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Built Environment CEOs Sign Diversity Commitment

Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS, said this commitment ensures real and equitable change will take place for employees and employers throughout the building industry.

“The built environment workforce is facing shortages and improving DEI is the best solution,” said Woods. “These specific actions will help develop a diverse leadership pipeline.”

Building Innovation Podcast

Every year, NIBS recognizes built environment professionals – thought leaders, change-makers, and innovators – folks who are getting things done and their work and projects support the industry in big ways.

For the newest episode of the Building Innovation Podcast, we caught up with some of the award recipients from 2023.

We spoke with the following award recipients:

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NIBS Named Among 2023 Top-Rated Nonprofits

By Christine Cube

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude.

Recently, the National Institute of Building Sciences received a first-time award – 2023 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.

To achieve this, we needed the support of our community to speak on our behalf about the work and service we provide to the built environment. Thank you to all who contributed their words.

Here are some of the testimonials:

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Build Out Alliance Gives LGBTQ+ Community a Place in the Industry

June’s Pride Month honors and celebrates the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) rights and culture.

Since 2017, Build Out Alliance has pursued its mission to promote and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community within the building design and construction industry. Build Out Alliance President Andrew Torres, a licensed architect, said there were few groups for LGBTQ+ people in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professions at the time.

“Build Out Alliance grew out of a need for representation and support,” he said.

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