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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
Championing Exceptional Women in the Built Environment
Each year at Building Innovation, awards are given in several areas for exceptional service in the building industry. NIBS’ Exceptional Woman in Building award celebrates the industry’s remarkable female thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and champions of change who have made outstanding contributions to the built environment. At Building Innovation… more
FEMA Releases New Building Codes Toolkit for Homeowners
The third edition of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Codes Toolkit for Homeowners and Occupants has been released. The toolkit offers basic guidance and tools for homeowners and occupants to learn about building codes and how they can make homes more resilient against earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes and other natural… more