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NIBS Supports Pride Month and Celebrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion All Year Long
At the National Institute of Building Sciences, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We believe in an environment built on respect and dignity. We also believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the foundation of the built environment and greater industry as a whole.  We believe… more
Women Executives in Building: Your Elevator Pitch Needs to Strike a Balance
It turns out there’s a lot riding on a person’s elevator pitch. It’s part marketing, sales pitch, and personal branding. You also can’t go into too much detail, and you’ve only got about 30 seconds to make an impression. “Always tailor your speech to the group,” said Miriam Keith, President of Kayleb Consulting LLC. “Your elevator pitch often is… more
#ThisIsNIBS: Mark Dorsey, CEO, Construction Specifications Institute
We are humbled by the dedication of our members. To celebrate this as well as raise awareness, recruit new members, and engage those who have supported our mission and success, the National Institute of Building Sciences recently launched a membership campaign. #ThisIsNIBS features testimonial videos by members sharing their favorite part about… more
Resilience 2021
Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. According to testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency representative Michael Grimm, flood damage cost approximately $17 billion each year between 2010 and 2018. Rising sea levels and extreme weather could cause $20 billion of flood damage to at-risk U.S.… more
Darrell X. Rounds, Operations Group Manager, General Motors Co.
Darrell Rounds appreciates when he can meet with other professionals from within the building industry. Rounds, Operations Group Manager with General Motors Co. in Detroit, says that’s the best part of being a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences. “[It] puts me in rooms, where I can convene with like-minded individuals who have… more