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The Return of BEST
After a six-year hiatus, NIBS brought back the in-person Building Enclosure Science and Technology conference on March 19-20. Building enclosure experts and BEST6 attendees didn’t miss a beat. The conference took place at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. This year’s theme was “The Next Generation of Building Technology… more
Stakeholder Panel and Moderators at the Green Cement and Concrete Stakeholder Session, from left to right: ASTM International’s Director of Global Policy and International Trade Craig Updyke, Holcim US’s Head of Climate, ESG Policy and Government Affairs Melissa Carey, WAP Sustainability’s Sustainability Director Dr. Amlan Mukherjee, Justin Wilkes,  National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Senior Vice President of Technical Services Dr. Karthik Obla, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub’s Deputy Director Dr.
As the most commonly used human-made resource on the planet, cement and concrete production accounts for approximately 6% of the world's CO2 emissions.1 With demand rising and the global construction industry projected to reach $16 trillion USD by 2030, achieving carbon neutrality will require intentional actions from policymakers and industry… more
Earthquake and Wind Storm Programs: Saving Lives and Livelihoods
Nearly half of Americans live and work in high seismic regions throughout the United States. These regions currently have $108 trillion of national building assets. The work of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) helps mitigate risk to these buildings and our communities. Separately, windstorms are responsible for 60% of… more
Future-Proofing Our Built Environment
Architecture and engineering firms face the daunting task of creating enduring structures amidst uncertain future climate conditions. Planning for the coming decades necessitates integrating climate science as a pivotal component of their decision-making process. Global warming scenarios vary widely, from severe impacts due to high greenhouse gas… more
NIBS Receives Nonprofit Awards and Research Recognition
It’s been a busy and celebratory last several months at NIBS HQ. 2024 marks our 50th anniversary as an organization created by Congress. But on top of that, we’re swimming in gratitude for recently being honored by several organizations with several awards. These include: Silver Anthem Award for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Campaign… more