Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) IBTS

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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).
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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 is excited to announce that we are revamping our community planning and economic development services! Learn more a...
03/14/2019
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’ 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...

03/12/2019
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

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...

Alabama Tornadoes remind us of importance of volunteer assistance after a disaster. http://bit.ly/2SLUbFN
03/06/2019

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

National League of Cities
02/27/2019
National League of Cities

National League of Cities

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

02/25/2019
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

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 intensi...
02/21/2019

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 intensi...
02/21/2019

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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02/20/2019

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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 a...
02/19/2019

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!

02/17/2019
Amelia Mugavero KTEN News

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!
PLEASE SHARE AND VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!!

Durant Main Street
02/16/2019

Durant Main Street

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
www.MyDurant.com/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...
02/15/2019
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.

Help them win a $500,000 revitalization on the hit show Small Business Revolution - Main Street!

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...
01/18/2019

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 ...
01/17/2019

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 tha...
01/17/2019

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

01/16/2019
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

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!
01/15/2019

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 volu...
01/15/2019

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 ...
01/09/2019

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

Prichard, AL, breaks ground on a new line of protection against hurricanes - a hurricane safe room. http://bit.ly/2QyMt0...
01/09/2019
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

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...

12/26/2018
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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

12/18/2018
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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

Building Resilient Communities: Federal, State, and Local Officials Convene to Discuss Resilient Housing. http://bit.ly/...
12/17/2018
Building Resilient Communities

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

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

Engaging Local Government Leaders
12/11/2018
Engaging Local Government Leaders

Engaging Local Government Leaders

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

12/07/2018

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

12/06/2018

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 @CSGo...
12/06/2018

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

Stop by Booth 205 at the 2018 VACo Annual Conference to discuss our local government and disaster recovery solutions!
11/12/2018

Stop by Booth 205 at the 2018 VACo Annual Conference to discuss our local government and disaster recovery solutions!

IBTS's Claire Collins participates in the "Reducing Costs in Emergency Management" panel at the 2018 NLC City Summit! #N...
11/12/2018

IBTS's Claire Collins participates in the "Reducing Costs in Emergency Management" panel at the 2018 NLC City Summit! #NLCLA

The 2018 NLC City Summit is off to a great start! Stop by booth 321 to learn more about our local government solutions! ...
11/08/2018

The 2018 NLC City Summit is off to a great start! Stop by booth 321 to learn more about our local government solutions! #NLCLA

IBTS experts share their lessons learned from recent hurricanes and how to unlock community-scale resilience. http://bit...
11/06/2018

IBTS experts share their lessons learned from recent hurricanes and how to unlock community-scale resilience. http://bit.ly/2PfGeTJ

11/06/2018
Commercial Building Inspector

Interested in working on projects like the D.C. Metrorail? IBTS is currently hiring for an ICC certified Commercial Building Inspector. This position comes with rich employee benefits as well as certification and licensing incentives. Apply now! http://bit.ly/2zwzciH

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...

We are currently hiring disaster recovery experts for various programs in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Pu...
10/31/2018

We are currently hiring disaster recovery experts for various programs in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas. For more information or to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2zfeLXh #disasterrecovery #jobopening #nowhiring #programmanagement

10/24/2018
Commercial PACE Working Group | Department of Energy

IBTS was accepted as a Market Partner for the DOE's Commercial PACE Working Group! This group is made up of state and local governments working together to learn about, launch, and refine C-PACE financing programs. Learn more about this initiative here: http://bit.ly/2ONssr6

The Commercial PACE Working Group is a cohort of state and local governments working together to learn about, launch, and refine C-PACE financing programs. This DOE initiative will leverage technical assistance from leading C-PACE experts and market partners to:

10/24/2018
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Broken Arrow, OK, becomes the first city to sign a pre-event contract for disaster mitigation and recovery services through a new OMSC member benefit. http://bit.ly/2OJRSGj

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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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