National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States. Authorized by the U.S. Congress, the Institute provides an authoritative source and a unique opportunity for free and candid discussion among private and public sectors within the built environment. The Institute's mission to serve the public interest is accomplished by supporting advances in building sciences and technologies for the purpose of improving the performance of our nation's buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources. For more information visit

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort descending
BIM as a Risk Management Tool: Creating As-built Models for Municipal Management Jay McBride, construction manager, Robert Steffen, PhD, PE, Western Carolina University, Doug Kinard, Western Carolina University Apr 01, 2011
The Unmistakable Benefits of BIM Enhanced With PIM Bob Batcheler, Vice President of Industry Marketing, Newforma, Allen Preger, Chief Product Officer, Newforma Apr 01, 2011
BIM Return on Investment: A Case Study Brittany Giel, PhD candidate, The University of Florida, Raja R.A. Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., Professor, The University of Florida Apr 01, 2011
BIM for Facility Management: Design for Maintenance Strategy Birgitta Foster, BSME, MBA, SSA/Sandia National Labs Oct 01, 2011
Blast Safety of the Building Envelope Eve HInman, Hinman Consulting Engineers Oct 19, 2011
Advanced and High-Performance Materials Program Mila Kennett (US Department of Homeland Security) Dec 01, 2011
Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Strengthening for Alternative Load Paths to Mitigate Progressive Collapse Vulnerabilities Zachary I. Smith (Fyfe Company), Edward R. Fyfe (Fyfe Company) Dec 01, 2011
Emergent Materials for Security, Energy and the Environment Blaine Brownell (University of Minnesota School of Architecture) Dec 01, 2011
An Advanced Materials Database: A Gateway for Future and Secure Infrastructures Milagros Kennett (US Department of Homelant Security, Mohammed Ettourney (Weidlinger Associates Inc.), Earle Kennett (National Institute of Building Sciences), Bob Payn (db Interactive) Dec 01, 2011
Frost Damage of Roof Tiles in Relatively Warm Areas in Japan: Influence of Surface Finish on Water Penetration Chiemi Iba (Hokkaido Research Organization), Shuichi Hokoi (Kyoto University) Apr 02, 2012