Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

IBTS This account shares information about IBTS and all its subsidiaries.

Building resilient communities by reducing risk, enhancing public safety and improving quality of life. We help balance social, economic and environmental priorities by assisting municipalities with efficient service delivery through public-non-profit partnerships and regional service agreements. Our services include: Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring. IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country. IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected state and local governmental associations, including the Council of State Governments (CSG), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), and National League of Cities (NLC).

IBTS Strives to: - Increase awareness of building technology and safety among members of the government, industry and business, as well as consumers. - Increase the availability of safe, durable, affordable residential and commercial structures. - Provide a better understanding of, and uniformity in, the application of government regulations. - Create better relations with industry by providing unbiased, expert technical services in a reliable and cooperative manner. - Improve coordination among government, industry and research organizations, and facilitate open discussions and meetings. - Reduce the cost and risk for program participants and consumers while complying with regulations and improving our products and services. - Use the latest computer technology to collect data, improve efficiency and promote accountability in all areas.

Mission: Vision To be recognized as the leading service provider in the building environment to all levels of government, community and industry worldwide. Mission To deliver quality services that meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. IBTS Strives to: ■ Increase awareness of building technology and safety among members of the government, industry and business, as well as consumers. ■ Increase the availability of safe, durable, affordable residential and commercial structures. ■ Provide a better understanding of, and uniformity in, the application of government regulations. ■ Create better relations with industry by providing unbiased, expert technical services in a reliable and cooperative manner. ■ Improve coordination among government, industry and research organizations, and facilitate open discussions and meetings. ■ Reduce the cost and risk for program participants and consumers while complying with regulations and improving our products and services. ■ Use the latest computer technology to collect data, improve efficiency and promote accountability in all areas. IBTS offers these services through contracts and grants from Federal, state, and local governments, in addition to subcontracts and teaming agreements with other organizations and corporations.

IBTS signed a new Master Service Agreement with LordCap PACE to provide technical and professional services for properties financed through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). Learn more about the new partnership here! http://bit.ly/2QbPaGP

Hundreds of IBTS employees across the country are participating in volunteer activities today as part of IBTS’ Locally Organized Volunteer Event (L.O.V.E.)! We are proud of this annual tradition that gives our employees a hands-on opportunity to support the communities we serve.

Visit us at the 2019 Governor's Hurricane Conference this week! Stop by booth 403 to chat with IBTS experts and learn more about our disaster planning and recovery services. @FloridaGHC

[05/09/19]   Don’t miss IBTS’ Christine Tsai moderate a session on effective leadership at the @SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC) at 9:00 am in room 22-23 today! #SAMEJETC19

IBTS is at the North Carolina Community Development Association (NCCDA) Spring Conference! Stop by our display to chat with IBTS experts and learn more about our emergency services for local governments!

At the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC)? Stop by booth 808 to learn more about IBTS' inspection, disaster mitigation & recovery, and construction management services! #SAMEJETC19

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Don’t Wait to Take Action on Strengthening your Community’s Resilience - IBTS

Has your community thought about how your critical infrastructure will fare in a severe weather event? Check out IBTS’ latest blog post to learn how to prepare for future disasters and strengthen your community’s #resilience today. https://bit.ly/2DIPoAd

ibts.org IBTS integrates resilience into all of our services, ensuring that we help communities build a stronger future while building on their strengths and maintaining the social fabric of their community. This is especially true in...

IBTS is exhibiting at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 12th Annual Small Business Conference! Don’t forget to stop by our booth!

Is your community struggling with floodplain management? IBTS is here to help! Learn what your community and IBTS can do to help improve floodplain management in IBTS’ latest blog post: http://bit.ly/2D7lUvG

#Spring has sprung, but it's never too soon for local governments to start preparing for next winter! Get a head start by getting your contracts for snow removal equipment in place now. Learn more about this and other winter weather planning tips at: http://bit.ly/2WQ1Aq1

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As part of its commitment to serving the public good, IBTS recently sponsored the @CaseyCares Foundation’s 19th Annual Gala to help the nonprofit continue providing uplifting programming to critically ill children and their families. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2I1xVpG

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Planning for the Greater Good – Introducing IBTS’ Community Planning Services - IBTS

IBTS is excited to announce that we are revamping our community planning and economic development services! Learn more about our services here: http://bit.ly/2T6gfet

ibts.org IBTS’ passion is bolstering communities and creating vibrant, resilient neighborhoods that balance economy with equity. Simply put, we thrive when your community thrives. So we are excited to announce that our Local Government Solutions team...

