Building Innovation 2018 Conference & Expo - Why Attend

Building Innovation 2018 Conference & Expo

Why Attend?

Looking for a good reason to register to attend Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo scheduled for January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.? There are plenty of reasons to be there where Science meets Design®. During this annual event, building industry professionals will gather to explore strategies that Sustain. Strengthen. Secure. Building Innovation 2018 is the one place to be as representatives from the entire building community take part in sharing ideas, learning from industry leaders and playing an active role in creating solutions for the built environment.

For four days, attendees can connect with colleagues, hear about and see some of the latest advancements in innovative products and tools, and get a jump start on earning valuable continuing education units from both the American Institute of Architects and the International Code Council.

And if that’s not enough, here are 18 more reasons to register to attend Building Innovation 2018.

At Building Innovation 2018, you can . . .

  1. Understand how making infrastructure more resilient will play a major role in securing the nation’s communities in the future. (Opening Keynote Breakfast)
  2. Learn how the new U.S. Embassy in London addressed complex requirements for sustainability and security while striving for design excellence. (Plenary Keynote Lunch)
  3. Discuss the challenges and opportunities to update and enhance the existing building stock through effective application of existing building codes. (Session TU3B)
  4. Explore the emergence of mass-timber and tall wood buildings and how they are meeting contemporary challenges. (Session TU4A)
  5. Discover how codes, standards and other guidance are evolving to address the risks and vulnerabilities presented by a changing climate. (Session TH2A)
  6. Gain insight into some strategies being deployed to improve the energy performance of buildings. (Session TU4B)
  7. Understand the importance of the building enclosure in meeting performance goals and how a few iconic projects delivered outstanding results. (Session WE1B)
  8. Learn how emerging technologies including blockchain, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3-D printing and other innovations are influencing the built environment now and into the future. (Sessions WE1A, WE2A and TH2B)
  9. View case studies on how two organizations, the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Landscape Architects, transformed their existing headquarters to reflect their values around sustainability and health. (Sessions WE3B and TH4A)
  10. Explore the intersection of sustainability and resilience and how current and emerging tools facilitate the ability to address these dual priorities. (Sessions TU2A and TU3A)
  11. Learn how building information modeling (BIM) and other data-centered tools can help building owners realize efficiencies across the building life cycle, from design and construction through operations. (Sessions TU2B and WE4A)
  12. Understand how early consideration of facility management needs can improve the long-term operations of facilities. (Session WE3A)
  13. Explore innovative approaches to designing structures to resist the impacts of explosions and earthquakes. (Session TH4B)
  14. Hear about current research examining financial and professional risk associated with green buildings and improvements in operational performance. (Session WE4B)
  15. Learn about the important roles air barriers and commissioning play in meeting building performance goals. (Session WE2B)
  16. Examine the skills and knowledge required of the buildings workforce to attain high-performance buildings that achieve operational performance and address emerging risks. (Session TH3A)
  17. Gain insights on how post-occupancy evaluations (POEs) are driving improvements in the quality, access and affordability of healthcare facilities. (Session TH3B)
  18. Engage with other industry professionals in shaping the work of the Institute’s Councils including the National Council on Building Codes and Standards, Multihazard Mitigation Council, buildingSMART alliance and Off-Site Construction Council.

View the full Conference schedule.

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