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Senate Confirms Haahs to Institute Board

Monday, August 5, 2013  
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The United States Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s final nominee to the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors. Last year, the President announced his intent to nominate Timothy Hyungrock Haahs, PE, AIA, to the Institute’s Board. On August 1, the Senate unanimously consented to Haahs’s nomination.

Haahs, who was nominated last December 6, is president and chief executive officer of Timothy Haahs & Associates, an engineering and architectural design firm headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, which he founded in 1994. He serves on both the Advisory Committee for the Philadelphia Urban Land Institute and the Board of Directors of the International Parking Institute. Haahs is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In 2010, Mr. Haahs presented to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on the global challenge of traffic and parking, infrastructure and sustainable development. In 2011, he was named ASCE’s Philadelphia Engineer of the Year and received the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Haahs received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His term on the Board expires September 7, 2014.

Haahs joins five other confirmed presidential nominees on the Board: James "Tim” Ryan, CBO; Mary B. Verner; Susan A. Maxman, FAIA; and James Timberlake, FAIA, who were all confirmed in June 2012, and Joseph Byrne Donovan, who was confirmed in January of this year.

The Institute Board is comprised of 21 members. Six members are appointed by the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to represent the public interest. The remaining 15 members are elected and can represent either public interest or industry voices.

This is the first time in more than half a decade that none of the seats are vacant and all of the Presidential appointments on the Institute's Board are up to date.

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