Commercial Building Inspector in Ashburn, Virginia | Careers at Ashburn (IBTS HQ Office)

Looking for an exciting job working on the DC Metrorail, check out our commercial building inspector position openings! http://bit.ly/2XTHXij

careers-ibts.icims.com Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) no...

New Community Finance Initiative to Help Small- and Mid-Sized Communities - IBTS

IBTS introduces financial advisory solutions to better prepare communities for funding opportunities. http://bit.ly/2Cjwob5

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Alabama Tornadoes remind us of importance of volunteer assistance after a disaster. http://bit.ly/2SLUbFN

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What's the connection between affordable #housing and #health? These six cities are about to find out.

Mechanical Engineer, Licensed in Ashburn, Virginia | Careers at Ashburn (IBTS HQ Office)

Are you a licensed Mechanical Engineer? IBTS is now hiring! Join our growing and dynamic Plan Review team today! Apply now: http://bit.ly/2XifjXP

careers-ibts.icims.com Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) n...

Getting the first municipal bond rating can be daunting for small- and mid-sized communities. Although it’s an intensive process, knowing what to expect – and what bond rating agencies expect – can set your community up for success. http://bit.ly/2GSxNbo

Getting the first municipal bond rating can be daunting for small- and mid-sized communities. Although it’s an intensive process, knowing what to expect – and what bond rating agencies expect – can set your community up for success. http://bit.ly/2XdC5Qs

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TODAY is the LAST day to vote for #MyDurant to win The Small Business Revolution Season 4! Cast your vote before 10 pm at MyDurant.com/vote Every vote counts towards making a huge difference for this community!

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Don’t forget to cast your vote for Durant, OK to appear on Season 4 of Hulu's Small Business Revolution! Your vote could mean that this wonderful community wins a $500,000 Main Street makeover! Vote once a day until Feb 19 at MyDurant.com/vote to show your support. #MyDurant

MUST WATCH: Need some motivation to vote for #MyDurant for the The Small Business Revolution? Then watch this interview!
Ty Pennington and Amanda Brinkman were so impressed by Durant and want us to do well!
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Vote NOW at MyDurant.com/vote to help #MyDurant win a $500,000 Makeover on Season 4 of The Small Business Revolution! You can vote once per day, per device, using a unique email address for each. Voting ends February 19. Anyone from anywhere can vote, so help us spread the word! #SmallBusinessRevolution
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Durant, OK needs your vote!

Do you want to make a big difference for a small town? And see it on Hulu? Durant, OK is a finalist for Season 4 of Hulu's Small Business Revolution and needs your help! Vote once a day until Feb 19 at MyDurant.com/vote to show your support for this wonderful community and IBTS, which supports Durant's Community Development Department.

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San Germán, Puerto Rico, Kicks Off its Disaster Recovery Program through IBTS Pro-Bono Services - IBTS

The IBTS STaRT Program will provide pro-bono disaster relief services as San Germán, Puerto Rico, recovers from Hurricane Maria. http://bit.ly/2RRBa4d

ibts.org The IBTS STaRT Program will provide disaster relief services as San Germán as the municipo recovers from Hurricane Maria.

Serving Up Some L.O.V.E. in West Harlem -- Our NY team had a great experience volunteering at the Food Bank for New York City earlier this week! http://bit.ly/2QXWLra

With more snow in the forecast for the D.C. Metro area this holiday weekend, we just had to share the snowman that IBTS Help Desk Technician, Brian Schmidt, built at our HQ offices!

