NIBS Scholarship Winner Hopes to Bring Broader STEM Education to Saint Lucia
The National Institute of Building Sciences is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness.
Our organization strongly believes in an environment built on respect and dignity. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to the strength of the built environment and building industry as a whole.
As our role of conveners within the built environment, we continue to find ways to bring the industry together to discuss the challenges, share experiences and ultimately find solutions relating to diversity and inclusion within our industry.
We continue to encourage this culture within NIBS by:
The establishment of this annual scholarship was made possible because of a generous endowment from Betty and Mort, a sponsorship from the National Institute of Building Sciences and contributions from friends, family and colleagues.
Our quarterly virtual series invites C-suite-level women in the built environment to come together to share ideas, challenges and solutions to current issues.
2020 was a year we will never forget—from natural disasters and social unrest to a pandemic that followed us into 2021. NIBS’ monthly webinar series addresses how a year of unique challenges can ultimately build resilience in our communities, our infrastructure and the places we live, work, learn and play.
December 1, 2020: More than 40 c-suite association leaders participated in high-level discussions, during a roundtable to Improve the Workforce of the Built Environment through Social Equity hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences. This virtual meeting was designed to share best practices, data, and strategies for improving social equity in leadership positions within the industry.
July 28, 2021: Association leaders participated in the second roundtable that covered the results of the Built Environment Social Equity Survey, areas of opportunities and best practices for improving social equity in leadership positions within the industry.
On January 18, 2023, NIBS hosted 30 built environment executives at NIBS headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss and define social equity in the built environment.The roundtable was an initiative of the Consultative Council.
The National Institute of Building Sciences is not alone in these efforts. See what other organizations are doing within the industry:
American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Society of Association Executives
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Landscape Architects
National Society of Black Engineers
New Buildings Institute
Women Breaking Barriers study
U.S. EEOC “Knocking Down Walls” Hearing