The National Institute of Building Sciences is rolling out a new periodical today to support its councils and programs. The Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS) consolidates four pre-existing journals of the Institute: the Journal of Building Enclosure Design (JBED) and Journal of Building Information Modeling (JBIM), which were developed by the Institute’s buildingSMART alliance™ and Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), respectively, and distributed bi-annually, and the Journal of Hazard Mitigation and Risk Assessment (JHAZ) and the Journal of Advanced and High-Performance Materials (JMAT), which were released as limited editions.
The new amalgamated periodical will allow the Institute to feature all of its existing journal topics, while expanding coverage to highlight a number of additional program areas, including such recently established groups as the Low Vision Design Committee and the National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards. In 2013, JNIBS will be published bimonthly in June, August, October and December.
The National Institute of Building Sciences, authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology