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Building Innovation Day 3
Over the last few days, hundreds of BI2021 virtual attendees learned about everything from building resilience, safety and technology to building information modeling and climate injustice. The third day of Building Innovation opened with remarks from Anne Ellis, Executive Director of the Charles Pankow Foundation and incoming Chair of the… more
Edward Mazria, FAIA, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030
Connectivity has led to true equity in the work environment, said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Woods opened the second day of Building Innovation 2021, sharing about the pandemic and its continued challenges. “The pandemic has challenged the built environment – and each and every one of… more
Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted
Technology is a means to an end, not the end itself, said Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted. Matthews, a dual-citizen of the U.S. and Nigeria, kicked off the first day of Building Innovation 2021, sharing personal experiences that led to her success as an entrepreneur and inventor. Years ago, Matthews created the Soccket, an energy-harnessing… more
BETEC, BECs Explore ENGAGE Information Exchange, Building Science Education, Strengthening Local and National Communities
Representatives from the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and its local component Building Enclosure Councils (BECs) assembled via Zoom for their annual meeting on September 21.  Under the leadership of BETEC President Stephen Shanks, the group explored the new NIBS communications platform, ENGAGE and exchanged ideas… more
Resilience 2021: The Importance of Seismic Functional Recovery and Community Resilience in the Built Environment
Nearly half of the U.S. population resides in portions of 42 states that are at risk of experiencing a damaging earthquake within the next 50 years. That’s according to the NIST-FEMA Special Publication (FEMA P-2090/NIST SP-1254), Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time… more