Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition features a pay what you can registration model. Attendees have four choices: $0, $50, $195, $395. All registration fees will be used to support the cost of the virtual technology for BI2020, and the National Institute of Building Sciences 501(c)3 non-profit mission to serve the public interest by advancing building science and technology to improve the built environment.

The conference kicks off at noon EST on August 18, 2020. For details on conference sessions, visit the schedule page.

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) produces this event. To find out more more about NIBS, or to become a member, visit

Sponsorship opportunities are available at You can also download the full sponsorship prospectus and space application here.


Sarah Swango
Director of Business Development

If you are interested in the inner workings of the built environment, this conference is for you. Building Innovation was designed to convene representatives of government, the building industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies. The aim was to identify and resolve problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the country. Details about 2019 attendees can be found below.

Primary Business:
  • Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Materials/Products Manufacturing
  • Building Owner/Manager
  • Codes & Standards Organization
  • Consumer & General Interest
  • Contractor/Consulting
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Federal Government
  • Housing Industry
  • Real Estate/Finance/Insurance
  • Research/Testing
  • Software/Technology
  • State/Local Government
  • Student


Primary 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

Yes. Registration for BI2020 requires compliance with the National Institute of Building Sciences Code of Conduct. As a virtual attendee and our guest, we want to make sure you and every person who participates in BI2020 has a positive experience. As such, we expect a high level of professionalism. What will not be tolerated in any form, shape, or fashion: spam; bullying or negative comments about age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, or physical appearance; harassment, intimidation, threats, or hostility; or the deliberate or intentional disruption of any of the educational sessions or any portion of the meeting for any reason whatsoever. Should an incident arise, you will be forced to leave the conference. If you see something happening, please alert NIBS immediately at