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Webinar: Introduction to the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples
The 2020 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples, Training Materials, and Design Flow Chart (FEMA P-2192) have been developed by the NIBS Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to illustrate and explain some of the new changes in the 2020… more
Building Resilient Communities by Incentivizing Investments
With wildfires in the West, hurricanes in the Southeast, tornados in the nation’s midsection, and flooding endemic to the entire nation, disasters have become all too common in the United States. Hundreds of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars are lost each year as a result. We must stop the build/rebuild cycle and instead take actions to… more
Our Year on the NIBS Blog: Top Posts from 2021
As we look ahead to 2022, we’re reflecting on the news and information that crossed the NIBS blog this year. Here are our top posts from each month, according to readership. January: A Case Study of Flood Protection for a Water Treatment Plant February: Celebrating Black History Month: Darrell X. Rounds, with General Motors March: Celebrating… more
Off-Site Construction Council to Form Subcommittees
Off-site construction is the planning, design, fabrication, and assembly of building elements at a location other than their final installed location to support the rapid and efficient construction of a permanent structure. It often is characterized by an integrated planning and supply chain optimization strategy. The NIBS Off-Site Construction… more
Women Executives in Building: Encouraging Authenticity in Your Staff
Today’s virtual world has challenged many business professionals, when it comes to deepening relationships and being authentic. What’s OK to share on those Zoom calls? Is it appropriate to discuss your favorite Peloton class? What about your most recent Netflix binge? These would’ve been fair game in person around the office watercooler. More… more