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National Institute of Building Sciences Board Installs New Board Chair and Officers

The board plans to hold a virtual town hall to discuss the needs of the building industry, during this critical time around the coronavirus pandemic

(WASHINGTON, DC, April 6, 2020) – The National Institute of Building Sciences board of directors today voted to approve the installation of 4 new officers. They include:

“The work of our board members is crucial,” says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “We are convening agencies and groups across the building industry to lead discussions about the current and future impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the built environment. We recognize the challenges we face are at every level – local, state, and federal.”

NIBS has 21 board members, six of whom are appointed by the President of the United States.

Hedde says he looks forward to working closely with the NIBS staff, its members, and the dedicated board that surrounds the organization.

“NIBS is an industry icon that brings so many important partners to the table,” Hedde says. “It’s an honor to help lead the organization and the work that it performs on behalf of the nation’s building industry.”

The first order of business will involve a virtual townhall with individuals from different sectors of the built environment to discuss industry needs, as they relate to COVID-19. NIBS particularly would like to focus on maintaining health and safety for the repopulation of commercial workspaces.

The board also plans to approve a new building industry COVID-19 portal to serve members of the public and private sector. Details around this effort will be announced soon.

For more information about the NIBS board of directors, visit

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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