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Building Innovation 2020 Resilience Sessions to Cover Zero Energy, Housing Affordability

The annual meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences takes place August 18-19

(WASHINGTON, DC, July 20, 2020) – Resilience is a national issue.

Natural disasters like wildfires and floods are only increasing in frequency and volume, costing the U.S. an average of $100 billion annually. This is part of the reason building resilience will be prominently featured during Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition.

The annual meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences takes place August 18-19.

“Building resilience is critical,” says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “From COVID-19 to climate change-related disasters increasing in frequency and regularity, the built environment must be safe, sustainable and resilient. Our communities and cities must be able to handle extreme circumstances.”

The resilience keynote will be delivered by Billie Faircloth, Partner with KieranTimberlake. In How We See Now, Faircloth will discuss resilience through the daily actions and diverse projects of KieranTimberlake.

Other BI2020 resilience sessions include:

Building Innovation is a premiere event and brings together architects, engineers, code officials, manufacturers, innovators, public and private sector representatives, officials from building and construction, and local, state and government leaders. It will cover topics like technology, building performance, design, mitigation, green jobs, workforce development, and the challenges that COVID-19 brings to the built environment.

The event presenting sponsor is the International Code Council.

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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