The Consultative Council assembles high-level building community representatives to make recommendations directly to the executive and legislative branches of government to improve our nation's buildings and infrastructure.
Each year, the Consultative Council publishes the Moving Forward Report to investigate key issues, offering solutions to overcoming these challenges. The 2022 Moving Forward Report looks closely at the relationship between the climate emergency and the built environment, charting a path toward decarbonization of U.S. buildings.
Convening Thought Leaders
To bring together industry leaders and experts from across the built environment to improve our nation's infrastructure and buildings
To assemble experts who identify key issues they believe will be facing the industry in the year ahead
To develop and publish a yearly report that offers solutions to key challenges the built environment faces
The council provides a forum for regular interaction and discussion among key organizations. These organizations represent consumers, architects, engineers, government officials, contractors, researchers, and housing officials.
Executive Vice President & CEO, IIBEC
Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE
Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers
Board of Directors Liaison
Deputy, SVP, Technical Services, International Code Council
Kyle Barry, PMP
Director, Technical Solutions, National Institute of Building Sciences
Director, Governance & Special Programs, National Institute of Building Sciences
- In December 2020, the National Institute of Building Services (NIBS) held a social equity roundtable with more than two dozen organizations representing the built environment. This conversation…View ( ; 93 pgs)
- Each year, the Consultative Council publishes the Moving Forward Report to investigate key challenges facing the building industry and to make recommendations to policymakers to help overcome those…View ( ; 32 pgs)
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- The National Institute of Building Sciences is authorized by the U.S. Congress to serve the public interest as the essential forum for discussing issues and identifying opportunities within the…View ( ; 8 pgs)
- In December 2020, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) held a social equity roundtable with over two dozen organizations representing the built environment. This conversation resulted…View ( ; 52 pgs)
- NIBS serves as the unbiased forum for discussing issues and identifying opportunities within the building community. The NIBS Consultative Council assembles high-level building community…View ( ; 6 pgs)
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- When adopted by jurisdictions, codes and standards represent the community’s expectations for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. Such codes and standards are developed…
- Fresh water is a finite, essential resource. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that 36 states expect to experience local, regional or statewide water shortages by 20131. As the population…
Housing Affordability Hearing
During this hearing hosted by the NIBS Consultative Council, attendees will question the causes of and shape solutions to the housing affordability crisis in America. The hearing is open to the public with an option to attend virtually or in-person. NIBS will publish a report of hearing events and key findings in early 2024.
Infrastructure 2022 Webinar Series
Infrastructure continues to be one of the biggest topics through recent policy changes, media coverage, and the passed legislation
COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series
Bringing America back to work and restarting the economy will take planning and vision. Any movement in the direction toward reentering and repopulating buildings, businesses, and transportation systems must follow the health and safety guidelines set forth by science and data, the federal government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization. To meet this challenge, the Consultative Council sponsored a series of COVID-19 virtual town halls.
Should you have any additional questions about the Consultative Council or would like to know more about the council's activities, please contact:
Kyle Barry, PMP
Director, Technical Solutions
National Institute of Building Sciences