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Recognizing the Industry’s Champions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Statistics show that improvement is needed to increase representation across the built environment. In 2021, the NIBS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Award was inaugurated into the built environment awards, which are presented during NIBS’ Building Innovation conference. The DEI Leadership Award recognizes corporations or… more
Build Out Alliance Gives LGBTQ+ Community a Place in the Industry
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
Workforce Development Workshop Discusses Education and Promoting Building Careers
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
Women Executives Discuss Imposter Syndrome, Mentoring, and Personal Branding at Symposium
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
New Workforce Report Shows 63% Believe It’s Important to Increase Diversity
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