BI2021 takes place September 27-29, 2021. The NIBS annual meeting allows everyone who impacts the built environment to discuss challenges and find solutions. In addition to technology, BI2021 will include two other tracks: workplace and resilience.

“Technology is a huge part of Building Innovation,” said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “This is where the building industry comes to learn about new technology, trends, and best practices. These sessions will carry the built environment to new levels of safety, efficiency and sustainability.”

Technology session highlights include:

  • Data Driven Collaboration at the Department of State – Lauren Frank, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations; Andy Blackmore, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations; Roger Grant, NIBS; and Kimon Onuma, Onuma, Inc.
  • The Story of BIM and the New World of Digital Construction – Andrew Butterfield and Anne-Marie Pizzitelli, BSI Group Inc.
  • Applying Artificial Intelligence to Buildings with Imperfect Data – Emily Wendel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • An Overview of 4D BIM Construction Sequencing: The Reality and The Potential – Marjan Sadeghi, VIATechnik LLC
  • Delivering Value: How a Collaborative and Strategic Approach to Off-Site Construction Supports Better Building – Laurie Robert, Modular Building Professional; John Buongiorno, Axis Construction; Jason Bucheit; and Aundre Oldacre, AoRa Development
  • Advantages of Using 3D Printed Forms for a Precast Concrete Project – Mo Wright, Gate Precast Co., and Diana Hun, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • The Rapidly Accelerating Housing Shortage and Modular Building Solution – Amit Haller, Veev Group, Inc.
  • Off-Site Construction: Addressing Common Community and Building Industry Challenges – Tom Hardiman, Modular Building Institute; Ryan Colker, International Code Council; and Jeffrey Brown, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Keynote speakers will include Renee Cheng, Dean, University of Washington College of Built Environments; Edward Mazria, FAIA, Founder & CEO, Architecture 2030; Daniel Kaniewski, Managing Director, Public Sector, Marsh McLennan Advantage; Jamie Gentoso, P.E., MBA, Global Head of Solutions & Products Business Unit, Holcim; and Thomas W. Smith, III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Members of the media are invited to attend Building Innovation 2021. Please reach out to for more information.