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Building Innovation 2023 Sessions: Digital Transformation, Workforce, and Resilience
The NIBS annual meeting – Building Innovation 2023 – saw hundreds of built environment professionals descend on the Washington Hilton in DC. Educational sessions started Wednesday, September 6, and they covered four tracks: building performance and sustainability, resilience, technology, and workforce. The conference concludes today. Wednesday… more
NIBS Wins a Bronze Stevie Award
We’re celebrating at NIBS HQ in Washington. The National Institute of Building Sciences took home a Bronze Stevie Award in the Organization of the Year - Non-Profit or Government Organizations-Small category. Stevie Awards recently announced the winners in 20th Annual International Business Awards. Winners were selected from more than 3,700… more
Japan’s 1923 Earthquake
On September 1, 1923, Japan was ravaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake. Within minutes after the magnitude 7.9 subduction zone earthquake, a 33-foot tsunami flooded the nearest coastal areas. A large landslide crushed the entire village of Nebukawa. Fires seemingly ignited everywhere; some grew into huge firestorms. While fire fighting was… more
NIBS Launches Building Innovation: The Podcast
The National Institute of Building Sciences has launched Building Innovation: The Podcast. The podcast will feature a diverse lineup of building industry experts discussing issues and solutions that impact the built environment. Johnny Fortune, Executive Director of the U.S. National BIM Program, serves as host of the podcast. The inaugural… more
BIM Council Seeks Board of Direction Officer Nominations
The NIBS BIM Council Nominating Committee seeks nominations to fill officer positions on the council’s board of direction. Positions include chair, vice chair, and secretary. Nominations are due August 29, 2023. The nominating committee is looking to identify BIM Council members who are able to meet the responsibilities and duties of these high… more