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Housing Affordability: A Problem Multiple Decades in the Making
By Christine Cube The National Institute of Building Sciences recently held a three-part public hearing, bringing together veteran building industry experts to discuss the state of housing affordability. There’s ample motivation to fix the problem, but it’s taken decades for us to get here. And the road forward isn’t easy to navigate. “This is… more
Community Resilience is Now at the Center of Modern Model Building Code Development
By Sara Barrett, Building Seismic Safety Council The Building Seismic Safety Council’s Functional Recovery Planning Committee has published a report detailing the recommended scope, organization, and deliverables for developing functional recovery code provisions within the 2026 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended… more
NIBS Opens Up Building Innovation Webinar Series
Every year, hundreds of built environment professionals descend upon Washington, DC, to attend the Building Innovation conference of the National Institute of Building Sciences. As part of our mission to continue conference education, NIBS has launched a new webinar series to reach even more professionals on new technology, trends, groundbreaking… more
NIBS to Host Housing Affordability Hearing November 6
By Christine Cube On Monday, November 6, the National Institute of Building Sciences will host a day-long public hearing to discuss the state of housing affordability and solutions to bring down the high cost of housing for middle- and working-class Americans. The public hearing will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. It… more
By Christine Cube In September, NIBS and Fannie Mae unveiled the Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0 – a continuation of a 2020 study that called for public and private incentives that allow owners of buildings and other infrastructure to facilitate the upgrade of existing infrastructure and better design of new infrastructure. Led by the… more