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Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted
Technology is a means to an end, not the end itself, said Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted. Matthews, a dual-citizen of the U.S. and Nigeria, kicked off the first day of Building Innovation 2021, sharing personal experiences that led to her success as an entrepreneur and inventor. Years ago, Matthews created the Soccket, an energy-harnessing… more
BETEC, BECs Explore ENGAGE Information Exchange, Building Science Education, Strengthening Local and National Communities
Representatives from the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and its local component Building Enclosure Councils (BECs) assembled via Zoom for their annual meeting on September 21.  Under the leadership of BETEC President Stephen Shanks, the group explored the new NIBS communications platform, ENGAGE and exchanged ideas… more
Resilience 2021: The Importance of Seismic Functional Recovery and Community Resilience in the Built Environment
Nearly half of the U.S. population resides in portions of 42 states that are at risk of experiencing a damaging earthquake within the next 50 years. That’s according to the NIST-FEMA Special Publication (FEMA P-2090/NIST SP-1254), Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time… more
Women Executives in Building – When “Being the Only” is Its Own Superpower
Initially, Michelle Buczkowski considered “being the only” an isolating place. Buczkowski, vice president of talent management with 84 Lumber, shared during the virtual leadership meeting of the Women Executives in Building on August 31, that many times she felt like the youngest – and only – woman in a room. “For a while I saw ‘being the only’… more
NBIMS v4 Survey Respondents Want an Accessible and Easy-to-Reference Standard
The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Information Management (BIM) Council has released the results of its NBIMS v4 Publishing and Formatting Survey. The survey was distributed to NIBS members and the general public during the month of June 2021. The main takeaway: Respondents want a National BIM Standard that will be easy to use… more