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National Institute of Building Sciences Offers COVID-19 Resource Portal for the Built Environment

Wednesday, April 8, 2020  
Posted by: Christine Cube,
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The portal includes up-to-date information on industry developments, financial assistance, webinars and continuing education


(WASHINGTON, DC, April 6, 2020) – The National Institute of Building Sciences today launches a new portal, that’s aimed at answering questions around COVID-19, to serve the building industry.

The Building Industry COVID-19 Resource Hub is housed on the Whole Building Design Guide site. Coronavirus-related updates include recent developments, financial assistance information, webinars and events, continuing education, and other impacts of the coronavirus on the building sector. The hub regularly will be updated as new information becomes available.

“This is a centralized collection of information about how the building industry is addressing COVID-19,” said Lakisha A. Woods, President & CEO of NIBS. “There are so many questions out there, and we wanted to put together a living compendium of cross-disciplinary resources. We’re looking at the whole of the industry and not leaving any stone unturned.”

The NIBS project management team is personally curating the site. Individuals, organizations, or firms that wish to submit a news item can do so on the Whole Building Design Guide website,

WBDG is the largest repository of building information. It’s a comprehensive, web-based portal to a range of federal- and private-sector building-related guidance criteria and technology. It links information across professional disciplines to encourage integrated thinking and “whole building” performance. WBDG features a library of more than 12,000 design criteria, construction documents, and executable programs from federal and private organizations.


About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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