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National Institute of Building Sciences 2020 Conference Moves Online This August

Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition will be a powerfully compact event, focusing on technology, workforce, resilience and COVID-19

(WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2020) – The National Institute of Building Sciences is taking its annual meeting online, with the aim to reach a much broader built environment audience.

Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition will take place Aug. 18-19.

“We have been working around the clock to present the best material for our members and a growing number of attendees, and it became clear Building Innovation needed to move online,” says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “This year, Building Innovation will deliver two days of critically important educational sessions with the top experts in the industry.”

Given the difficulty of the COVID-19 atmosphere, BI2020: Virtual Edition will ensure the utmost safety for everyone.

BI2020 is open to anyone within the building industry. Sessions will cover a spectrum of developments in the areas of workforce, technology, resilience, and the challenges that COVID-19 brings to the built environment.

BI2020 also will feature a “pay what you can” registration fee, ranging from free to a maximum of $395. All registration fees will be used to support the cost of the technology, and the NIBS 501(c)3 non-profit mission to serve the public interest by advancing building science and technology to improve the built environment.

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.

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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