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Reports
Financing Energy-Efficiency and Renewable-Energy Projects
In this report, the Institute’s Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) examines the current and potential roles of…
Developing Pre-Disaster Resilience Based on Public and Private Incentivization
This white paper, released by the Institute’s Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) and Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (…
Off-Site Studies: Solid Timber Construction
Solid timber construction (STC) refers to different types of massive wood planar or frame elements used for walls, floors, roofs,…
Building Offsite an Introduction
The following document is an introduction to Building Offsite. Funded by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). The…
A Business Process Engineering Approach to Managing Security and Resilience of Lifeline Infrastructures
The National Institute of Building Sciences project team undertook the present project to operationalize the NIPP 2013 framework into…
Report of the Results of the 2014 Off-Site Construction Industry Survey
In 2014, the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council set out to get an understanding of how the…
Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment
Low vision is characterized by vision that is no longer correctable by glasses, contact lens, surgery, or medication. Low vision is…
Raising the Profile, Filling the Gaps: Report from a Town Hall Meeting on the Future of Code Officials
This report, released by the International Code Council (ICC), summarizes the findings of a Town Hall Meeting held during the 2014 ICC…
Off-site Construction Education: results of a survey of prefabrication in design and construction academics
Ryan E. Smith Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences, O-site…
Financing Small Commercial Building Energy Performance Upgrades: Challenges and Opportunities
In this report, the Institute’s Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) issued findings and recommendations on the…