Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

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And comedy hour with IBTS in Kansas returns.... Our county, Miami County, entered into agreement for services with IBTS to receive a variety of services including property maintenance services. This time IBTS employee, Jeremy Dierking, decided to stop at a second property that I own and take pictures of everything he could see from the road and sent me a notice of nuisance violation. No list of actionable items. I now have in hand courtesy of IBTS a nice portfolio of images of my operable, registered vehicles, trailers, building, and electric service. Within 10 days of receiving this joke of a notice, I mailed a response to Mr. Dierking and copied Ashok Goswami, CEO, and Joseph Balac, General Counsel, requesting an actionable list of items on my property in violation of my county's nuisance regs. It is ridiculous that IBTS would photograph all items on my property hoping that at least one violates the nuisance regs. In the meantime, it's crickets in response to my request for a list. Training at IBTS must be substandard and being an inspector must suck. Meanwhile, within a mile of my property in all four directions I have documented issues that are clearly in violation of county nuisance regulations and stopped in to talk with my neighbors to see if they have received a notice from Mr. Dierking. Not one neighbor has heard from him. Can't help but think I am a target for refusing him access to my property on our initial meeting.
What a great company to work for !

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

Operating as usual

08/10/2021

IBTS will be demonstrating its FIT-QM #remoteinspection software tomorrow at 11 a.m. room 301E at the Knoxville 2021 NABCEP Conference. If you can't make it, come see us at our booth (no. 45) for information and to meet our team of experts. If you're ready to participate in our pilot, we're looking for: installers, inspectors, municipalities/AHJ, trainers, code officials, component manufacturers, first responders, financiers and engineers.

#Nabcepce2021 #inspections #buildinginspections

IBTS will be demonstrating its FIT-QM #remoteinspection software tomorrow at 11 a.m. room 301E at the Knoxville 2021 NABCEP Conference. If you can't make it, come see us at our booth (no. 45) for information and to meet our team of experts. If you're ready to participate in our pilot, we're looking for: installers, inspectors, municipalities/AHJ, trainers, code officials, component manufacturers, first responders, financiers and engineers.

#Nabcepce2021 #inspections #buildinginspections

07/30/2021

Thank you to SolSmart for this great shout out! Yesterday SolSmart announced the selected Advisors for the fourth round of the SolSmart Advisor program, as well as several new partner organizations!
Read more about the team of Advisors and Partners!

https://solsmart.org/.../solsmart-announces-new-advisors.../
Utah Association of Counties Warm Springs Consulting LLC #unpredictablecity #MichigandepartmentofEnvironmentGreatLakesandEnergy Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council #NationalAssociationofRegionalCouncils #NASEO #NationalAssociationofRegionalCouncils #NARC #nadorf #SolarReady #BeSolSmart

It's #ResourceThursday!
SolSmart is excited to announce the selected Advisors for the fourth round of the SolSmart Advisor program, as well as several new partner organizations!
Read more about our new Advisors and Partners! #SolarReady #BeSolSmart

https://solsmart.org/news/solsmart-announces-new-advisors-and-partners/ Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) Utah Association of Counties Warm Springs Consulting LLC #unpredictablecity #MichigandepartmentofEnvironmentGreatLakesandEnergy Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council #NationalAssociationofRegionalCouncils #NASEO #NationalAssociationofRegionalCouncils #NARC #nadorf

05/31/2021

#RememberingOurHeroes

#RememberingOurHeroes

05/31/2021

Did you know that adopting International Residential and #BuildingCodes generates a
national benefit of $11 for every $1 invested? (National Institute of Building Sciences)

IBTS's #buildingsafety subject matter experts (SMEs) are ready to make sure your community is planning ahead, so that when the next disaster strikes, your neighborhoods are #prepared and #resilient.

Our #federalfunding SMEs can guide you through the sometimes overwhelming process of applying for, acquiring, and managing funds, so that you can maximize them and remain compliant every step of the way.

For more information, visit us on the web at https://www.ibts.org

#community #grants #funding #planning #climate #climateresilience #economicdevelopment

Did you know that adopting International Residential and #BuildingCodes generates a
national benefit of $11 for every $1 invested? (National Institute of Building Sciences)

IBTS's #buildingsafety subject matter experts (SMEs) are ready to make sure your community is planning ahead, so that when the next disaster strikes, your neighborhoods are #prepared and #resilient.

Our #federalfunding SMEs can guide you through the sometimes overwhelming process of applying for, acquiring, and managing funds, so that you can maximize them and remain compliant every step of the way.

