The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) appointed Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer of the International Code Council, to a three-year term as a member of its Board of Directors. Sims was formally seated at the conclusion of the board’s January 7, 2019, meeting in Washington, D.C., held in conjunction with Building Innovation 2019, NIBS’s Seventh Annual Conference and Expo.

NIBS was established by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to bring the public and private sector together to advance the built environment. Under its enabling legislation, NIBS provides an annual report to the U.S. President and Congress outlining important issues before the building industry.

Sims has served as CEO of the Code Council since 2012, during which time he has led overall activities and overseen the financial performance of the association and its five subsidiaries. Prior to his work with the Code Council, Sims was CEO of the Southern Building Code Congress International. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Palm Beach County, Florida, Planning, Zoning and Building Department. Sims also serves on the board of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.

As a convener of the U.S. building industry — bringing together thought leaders, implementers and influencers — NIBS and the Code Council have collaborated on numerous projects throughout the decades to improve the safety and resilience of U.S. communities. A Sustaining Organization Member of NIBS, Code Council representatives are involved in a range of NIBS councils and committees.

“I want to thank the National Institute of Building Sciences for all of the vitally important work that they do, and for allowing me the opportunity to serve on their board,” said Sims. “All of us at the Code Council are very much looking forward to continued close engagement with NIBS.”

To learn more about the 2019 NIBS Board of Directors, click here.