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Hurricane season is approaching
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here, and Colorado State University released its forecast. Some states recently were awarded flood mitigation grants by the federal government as well as some state governments. Federal grants included: New Jersey $8.9 million Louisiana $6.3 million in assistance Oslo, Minnesota received $2.35 million… more
Op-Ed: Oregon’s Fuel on Risky Riverbanks
Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality has begun working with Portland’s 13 bulk fuel terminals to assess their seismic vulnerabilities and implement mitigation, according to an opinion piece published today in The Oregonian by NIBS Special Advisor, Lifelines Infrastructure Initiative Yumei Wang, PE, FASCE. Wang also serves as Senior… more
Shergaun Roserie
Since 2022, the National Institute of Building Sciences has awarded the Betty and Mort Marshall Memorial Scholarship to students with exceptional promise who attend a historically Black college or university (HBCU). One of those students, Shergaun Roserie will graduate this month from Howard University’s College of Engineering. Roserie also has… more
DOE Seeks Proposals for Residential Retrofit Projects
Building America, a program of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, seeks proposals for multidisciplinary expert teams to tackle reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or decarbonizing, existing homes of several U.S. regions. Projects will address technical challenges through field validation and demonstration,… more
Construction Jobs Rise While Employers Struggle with Labor Shortage
A major increase in construction jobs has employers struggling to find enough crew workers to handle projects. In March, reports showed a plunge in construction opportunities. Now, a little over a month later, the issue is a lack of available workers to fill an influx of construction job openings. The problem has become so significant that some… more