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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
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
Transportation Infrastructure: Focusing on Community Uplift and Addressing Past Inequities
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will improve the way Americans travel, as well as how goods and materials are transported. With the current economic state occurring from a multitude of issues, improving our transportation infrastructure is more important than ever. IIJA has earmarked $25 billion for airports, $66 billion for railways,… more
Webinar: Transportation Infrastructure and Your Daily Commute
The passage of H.R.3684 – the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – ensures daily commutes across metropolitan cities and small towns will be improved. The law includes $1.2 trillion in total funding, reauthorizing surface transportation programs for five years and investing $110 billion in funding. The… more
World Water Day
It reminds us of the strong link between water and climate change. Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives, says United Nations Water (UN-Water), which coordinates the efforts of UN entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. WWD infographicEveryone has a role to… more