- Councils & Projects
Collaboration is the foundation of NIBS. The organization brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, and labor and consumer interests to identify and find solutions to the challenges in the places we live, work and play. Members are invited to have a seat at the table where these discussions take place. Below are networking opportunities that facilitate collaboration among members:
Join a council! NIBS has a variety of councils and programs that focus on broad-based and specialized building process issues. These councils are vital components of the organization, advising on key aspects of NIBS' technical programs. Each council is governed by a voluntary board of direction comprised of nationally recognized leaders in appropriate disciplines. Learn more about NIBS councils.
Building Innovation 2020: There's no other event that brings together this unique set of individuals to improve the built environment. Listen to experts, follow collaborative sessions, and enjoy networking events with peers. Each day will conclude with an expert-led session that will discuss topics from the day. Learn more at buildinginnovation.org.
Roundtable Discussions (Coming soon): Each year, the NIBS board of directors will select two special interest topics to convene industry experts to discuss challenges and explore solutions related to each topic. Stay tuned for more information.
NIBS Engage (Coming Soon)
Participate in in-depth discussions and receive feedback and resources from industry peers through this new, online platform. Topics will be organized in special-interest categories, and members can explore trending topics from the NIBS community to network and connect.
WBDG Whole Building Design Guide
The Whole Building Design Guide® is the largest collection of education resources on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective. NIBS hosts a number of online education and training opportunities on its WBDG website. Members can select from a variety of courses, sessions and webinars to earn continuing education units from various education providers.
The annual Building Innovation Conference & Expo features 3 days of education sessions. Many of these sessions will count towards continuing education units from various education providers, such as ICC and AIA. Members receive a discount on conference registration and are invited to join in these collaborative discussions. Learn more about the conference programming.