NIBS and the American Institute of Architects define resiliency as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Between the pandemic and a growing number of catastrophic natural disasters, the built environment is at the forefront. Disasters are expensive, but most destruction can be prevented with cost-effective mitigation and advanced planning. New and existing practices must be developed or changed through research, advocacy, and education. A special focus will be placed on ensuring the resilience of the nation’s building stock, covering topics in the built environment relating to resilience due to climate change, natural hazard risks, and sustainability efforts.
New and advanced technologies rapidly are developed and deployed across the building industry, with major potential shifts in how the industry conducts day-to-day business. In addition to research and development into new technologies, the industry must be prepared for how these technologies will be adopted and utilized. NIBS is working to prepare the industry for new opportunities, as well as promote advanced, efficient, and safe structures. Building Innovation 2022 will showcase these advanced technologies and practices and highlight how the industry can best prepare for their adoption and deployment.
BUILDING PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Performance and sustainability are critical components of a structure. A sound technical and economic foundation will aid optimum energy efficiency in the design, construction, operation, and modification of new and existing buildings. BI2022 will tackle improved coordination of these building components, ultimately leading to improved building performance and sustainability.