdisciplinary Collaboration


To subscribe to JNIBS, select your preferred delivery format below:

  • Digital ($25/year for nonmembers, free for members)
  • Print + Digital ($45/year for nonmembers, free for members)


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Archive of Past Issues

The Institute’s previous journals—the Journal of Building Enclosure Design (JBED), Journal of Building Information Modeling (JBIM), Journal of Advanced and High-Performance Materials (JMAT) and Journal of Hazard Mitigation and Risk Assessment (JHAZ)—are available for reference on the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) website. View the Archive of Past Issues.

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