For more information, visit us on the web at https://www.ibts.org

#community #grants #funding #planning #climate #climateresilience #economicdevelopment

05/22/2021

Thanks to all plumbing inspectors, who not only help protect property investments by preventing #propertydamage caused by leaks and burst pipes, but who also help ensure your drinking is #water safe and assist in conserving this valuable resource.

#waterconservation #watermanagement #property #investments #safety #buildingsafety365 #drinkingwater #resilience

Thanks to all plumbing inspectors, who not only help protect property investments by preventing #propertydamage caused by leaks and burst pipes, but who also help ensure your drinking is #water safe and assist in conserving this valuable resource.

#waterconservation #watermanagement #property #investments #safety #buildingsafety365 #drinkingwater #resilience

05/07/2021

May is #BuildingSafetyMonth and we're not only celebrating what we’re contributing to this field, but also working full-force towards our goals to build a more #resilient future in which we can all #livesustainably and harmoniously with #nature.

WEEK 1- ENERGY AND INNOVATION:
Did you know our energy team is:

• Developing software designed to raise the bar in solar installations?
• Developing user-friendly building assessments to strengthen climate resilience?
• Promoting clean energy solar installations via independent inspection services?
• Working with financial institutions and #PACE providers to help reduce CO2 footprints and energy consumption?


#energy #cleanenergy #climatechange #sustainability #greenenergy #begreen #resilience #buildingsafety #buildingcode #buildinginspections International Code Council #renewableenergy #renewables #solarenergy #buildingsafety365

May is #BuildingSafetyMonth and we're not only celebrating what we’re contributing to this field, but also working full-force towards our goals to build a more #resilient future in which we can all #livesustainably and harmoniously with #nature.

WEEK 1- ENERGY AND INNOVATION:
Did you know our energy team is:

• Developing software designed to raise the bar in solar installations?
• Developing user-friendly building assessments to strengthen climate resilience?
• Promoting clean energy solar installations via independent inspection services?
• Working with financial institutions and #PACE providers to help reduce CO2 footprints and energy consumption?


#energy #cleanenergy #climatechange #sustainability #greenenergy #begreen #resilience #buildingsafety #buildingcode #buildinginspections International Code Council #renewableenergy #renewables #solarenergy #buildingsafety365

05/07/2021

#happymothersday2021

#happymothersday2021

Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience 05/03/2021

Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience

Don't miss an important discussion on #equitableclimateresilience tomorrow! The very knowledgable Anna Marandi from the National League of Cities will be part of the conversation. Ms. Marandi is one of our advisory panelists for the Equitable Climate Resilience study, funded by The Kresge Foundation. She serves as Program Manager of Climate Resilience and Sustainability at the NLC and has been integral in the ground-breaking research we've been conducting in this field.

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#sustainability #climatechange #research #buildingsafe

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RNPN: “Alliances for Equity” 2020 Virtual Forum Series Day 3 04/21/2021

RNPN: “Alliances for Equity” 2020 Virtual Forum Series Day 3

Did you know you can watch the entire "Planning for an Equitable Future" conversation right now on FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency's YouTube channel?
Listen to an inspiring and insightful discussion among #resilience experts, led by our very own Chris Fennell.

This second panel Resilient Nation Partnership Network 2020 Virtual Forum featured two panels on planning for a more equitable future. This one focused on #resilient and #affordablehousing, featuring Ryan Colker with the International Code Council, Jessie Handforth Kome with Housing and Urban Development, Sarah Saadian with the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Laurie Schoemann with Enterprise Community Partners.

#community #economicdevelopment #urbanplanning #development #future #smartcities #innovation #sustainability #climatechange #mitigationstrategies #plannow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1FkyGqAjWg&list=PL720Kw_OojlKaftRx7u8n1H49mAcWqV-s&index=4&ab_channel=FEMA

RNPN: “Alliances for Equity” 2020 Virtual Forum Series Day 3 Day 2 of the Resilient Nation Partnership Network 2020 Virtual Forum featured two panels on planning for a more equitable future. The first panel, on inclus...

'Keep Safe Miami' Aims to Prepare Affordable Housing Sector Before Climate Disasters Strike 04/13/2021

'Keep Safe Miami' Aims to Prepare Affordable Housing Sector Before Climate Disasters Strike

Video alert! Cheddar Inc. interviewed Southeast Market Director for Enterprise Community Partners Sara Haas and Chief Resilience Officer and Director for the Department of Resilience and Public Works for the the City of Miami Government Alan Dodd, our partners in the #KeepSafeMiami effort! We are so proud of the work being done in this project and thankful to be helping make #Miami resilient and keep families safe.

