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Add to Calendar 09/27/2021 09:00 AM 09/29/2021 05:00 PM America/New_York NIBS Building Innovation 2021: Virtual Edition

There is no other place where everyone who impacts the built environment comes together to find solutions. This year, BI2021 is even bigger. Anyone within the building industry is invited to attend. Sessions will cover a spectrum of developments in the areas of workplace, technology, resilience, and the challenges that COVID-19 brings to the built environment.

Virtual Meeting
There is no other place where everyone who impacts the built environment comes together to find solutions.
Add to Calendar 11/17/2022 12:00 PM 11/17/2022 01:00 PM America/New_York Design for Resilience and Sustainability with Precast Concrete

This course will discuss considerations for the holistic design and construction of durable, long-lasting structures that are sustainable, safe and resilient. A building's primary goal is to protect the lives, lifestyles and livelihoods of its occupants. Precast concrete has numerous qualities that can help buildings perform efficiently and offer occupants and communities healthy, flexible and useful spaces that can be effectively utilized over many years. Attendees will have the chance to see and hear case studies of projects that used precast concrete for durability, resilience, and sustainability, and examine important qualities and attributes to consider when specifying the material.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the concepts of resilience and sustainability with a focus on holistic design and long-term, lifecycle performance.
  2. Analyze how material choices made impact the safety and wellbeing of occupants over the life of the building and future design concepts.
  3. Explore opportunities where sustainability, resilience, durability and efficiency intersect.
  4. Identify how precast, prestressed concrete can contribute to designs that are sustainable, efficient, durable and resilient enough to protect the lives, livelihoods and lifestyles of occupants and communities.
  5. Examine case studies of sustainable, resilient and safe projects that effectively utilized precast concrete to achieve their goals.
Virtual Training
Add to Calendar 09/05/2023 08:00 AM 09/07/2023 06:00 PM America/New_York Building Innovation 2023

There's no other event that brings together this unique set of individuals – government agencies, contractors, the private sector, architects, scientists and more – to improve the built environment. The conference will cover four topic areas in the built environment with expert-led sessions. Earn AIA LU credits, ICC credits, and certificates of attendance for conference attendance. Topics include:


NIBS and the American Institute of Architects define resiliency as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Between the pandemic and a growing number of catastrophic natural disasters, the built environment is at the forefront. Disasters are expensive, but most destruction can be prevented with cost-effective mitigation and advanced planning. New and existing practices must be developed or changed through research, advocacy, and education. A special focus will be placed on ensuring the resilience of the nation’s building stock, covering topics in the built environment relating to resilience due to climate change, natural hazard risks, and sustainability efforts. 


New and advanced technologies rapidly are developed and deployed across the building industry, with major potential shifts in how the industry conducts day-to-day business. In addition to research and development into new technologies, the industry must be prepared for how these technologies will be adopted and utilized. NIBS is working to prepare the industry for new opportunities, as well as promote advanced, efficient, and safe structures. Building Innovation 2023 will showcase these advanced technologies and practices and highlight how the industry can best prepare for their adoption and deployment.


Performance and sustainability are critical components of a structure. A sound technical and economic foundation will aid optimum energy efficiency in the design, construction, operation, and modification of new and existing buildings. BI2023 will tackle improved coordination of these building components, ultimately leading to improved building performance and sustainability.


The built environment workforce is evolving. While half of the workforce has been part of the industry for 20+ years, according to a study by NIBS, newcomers to this field are committed to growing diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging. At Building Innovation 2023, attendees will learn more about social equity in the workplace and the future of the built environment workforce.

Washington, DC
Washington, DC
There is no other place where everyone who impacts the built environment comes together to find solutions.
Add to Calendar 09/26/2023 09:00 AM 09/29/2023 05:00 PM America/New_York Green Build 2023

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.

Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.