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Since the beginning of the pandemic, building enclosures have received closer scrutiny, with everyone from consumers to building professionals to local and federal government, wanting to know more about their technologies and performance. Recently, the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (… more
Robert Ivy
EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA, announced on May 3 that he will retire at the end of 2021 after a decade of service in the top spot of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A “renaissance man” with a broad range of interests and acumens, Robert has distinguished himself as a master communicator using built form or English… more
#ThisIsNIBS: Anne Ellis, Executive Director, Charles Pankow Foundation
The National Institute of Building Sciences has launched a membership campaign to raise awareness, recruit new members, and engage members who long have supported our mission and success. #ThisIsNIBS features testimonial videos by members, sharing their favorite part of being in our community. This week, we spoke with Anne Ellis, Executive… more
Resilience 2021: How to Stay Safe as Lockdowns Lift and Buildings Reopen
Because of COVID-19, many buildings have sat empty for the better part of a year, and there are possible health risks tied to the return of these unoccupied spaces. On April 20, 2021, the National Institute of Building Sciences hosted a panel of experts to discuss how the building industry must recalibrate and adjust to a post-pandemic world. The… more
Resilience 2021: For Every $1 Spent on a Resilient Runway at PDX, Oregon Will Save $50.
In light of a White House Administration focused on improving infrastructure, Portland has taken on its own analysis to review the value of mitigation investment. A National Institute of Building Sciences study has found that a seismically resilient runway to serve Portland International Airport (PDX) ultimately would save $50 for every $1 spent… more