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Jenna Greer, Architecture Student, Howard University
Antigua is 10 times smaller than Jamaica, with a population of 100,000 spread over 108 square miles. It’s one of two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua contains a very sparse built environment – covered mostly in either concrete or undeveloped green land. There are just a handful of high-rises that… more
Darrell X. Rounds, FMA, C.E.M., Operations Group Manager with General Motors
In 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” It’s a message that strongly resonates with Darrell X. Rounds, FMA, C.E.M., Operations Group Manager with General Motors. Rounds has served 23… more
Resilience 2021
The National Institute of Building Sciences recently hosted a webinar to discuss the costs of the remote work world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of thought leaders covered energy alternatives, mass transit ridership, and sustainable change within local environments and homes. Panelists included Jody Holton, Assistant General… more
Greenville, NC water treatment plant after Hurricane Floyd on September 22, 1999
In Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves, the National Institute of Building Sciences makes the case for disaster mitigation using benefit-cost analysis (BCA), a tool of engineering economics. BCA says that if an investment provides a benefit that exceeds its cost, it is desirable. But real people often confound engineers and economists by finding our… more
A construction site
The challenge that has been driving the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIM-US™) effort since its inception is the industry’s challenges around information management in a fragmented networked industry. Emerging database technology such as BIM enable designers, contractor, and owners to create and exchange information in unprecedented ways… more