Building Innovation 2016 Offers 41 Continuing Education Units
Select from 8 Different Events to Satisfy Education Requirements
Attend Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fourth Annual Conference & Expo and check professional education requirements off the top of your 2016 “to-do” list. The Institute’s Annual Conference, to be held January 11-15, in Metro Washington, D.C., is a great way to earn continuing education units (CEUs) while hearing from speakers who are experts in their fields. With the theme Achieving a Resilient Future, Building Innovation 2016 offers a number of educational sessions that give attendees the opportunity to select from a total of 41.25 Learning Units (LUs) from the American Institute of Architects. View the Building Innovation 2016 events with CEUs.
There are other opportunities to hear from industry leaders and mingle at networking events. And be sure to attend the Institute’s board, council and committee meetings to get an insider’s view of the Institute in action and discover how you can get involved in developing solutions to improve the built environment. View the detailed schedule of events.
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Building Innovation 2016 Schedule of Events
Monday, January 11
Tuesday, January 12
Wednesday, January 13
Thursday, January 14
Friday, January 15
RICS to Mobilize to Reduce Impact of Buildings on the Climate
RICS working with NIBS to promote high-performing public buildings
On December 3, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) joined governments, building and construction organizations and funding agencies to launch the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. The Alliance is a worldwide building-sector network backed by the governments of France, Germany, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Cameroon, amongst others. The Alliance, which is a joint initiative between the French Government, as host of COP21, and the UN’s Environment Programme, launched at the first-ever United Nations (UN) Buildings Day, held December 7-8 during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) global climate conference.
In the United States, RICS is collaborating with the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to explore how Public-Private Partnerships (P3) could help promote the construction of high-performing buildings. The two organizations see this as a way to both encourage public-private partnerships and reduce carbon emissions from public-sector buildings. Working with NIBS, RICS hopes to encourage the public sector to partner with the private sector to construct high-performing buildings. Using P3s to encourage not only design and construction of high-performing buildings, but also place greater emphasis on operations and maintenance (O&M) performance and efficiency, could promote sustainability and carbon reduction over a building’s entire life cycle. Read the full release.
LVDC Says Goodbye to Committee Member, Philanthropist
Robert Nathan Mayer, PhD, founder and president of the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation and one of the founding members of the National Institute of Building Sciences Low Vision Design Committee, passed away on December 4. “The Institute has lost not only a generous contributor, but also a caring, actively involved committee member,” said Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA. “Rob worked with us on the front lines of our four-year effort to create design guidelines for supportive environments for people with low vision, and, more recently, to turn those guidelines into a building standard. We will all miss him and his thoughtful guidance a great deal.” The Institute will honor Rob posthumously at its banquet on January 14, 2016, during its annual conference. Read more about Robert Mayer.
Mark the Calendar Now: The Second Annual BSSC Colloquium Takes Place March 8 in California
Plan to join the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) to find out about the latest on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures and Project 17, Development of Next-Generation Seismic Maps, when the BSSC presents its Second Annual BSSC Colloquium, “Seismic Design Update 2016: An Interactive Exploration of the 2020 NEHRP Provisions and Project 17 Issues.” The BSSC Colloquium will be held 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT, March 8, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel – Waterfront, in Burlingame, California, located some five miles south of the San Francisco International Airport.
Earn continuing education units (CEUs) while learning the latest about Project 17, as well as issues for the upcoming development of the NEHRP 2020 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. The afternoon session will include a workshop to garner public input on issues for the 2020 NEHRP provisions. Read the release.
See the 2015 SBIC Beyond Green™ Award Winners and the Winning Projects
Be there to honor the winners of the 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) will recognize the 2015 winners on Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, at the Beyond Green™ Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society, held during Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fourth Annual Conference and Expo. Witness the winners as they accept their awards, hear them highlight their projects and congratulate them on their success.
The Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards program highlights those initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance planning, design, construction and operations processes. Find out who the winners are.