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John Messner
The National Institute of Building Sciences provides members with the opportunity to make an impact on the industry. “The first impact is really in the research area that we focus on related to information technology to improve the built environment,” says John Messner, Director of Computer Integrated Construction with Penn State University. “We’… more
Resilience 2021: The Pandemic’s Impact on Technology in the Built Environment
The COVID-19 crisis presented architecture, engineering and construction companies, and code departments with an enormous challenge: transitioning an industry long reliant on personal relationships and in-person connections to a remote, digital environment. Like other hands-on sectors, builders and other trades can’t ply their trades over Zoom.… more
#ThisIsNIBS: Yuqing Hu, Assistant Professor and Director, DII Lab, Penn State College of Engineering
Yuqing Hu joined the National Institute of Building Sciences last year to maximize connections with the industry. NIBS has built many relationships with members, including numerous agencies and organizations. Our members and partners are critical to our mission and the support of the built environment. “We collaborate with a lot of industry… more
Resilience 2021: What’s in Store for 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season?
Will this year’s hurricane season be a record breaker? Meteorologists from Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science anticipate a highly active season, predicting 17 named storms and eight hurricanes—four of which they predict will be Category 3 or higher. The Weather Channel’s prediction is slightly different with 18 named… more
Build Out Alliance
A few years ago, more than a dozen LGBTQ+ members in New York – who also happened to be part of the built environment – saw the need for a space to network and build community. Unofficially, Build Out Alliance was established in 2017. It was granted official non-profit status in 2018. Since then, founding members have done their part to spread… more