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Rack Up the Credits, Check Out the Keynotes

Thursday, December 20, 2012  
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Kick off 2013 right by tackling that professional education "to-do” list while it’s still fresh on your mind.

Building Innovation 2013 — the National Institute of Building Sciences Conference & Expo, is a great way to earn continuing education units (CEUs) while hearing speakers who are experts in their fields. Scheduled for January 7-11, 2013, at the Marriott Washington at Metro Center in Washington, D.C., Building Innovation 2013 offers a wide range of educational sessions that give attendees the opportunity to potentially earn more than 40 learning units from the American Institute of Architects.


Building Innovation 2013 Symposia with CEUs include:


Keynote Speakers:

And don’t miss your chance to hear first-hand keynote presentations from these industry leaders:

Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP
Architect of the Capitol and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Ayers will discuss how the fenestration work being done on the Capitol Complex has influenced the preservation of the historic buildings that house the United States Government’s leadership. In particular, he will touch on the challenges his team faced to achieve the preservation of historical elements while increasing the performance aspects of building envelopes. (Lunch Keynote: Monday, January 7)

David L. Miller
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mr. Miller will address the need to incorporate mitigation measures into the design and construction of new buildings and the importance of retrofitting existing buildings to address potential hazards. He will discuss a number of major disasters that have occurred in recent years, most recently Hurricane Sandy, and the role the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration plays to reduce future losses. (Lunch Keynote: Tuesday, January 8)

Robert A. Ivy, FAIA
Executive Vice President and CEO
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Mr. Ivy will highlight a number of joint activities between AIA and the National Institute of Building Sciences, among them the AIA/NIBS Building Research Council and a new resource tool, called the Building Research Information Knowledgebase ("BRIK”), on which NIBS and the AIA are partnering. (Lunch Keynote: Wednesday, January 9)

Dorothy Robyn
Commissioner, Public Buildings Service
U.S. General Services Administration

Dr. Robyn will discuss her role leading the Public Buildings Service, the agency responsible for providing a safe, comfortable work environment for more than one million federal employees. She will address how recent advances in building science can make buildings more high performing while reducing overhead costs. (Award Banquet Keynote: Wednesday, January 9)


Register today and get it done!

In the second week of January, you’ll have the opportunity to fulfill your continuing education quota for the year, while hearing expert speakers and mingling with industry colleagues. Not an architect? The Institute can provide you a certificate of attendance to file CEUs to your accrediting organization.

To see a full list of speakers, symposia, social activities and CEUs available, visit Don’t miss the chance to check CEUs off your 2013 "to-do” list!





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