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August 25 BSSC Webinar Will Look at Seismic Design of Masonry

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host the sixth webinar in its 2017 series sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The free webinar, “Seismic Design of Masonry with the 2015 NEHRP Provisions,” will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET (11:00 am to 12:00 pm PT).

The BSSC webinar series highlights the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, as well as its supporting materials, FEMA P-1051 Design Examples and FEMA P-1052 Training Materials.

Institute to Unveil Mitigation Saves Interim Report during Building Innovation 2018

The National Institute of Building Sciences will unveil the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report at a presentation luncheon Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, during Building Innovation 2018 Conference & Expo. The report, which highlights the significant savings that result from implementing mitigation strategies in terms of safety, and the prevention of property loss and disruption of day-to-day life, builds on the well-known 2005 report of the same name.

Natural hazards present significant risks to many communities across the United States. Fortunately, there are measures governments, building owners, developers, tenants and others can take to reduce the impacts of such events. The Mitigation Saves project team looked at the benefits of two mitigation strategies: designing new buildings to exceed select requirements of the 2015 International Codes and 23 years of federal mitigation grants. During the lunch presentation, the panel of speakers will reveal the initial findings of the multi-year, multi-dimensional research project.

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National Institute of Building Sciences Issues New Report on the Value of Mitigation

Today, the National Institute of Building Sciences issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, more than a decade after releasing its original report on the same topic and only days after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared 2017 the costliest year on record for weather and climate disasters.

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National Institute of Building Sciences Issues Second Report on the Value of Mitigation

Today, the National Institute of Building Sciences issued its latest report in a multi-year study on natural hazard mitigation. The second in a series of interim results, Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: Utilities and Transportation Infrastructure examines the potential benefits associated with investing in mitigation for select utility and transportation infrastructure.

Natural hazards present significant risks to many communities across the United States. Fortunately, there are measures governments, building owners, developers, tenants and others can take to reduce the impacts of such events. These measures—commonly called mitigation—can result in significant savings in terms of safety, and prevent property loss and disruption of day-to-day life.

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Happy Holidays from Team NIBS!

We want to take this moment to thank you for following and supporting the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The greater built environment is critical to our work to ensure the nation remains healthy, resilient, sustainable, and prepared.

This year, we developed a new three-year strategic plan to guide the organization. Our goals are simple: climate adaptation and mitigation, transformational building sciences and technology, industry development and diversification, and visibility and recognition.

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CFIRE and Partners Kick Off Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0

The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council (MMC) Committee on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) held its Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0 kickoff meeting with project partners this month.

Nearly two dozen industry officials participated in the meeting to discuss collaboration and next steps.

“We’re ready to take this to the next level,” said Daniel Kaniewski, Managing Director, Public Sector with Marsh McLennan and CFIRE Chair.

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CFIRE Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0
CFIRE Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0

Project Description

Stemming from extensive mitigation research, the National Institute of Building Sciences is working with Fannie Mae to develop a roadmap on mitigation investment to help Americans and the nation’s built environment prepare for and better respond to the devastating effects of climate change.

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Strengthening Infrastructure: Mitigating the Climate Crisis

Feb 4, 2023   |   10:33 PM – 10:33 PM ET
This session of the Infrastructure 2022 webinar series will highlight disaster preparation projects to address worsening natural disasters. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is the largest-ever federal investment in climate change.

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