Why Attend

Building Innovation 2023 brings together government agencies, contractors, the private sector, architects, scientists and more to improve the built environment. The conference will cover four hot topics in the built environment with expert-led sessions. Earn AIA LU credits, ICC credits, and certificates of attendance for conference attendance. Topics include:


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 2023 will showcase these advanced technologies and practices and highlight how the industry can best prepare for their adoption and deployment.



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. BI2023 will tackle improved coordination of these building components, ultimately leading to improved building performance and sustainability.



The built environment workforce is evolving. While half of the workforce has been part of the industry for 20+ years, according to a study by NIBS, newcomers to this field are committed to growing diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging. At Building Innovation 2023, attendees will learn more about social equity in the workplace and the future of the built environment workforce.

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Who Attends

Building Innovation has something to offer for anyone who helps develop solutions to challenges in the built environment. Attendees are diverse in location and job function. Take a look at who has attended in the past.

Primary BusinessPrimary Job Function:
  • Acoustical Design
  • Analysis/Advising
  • Architecture
  • BIM/CAD Design
  • Building Enclosure Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Code Enforcement
  • Commissioning
  • Construction/Installation
  • Energy/Sustainability Management
  • Facility Operations and Maintenance
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instruction
  • Interior Design
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Planning
  • Plumbing Engineering
  • Public Relations
  • Research/Testing
  • Sales
  • Security/Risk Assessment
  • Software/Website Design and Programming
  • Specification/Guidelines Writer
  • Structural Engineering