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National Institute of Building Sciences

TO SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY ADVANCING BUILDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

The National Institute of Building Sciences is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports advances in building science and technology. It was established by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. Congress recognized the need for an organization to serve as an interface between government and the private sector – one that serves as a resource to those who plan, design, procure, construct, use, operate, maintain, renovate, and retire physical facilities.

The National Institute of Building Sciences brings together experts from throughout the building industry, design, architecture, construction, and government. It leads conversations to ensure our buildings and communities remain safe, and works to seek consensus solutions to mutual problems of concern.

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