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DOE Seeks Proposals for Residential Retrofit Projects
Building America, a program of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, seeks proposals for multidisciplinary expert teams to tackle reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or decarbonizing, existing homes of several U.S. regions. Projects will address technical challenges through field validation and demonstration,… more
Construction Jobs Rise While Employers Struggle with Labor Shortage
A major increase in construction jobs has employers struggling to find enough crew workers to handle projects. In March, reports showed a plunge in construction opportunities. Now, a little over a month later, the issue is a lack of available workers to fill an influx of construction job openings. The problem has become so significant that some… more
NIBS BIM Program Executive Director Talks Standards on Future Construct Podcast
National Institute of Building Sciences BIM Program Executive Director Johnny Fortune recently was featured on the Future Construct podcast, discussing building information management (BIM) and construction solutions for the AEC Industry. Fortune and host Amy Peck covered the U.S. National BIM Program, adoption rate, and advances in standards, as… more
Rebuilding Together to Lead Over 1,000 Repair Projects For National Rebuilding Month
Each April, Rebuilding Together brings together volunteers across the nation for National Rebuilding Month, an annual call to service, to help solve the urgent need for safe homes and communities for those in need. This year, Rebuilding Together affiliates will work with over 14,000 volunteers – veterans, older adults, families, and disaster… more
Celebrating NIBS Volunteers During April’s National Volunteer Month
April is National Volunteer Month, and NIBS spoke with some of the volunteers who are helping to make a difference in the advancement of building sciences. A Passion to Align Two Sectors Scott McClure has worked in the built industry for roughly 15 years. He began as a U.S. Air Force Projects and Programs Manager at the installation level; this… more