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BI2021 Resilience Sessions to Cover Infrastructure, Building Codes, Climate Injustice and Sustainability

The NIBS virtual meeting will feature nearly 30 sessions over three days

(WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2021) – Resilience will take on many forms during the Building Innovation 2021: Virtual Edition meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

BI2021 takes place September 27-29, 2021. The NIBS annual meeting allows everyone who impacts the built environment to discuss challenges and find solutions. In addition to resilience, BI2021 will include two other tracks: workplace and technology.

“Resiliency is what we all strive for in the built environment,” said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “BI2021 attendees will have a front row seat to innovative solutions around resilience, health and sustainability.”

Resilience session highlights include:

Building Innovation keynote speakers will include Renee Cheng, Dean, University of Washington College of Built Environments; Edward Mazria, FAIA, Founder & CEO, Architecture 2030; Daniel Kaniewski, Managing Director, Public Sector, Marsh McLennan Advantage; Jamie Gentoso, P.E., MBA, Global Head of Solutions & Products Business Unit, Holcim; and Thomas W. Smith, III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers.

BI2021 conference registration includes access to all keynotes and educational programming. Registration is free for members of the National Institute of Building Sciences. View more information about Building Innovation 2021.

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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