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Resilience 2021: The Shift from Relief and Response to Hazard Mitigation
Mitigation is the sustained action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. Over the last decade, the United States has seen a shift in emergency management from relief and response to reducing hazard risk. Key points in this effort are building resilient communities and creating… more
Resilience 2021: Building Resilience through BIM
The built environment is being challenged by many trends and disruptors: digital transformation, off-site manufacturing, sustainability concerns, an aging workforce leading to lack of skilled labor, as well as COVID-19, which is affecting the health, safety, and well-being of workers. Organizations must remain resilient to meet challenges and… more
Built Environment CEOs Sign Diversity Commitment
NIBS has secured 20 signatures from leaders committed to supporting greater diversity in the built environment. The primary goals that CEOs agreed to include building diverse staff and volunteer leadership teams, sharing best practices, and promoting this work with association membership. Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS, said… more
BIM for Infrastructure: U.S. National BIM Steering Committee Update Presentation
NIBS team member Roger Grant recently presented at the BIM for Infrastructure webinar – the third in a series of industry workshops for the U.S. transportation industry promoting model-based digital delivery throughout the project lifecycle. Grant provided an update on the National BIM Program. The series is sponsored by the Highway Engineering… more
new board
The National Institute of Building Sciences has installed the 2021-2022 Board of Directors and council leadership, effective October 1. The board includes several new officers: Anne M. Ellis, P.E., Hon.M.ACI, F.ASCE, M.NAC, Executive Director, Charles Pankow Foundation – Chair Thomas H. Phoenix, Sr., PE, FASHRAE, LEED-AP, CPL Architects and… more