#community #nonprofit #resilience #safety #buildingsafety #buildingcode #buildstrong #buildbackbetter #sustainablehousing #affordablehousing #florida

https://cheddar.com/media/keep-safe-miami-aims-to-prepare-affordable-housing-sector-before-climate-disasters-strike

'Keep Safe Miami' Aims to Prepare Affordable Housing Sector Before Climate Disasters Strike Alan Dodd, chief resiliency officer for the city of Miami, and Sara Haas, director at Enterprise Community Partners, discuss the new program designed to help affordable housing landlords and residents ahead of climate disasters.

Kresge Foundation on Twitter 04/09/2021

Kresge Foundation on Twitter

#Equitableclimateresilience is all about addressing #socialequity and #climatechange--two deeply linked issues--and about finding solutions that can stand the test of time, bringing real change. Learn about our The Kresge Foundation-funded research on this topic at http://ibts.org/ecr.

https://twitter.com/kresgefdn/status/1380579524719603719?s=20
#research #science #innovation #change #resilience #socialjustice

Kresge Foundation on Twitter “In 2020, the U.S. had a record-breaking 22 weather & climate disasters that caused $95B in damages, killing at least 262 people, according to @NOAA. In a new op-ed, @RipRapson calls on business leaders to address #climatechange in communities of color: https://t.co/KKZbBkvUDP”

Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action | FEMA.gov 04/07/2021

Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action | FEMA.gov

Did you hear? FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating the #NationalFloodInsurance Program's (NFIP) risk rating, pricing methodology to better communicate flood risk.
If your community needs help navigating and building resilience against climate disasters, call our experts.

https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance/work-with-nfip/risk-rating

#flooding #DisasterManagement #disastermitigation #disasterrecovery #aprilshowers #waterdamage #floodinsurance

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IBTS' Building Department Services 03/24/2021

IBTS' Building Department Services

Did you know Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) has decades of experience helping building departments thrive? Check out this short video to learn more, and if your #buildingdepartment needs a helping hand, contact us today or visit us at https://www.IBTS.org/BDS !

#buildingcode #planreview #buildinginspections #remotebuildinginspections #remoteinspections #buildtocode #municipal #jurisdiction #construction #buildingsafety #firesafety #ICCcertified #permitting #buildingofficial
https://vimeo.com/525849252

IBTS' Building Department Services Quick overview of our Building Department Services. For more information, visit ibts.org/bds.

03/24/2021

Don't miss our #Equitable #Climate #Resilience panel discussion Thurs. & Fri. at the ICMA - International City/County Management Association Regional Conferences:
- #WestCoast: https://lnkd.in/ganZN-G
- #MountainPlains: https://lnkd.in/gU-uKKN
Learn about our study on the #socialequity and #climateresilience funded by The Kresge Foundation.

Don't miss our #Equitable #Climate #Resilience panel discussion Thurs. & Fri. at the ICMA - International City/County Management Association Regional Conferences:
- #WestCoast: https://lnkd.in/ganZN-G
- #MountainPlains: https://lnkd.in/gU-uKKN
Learn about our study on the #socialequity and #climateresilience funded by The Kresge Foundation.

03/22/2021

Missed our panel discussion at the ICMA - International City/County Management Association Southeast Regional Conference? Join us for the next two this week! We'll be discussing #socialinequity and its deep links to #climatechange impacts, as a disproportionate number of low-income and disadvantaged Americans are affected by and unable to recover from #naturaldisasters.
Learn about the results of our groundbreaking study --funded by the The Kresge Foundation --on the emerging field of #equitableclimateresilience. Our panelists will be discussing the results and engaging the audience in identifying how cities and counties of all sizes may leverage the findings to benefit their own efforts.

- March 25, 2021 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PT: https://lnkd.in/ganZN-G
- March 26, 2021 8:45 am to 9:45 am MT: https://lnkd.in/gU-uKKN

​ #sustainability #climate #cities #climateresilience #racialinequality #socieconomicequity #conference #agriculture #research #housing #safehomes #buildingcode #affordablehousing #economicdevelopment #citygovernment #countygovernment

Missed our panel discussion at the ICMA - International City/County Management Association Southeast Regional Conference? Join us for the next two this week! We'll be discussing #socialinequity and its deep links to #climatechange impacts, as a disproportionate number of low-income and disadvantaged Americans are affected by and unable to recover from #naturaldisasters.
Learn about the results of our groundbreaking study --funded by the The Kresge Foundation --on the emerging field of #equitableclimateresilience. Our panelists will be discussing the results and engaging the audience in identifying how cities and counties of all sizes may leverage the findings to benefit their own efforts.

