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Resilience 2021: For Every $1 Spent on a Resilient Runway at PDX, Oregon Will Save $50.
In light of a White House Administration focused on improving infrastructure, Portland has taken on its own analysis to review the value of mitigation investment. A National Institute of Building Sciences study has found that a seismically resilient runway to serve Portland International Airport (PDX) ultimately would save $50 for every $1 spent… more
Dr. Keith Porter, Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder and Principal, SPA Risk LLC
The National Institute of Building Sciences recently launched a comprehensive membership campaign aimed at raising awareness, recruiting new members, and engaging members who have long supported the mission and success of NIBS. #ThisIsNIBS features testimonial videos by NIBS members, sharing their favorite part of being a member of our community… more
Nominations for NIBS Awards and Honors Are Open
It’s important to recognize the individuals who have made significant contributions to positively influence and greatly impacted the built environment. Through Monday, May 31, NIBS will accept nominations for the following awards categories: The Exceptional Woman in Building Award will recognize a dynamic, trailblazing woman who has made… more
Katharine E. Morgan, President of ASTM International
The National Institute of Building Sciences today is launching a comprehensive membership campaign that’s aimed at raising awareness, recruiting new members, and engaging members who have long supported the mission and success of NIBS. #ThisIsNIBS features testimonial videos by NIBS members, sharing their favorite part of being a member of our… more
Nashville, Tennessee, 2020: People clean trash from their yard and start to cut a fallen tree the morning after a tornado rips through Nashville.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports there were more than 1,200 tornadoes in 2020, leading to the highest tornado death rate in almost a decade. Last year, a deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, causing 32 fatalities. This was part of a larger severe convective storm (… more