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Millennium Challenge Corporation Seeks School Operations and Maintenance Consultant

December 12, 2019 - 8:20am
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) requires a consultant to provide on-going, intermittent advisory technical support to the MCC Morocco Country Team reviewing deliverables related to the School O&M sub-activity and supporting implementation oversight, as well as providing similar support to other countries as needed.  MCC is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry.  For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov. Quotes from consultants are due on January 6, 2020. View the solicitation on SAM.gov.

Early Bird Registration Opens for Building Innovation 2020 Conference

November 19, 2019 - 10:34am

The annual meeting for the National Institute of Building Sciences will take place April 6-9, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia

 

(WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 19, 2019) ? Registration has opened for the Building Innovation 2020 Conference & Expo, the premiere event for the built environment and annual meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

 

The show attracts a wide array of attendees, including building and construction experts, government officials, contractors, engineers, architects, scientists, and more. A breakdown of past attendees can be found here.

 

?We are reinventing Building Innovation 2020, crafting a unique event that is a solution-focused experience,? says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. ?There is no other place where experts from across the built environment come together to discuss common challenges and how to find solutions. Secure your spot today. We received a 50% increase in submissions during our call for abstracts and are finalizing the list of experts who will speak to our three-day focus on resilience, technology, and workforce.?

 

There are three levels of pricing for BI2020: Early bird member, non-member, and academic/government rates. Attendees also may choose either a full conference ticket or one-day pass. For registration information, visit buildinginnovation.org/pricing.

 

BI2020 takes place April 6-9, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

 

The presenting sponsor for the meeting is the International Code Council. Additional sponsorships are available for companies or organizations looking to be a part of this important event for the built environment. A conference prospectus on sponsorship opportunities is available on buildinginnovation.org.

 

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow  @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

 

International Code Council Secures Title Sponsorship for NIBS Annual Meeting

September 25, 2019 - 4:38pm

Building Innovation 2020 is scheduled for April 6-9 in Arlington, Va.

(WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2019) ? The International Code Council aims to put a big stamp on the Building Innovation 2020 Conference & Expo in April.

The National Institute of Building Sciences recently signed with ICC for the presenting sponsorship of BI2020.

?We?re grateful to the International Code Council for its continued support and commitment to our annual conference,? says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. ?This allows us to do so much for our attendees. We plan to deliver the best conference showcasing innovation in building sciences. This event will focus on resilience, technology and workforce, integrating unique attendee experiences into the content.?

This presenting sponsorship provides ICC with recognition on all print and electronic promotional materials for the conference, reserved tables during the general sessions, and a hospitality suite for meetings with conference attendees.

International Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO, says ?the Code Council remains committed to events that tackle important issues regarding building performance and sustainability.?

?Emerging technologies help the built environment by improving its productivity, efficiency and eco-friendliness,? Sims said. ?We are proud to sponsor the Building Innovation Conference and Expo as it serves as a great opportunity for industry experts and innovators to come together and share new research and best practices.?

Building Innovation 2020 takes place April 6-9, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.

Additional sponsorships are available, for companies or organizations looking to be a part of the only meeting that brings together everyone who impacts the built environment to optimize building performance and find solutions around safety and security. A conference prospectus on sponsorship opportunities is available on the BI2020 site.

 

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

About ICC

The International Code Council provides a wide range of building safety solutions, including product evaluation, accreditation, certification, codification and training. It develops model codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable, and resilient structures.

Bringing Women Executives in Building Together: NIBS to Host Inaugural Event in October

September 9, 2019 - 11:20am

NIBS has invited female leaders from across the built environment to network and discuss industry issues, diversity, and thought leadership

(WASHINGTON, DC, September. 9, 2019) ? The National Institute of Building Sciences is hosting its first annual Women Executives in Building Summit on Oct. 4.

The event is being held at the headquarters of the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C.

Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS, says the concept for the summit was hashed out during a conversation with Andrea Rutledge, President and CEO of the Construction Management Association of America.

?This is an opportunity to bring together the unique and intelligent group of female leaders in the C-suite that represent building industry-related associations,? Woods said. ?This is a very niche group, but it is important for us to come together to learn, share, and grow.?

The NIBS team hand-picked the executives to be invited to the first annual summit.

Already, the response has been incredible, and the plan is to open up the event in 2020 to female business owners and C-suite leaders across the built environment.

 ?I am overwhelmed by the number of RSVPs and even those who have reached out to say they have a meeting conflict, but they want to be at the next event,? Woods said. ?The messages are reinforcing that this was the right idea at the right time, and I?m thankful to my association friends, key members of my leadership network, and an incredible staff team who share my excitement.?

 

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

National Institute of Building Sciences President & CEO Joins U.S. Green Building Council Board

August 26, 2019 - 10:36am

This is the first time the National Institute of Building Sciences has joined the USGBC board of directors

(WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 22, 2019) ? National Institute of Building Sciences President and CEO Lakisha Ann Woods has joined the U.S. Green Building Council board of directors.

Woods joins three other newly-elected board members to the council.

?I?m pleased to have a seat at the table of the U.S. Green Building Council,? says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. ?This is a big opportunity to represent the interests of the greater building community and the government representatives who have charged us with creating the space to find sustainable solutions and to construct safe, affordable housing and commercial structures.?

A spokesperson with USGBC says the National Institute of Building Sciences is a new addition to the board.

?We?ve not had anyone from NIBS serve on our board before, and we?re very excited about the opportunities this presents to forge a stronger relationship between our organizations,? said Jennifer K. Druliner, vice president of governance with USGBC.

In its announcement, USGBC says the new board members were selected for their ?deep expertise and broad experience in business and market development, organizational strategy and innovation, and nonprofit governance, as well as in sustainability and the built environment.?

In addition to Woods, the new board members include Dan McQuade, McQuade Consulting; Karen Weigert, Vice President, Business Strategy and Regional Operations, Slipstream; and Doug Woods, Co-Founder, DPR Construction. The council also just appointed Dr. Aaron Bernstein, associate director with Harvard University?s Center for Health and the Global Environment, as the new board chair.


About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.


About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.