- March 25, 2021 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PT: https://lnkd.in/ganZN-G
- March 26, 2021 8:45 am to 9:45 am MT: https://lnkd.in/gU-uKKN

​ #sustainability #climate #cities #climateresilience #racialinequality #socieconomicequity #conference #agriculture #research #housing #safehomes #buildingcode #affordablehousing #economicdevelopment #citygovernment #countygovernment

03/22/2021

#VirginiaCodeOfficials: Did you know Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) can help your #BuildingDepartment meet its goals?

https://lnkd.in/g_QPmTu < Check out our booth at the VBCOA Virtual Mid-Year Conference and contact us to find out more!

#BuildingSafety #buildingcode #virginia #construction #Building

#VirginiaCodeOfficials: Did you know Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) can help your #BuildingDepartment meet its goals?

https://lnkd.in/g_QPmTu < Check out our booth at the VBCOA Virtual Mid-Year Conference and contact us to find out more!

#BuildingSafety #buildingcode #virginia #construction #Building

03/08/2021

Today we celebrate the #women of our past that carved our path, the women in our present that encourage us forward, and those who will pioneer the future.

#womensequalityday #internationalwomenday2021 #femaleleadership #genderequality #womensday #diversity

Today we celebrate the #women of our past that carved our path, the women in our present that encourage us forward, and those who will pioneer the future.

#womensequalityday #internationalwomenday2021 #femaleleadership #genderequality #womensday #diversity

Keep Safe Miami | Enterprise Community Partners 03/05/2021

Keep Safe Miami | Enterprise Community Partners

Yesterday we participated in first Keep Safe Miami training and are happy to report it was a great success! If you missed it, you’re in luck. If you own an #affordable #multifamilyhousing building in #miamidadecounty, please join us on March 24 at 10 a.m. to learn what you can do to protect your #residents and your #investment before disasters strike. This program was designed by Enterprise Community Partners for the City of Miami Government to give its residents the tools and guide them to the resources available to make sure properties hold up against unforgiving #climatedisasters.

Sign up for free here: https://lnkd.in/gjArQdr

KEEP SAFE MIAMI was developed in partnership with the City of Miami Government, The Florida Housing Coalition, South Florida Community Development Coalition (SFCDC), Miami-Dade County Government #CommunitiesUnited, and Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), and made possible thanks to the generous support of JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking, Southeast Sustainability Directors Network, Regions Bank, and City National Bank.

#hurricaneseason #Floridahousing #housing #floridarealestate #infrastructure #safety #community #development #coastalliving #coastalprotection

https://www.enterprisecommunity.org/solutions-and-innovation/emergency-management/keep-safe-miami

Keep Safe Miami | Enterprise Community Partners What is Keep Safe Miami? Keep Safe Miami is a new program developed by Enterprise Community Partners and the City of Miami, which will equip affordable housing owners and operators with tools to assess their buildings' resilience to climate change and natural disasters, and provide them with actiona...

Our Story

Institute: Ideation. Innovation. Investment in programs, procedures and the communities we serve. As a nonprofit organization, we are able to focus our thought leadership and subject matter expertise on large-scale goals and challenges instead of shareholder profit demands. We have a long history of sharing our knowledge through teaching and training others. It’s about mission over margin. Good governance and guidance. Vision and value.

Building: Bungalow. Brownstone. Bridge. And all points in between. Our work touches almost every aspect of the built environment. We are building resilient communities by reducing risk, enhancing public safety and improving quality of life. We balance social, economic and environmental priorities, whether manufactured housing, major infrastructure project or local government services.

Technology: Tools. Techniques. Tricks of the trade. We bring them all to bear on every project we touch. Some are tried, tested and true. Others are new innovations, like using live mobile video to conduct inspections, or drone technology to survey a site, or new ways to think about and meet challenges. Emerging technologies are on our horizon too. How can they help us improve the built environment?

Safety: Security. Sustainability. Shelter. Life safety building codes and standards. Trusted third-party advisor. Provider of local government services. Much of our work involves helping communities become resilient, or to recover after a disaster. We understand that the physical, emotional and economic wellbeing of a community depends on its ability to provide citizens with the services and resources they need to thrive in a safe, secure environment.

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IBTS provides value to communities, governments, and the planet by accelerating progress in the built environment.

We maintain a commitment to public service excellence by focusing on providing high-quality, cost-effective services to citizens & their communities and the governments that serve them, while maintaining a keen eye on responsible stewardship of our planet. Our mission is to deliver quality services that help our clients meet the complex challenges of today.

IBTS exists to provide impartial evaluations, research and technical assistance to reduce the burden on federal, state and local government offices in the United States. IBTS can be leveraged to augment existing governmental resources.

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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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