IBTS Community Resilience expert, Patrick Howell, spoke at the Smart Cities 2019 event in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. More than 40 mayors gathered yesterday for the forum. http://bit.ly/2QUKZ10

BCAP Newsletter – The Building Codes Assistance Project

Are you up-to-date on the latest BCAP news? Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2VZxDUJ

bcapcodes.org BCAP Newsletter Welcome to the BCAP newsletter archives! Our Building Energy Codes Connection Newsletter, published quarterly, is filled with resources to keep you up-to-date with our work, national and regional news, upcoming events, and more. Each edition includes recent stories and publications a...

We are proud to be a part of the Smart City Forum 2019 in Puerto Rico!

Mañana nuestro CEO David Garcia Ternero participará de una ponencia en el Smart City Forum 2019 organizado por el Gobierno de Puerto Rico y la alcaldía de Arecibo Hon. Carlos Molina.

Colaboramos en este evento junto con el Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), Panasonic USA, Microsoft y MJG Insurance.

The IBTS New York office kicked off our annual L.O.V.E. (Locally Organized Volunteer Event) initiative yesterday by volunteering at the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem! There, the team chopped, mixed, and prepared food for use at the nightly dinner service, which serves up to 500 New Yorkers!

NOTICE: The lapse in Congressional Appropriations for FY2019 will not affect IBTS’s ability to respond to and provide Manufactured Housing Label Verifications. Please continue to place your requests. http://bit.ly/2RDMYel

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Prichard breaks ground on hurricane safe house

Prichard, AL, breaks ground on a new line of protection against hurricanes - a hurricane safe room. http://bit.ly/2QyMt0K

mynbc15.com A new line of protection against hurricanes is under construction in Prichard. In 10 months, a lot on Whistler Street will transform into a hurricane safe room that can hold up to 200 hundred first responders. On Monday, the city broke ground on this $1. 2 million project. The 5,000-square foot buil...

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IBTS announces its new five-year strategic plan goals, which focus on focus on cross-functional opportunities, futurist thinking, and blue ocean concepts. http://bit.ly/2Vis8jU

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A practical pathway to prioritize resilient projects in small counties

IBTS outlines a practical pathway to prioritize community resilience projects in small counties. http://bit.ly/2GMx1i3

ibtsonhand.org Through our involvement with community resilience assessments and planning at the local government level, the

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On the Vanguard of Resilience: IBTS makes a splash at the 2018 ResCon International Global Resilience Summit http://bit.ly/2PNuKCo

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IBTS and NGA will host a roundtable event in Washington D.C. to develop recommendations on housing resilience before and after a natural disaster. http://bit.ly/2PMMa1I

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Building Resilient Communities

Building Resilient Communities: Federal, State, and Local Officials Convene to Discuss Resilient Housing. http://bit.ly/2PLMpu6

ibtsonhand.org In January 2019, the IBTS team, in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA), will

Engaging Local Government Leaders

Happy Birthday, Matt Horn, Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)! Thanks for sharing your path to local government.

Interested in working on projects like the D.C. Metrorail? Learn how to get involved: https://careers-ibts.icims.com/jobs/1536/commercial-building-inspector/job

[12/07/18]   Maureen Guttman, IBTS-BCAP Program Director, will underscore the critical role of building codes in promoting all forms of energy and sustainability policy during her 11am session at the CSG 2018 National Conference. #CSG2018 @CSGovts

[12/06/18]   Don't miss IBTS-BCAP Program Director, Maureen Guttman, at the CSG 2018 National Conference! Her session, "The Best Policy Tool for Sustainability -- Building Energy Codes," will take place at 3:30pm in the Learning Center. #CSG2018 @CSGovts

In town for the CSG 2018 National Conference? Stop by the IBTS table outside of the Innovation Classroom! #CSG2018 @CSGovts

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As a non-profit organization, the Institute for Building Technology and Safety, with guidance from the five national associations that are represented on its Board of Directors, supports initiatives that provide public services in the areas of: - Advancement of Building Safety - Advancement of Affordable Housing - Research and Education IBTS's contribution to these areas may take the form of educational forums, development of guidebooks, videos or other educational materials. Projects may also include research, development of standards or software to support affordable housing or building safety. IBTS also works towards increasing better understanding of issues and implementation of better programs among local, state and federal government. The following represent the first-hand or reported experiences of building departments from around the United States. These practices worked for these departments, and may lead to more efficient operation of any other building department.

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Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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