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Resilience 2021
The National Institute of Building Sciences recently hosted a webinar to discuss the costs of the remote work world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of thought leaders covered energy alternatives, mass transit ridership, and sustainable change within local environments and homes. Panelists included Jody Holton, Assistant General… more
Greenville, NC water treatment plant after Hurricane Floyd on September 22, 1999
In Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves, the National Institute of Building Sciences makes the case for disaster mitigation using benefit-cost analysis (BCA), a tool of engineering economics. BCA says that if an investment provides a benefit that exceeds its cost, it is desirable. But real people often confound engineers and economists by finding our… more
A construction site
The challenge that has been driving the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIM-US™) effort since its inception is the industry’s challenges around information management in a fragmented networked industry. Emerging database technology such as BIM enable designers, contractor, and owners to create and exchange information in unprecedented ways… more
A construction site
2020 has had a massive impact on a range of industries. Construction hasn’t been spared. Supply chains have slowed down, projects have been delayed, and many businesses have struggled as a result. Fortunately, things have gotten better. Recent data has indicated construction industry recovery amounting to the return of roughly 60% of jobs lost… more
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The National BIM Standard (NBIMS) is updating its BIM Execution Planning (BEP), BIM Use Definitions (BUD), COBie, and Core BIM Requirements (CBR) content for the AECOO industry through four workgroups. To do this work, we want to draw upon the best of the industry. Since 2011, there have been a lot of changes in the industry. For this NBIMS… more