In 2022, the U.S. experienced 66,255 wildfires, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The firefighters and support personnel who work to fight these fires are rarely recognized. For this reason, the National Interagency Fire Center’s Fire Management Board last year proclaimed July 2 National Wildland Firefighter Day to… more
June’s Pride Month honors and celebrates the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) rights and culture.
Since 2017, Build Out Alliance has pursued its mission to promote and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community within the building design and construction industry. Build Out Alliance President Andrew Torres, a licensed… more
NIBS recently held a workshop for building industry executives to discuss social equity and workforce goals. Three breakout groups of 10-15 individuals convened and discussed problems and solutions.
The conversation focused on three primary development goals: increasing access for individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds and communities to… more
NIBS recently hosted an invitation-only Women Executives in Building symposium.
More than 40 women attended, and speakers included NIBS board members and women executives from both corporate and nonprofit built environment organizations. Event sponsors included Delta Controls, 84 Lumber, Compass Datacenters, Daiken, and Green Building… more
The National Institute of Building Sciences has released its 2023 Built Environment Workforce Survey, an update to the 2021 survey, which collected thousands of responses on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the built environment.
The new report included participation from nearly 30 partner organizations with a breakdown of… more