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How to Tackle Home Restoration Projects That Result From Storm Damage
Hurricanes are ramping up and tornado season is right around the corner, and if you live in an area that is prone to storm damage, you’re likely no stranger to home restoration. Between debris, flooding, and structural damage, home restoration can seem like a daunting and emotionally draining task. Since storms can happen anytime, to anyone, the… more
NIBS Supports Pride Month and Celebrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion All Year Long
At the National Institute of Building Sciences, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We believe in an environment built on respect and dignity. We also believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the foundation of the built environment and greater industry as a whole.  We believe… more
Women Executives in Building: Your Elevator Pitch Needs to Strike a Balance
It turns out there’s a lot riding on a person’s elevator pitch. It’s part marketing, sales pitch, and personal branding. You also can’t go into too much detail, and you’ve only got about 30 seconds to make an impression. “Always tailor your speech to the group,” said Miriam Keith, President of Kayleb Consulting LLC. “Your elevator pitch often is… more
#ThisIsNIBS: Mark Dorsey, CEO, Construction Specifications Institute
We are humbled by the dedication of our members. To celebrate this as well as raise awareness, recruit new members, and engage those who have supported our mission and success, the National Institute of Building Sciences recently launched a membership campaign. #ThisIsNIBS features testimonial videos by members sharing their favorite part about… more
Resilience 2021
Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. According to testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency representative Michael Grimm, flood damage cost approximately $17 billion each year between 2010 and 2018. Rising sea levels and extreme weather could cause $20 billion of flood damage to at-risk U.S.… more