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) 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.

Operating as usual

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

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.

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

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

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

enterprisecommunity.org 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

enterprisecommunity.org 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...

03/03/2021

Congratulations to our talented and dedicated #Energy & #Solar Team for making these achievements possible! IBTS' field #solarquality assurance #solarinspections experts provide trusted, credible installation compliance, performance tracking, and installer qualification across #PuertoRico, helping create strong, #resilient future for the island.

#sustainability #renewableenergy #environment #ResilientPuertoRico #solarenergy #solarexperts #solarpv #energystorage #planreviews #inspections #resilience #resilienceexperts

02/26/2021

As February comes to a close, let's keep in mind that #BlackHistory isn't just to be celebrated in February, for it is made every day by those who refuse to give up.

#blackhistorymonth #blackculture #celebratingblackhistorymonth #celebrateblackhistory

enterprisecommunity.org 02/26/2021

Keep Safe Miami | Enterprise Community Partners

Do you own #affordable #multifamilyhousing in #MiamiDadeCounty? Did you know 1/3 of all renters there live in #housing vulnerable to #hurricanes?
Learn what you can do to protect your #residents and your #investment before disasters strike at the #KeepSafeMiami training, an effort of which we are proud to be part with Enterprise Community Partners for City of Miami Government.

March 4, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
&
March 24, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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

enterprisecommunity.org 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...

02/26/2021

Check out this Mid-America Regional Council opportunity to recognize the people and organizations that are making a big difference to your region!

#kansascity #midamerica #leadership #leaders #communities

We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 MARC Regional Leadership Awards, which will be presented at our annual Regional Assembly, to be held virtually in June.
Help us recognize individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to the region.
As you consider nominations, you may identify a nominee who has provided years of dedication to making the region a better place or a nominee who stepped up to the enormous challenges our region faced over the past year.
We invite you to submit your nominations by March 17 at marc.org/nominations.

patch.com 02/19/2021

City Of Miami, Enterprise Community Partners, Launch 'Keep Safe Miami'

Check out the Miami Patch post on the launch of #KeepSafeMiami, an initiative for City of Miami Government for city landowners to identify improvements that they can make now, so they do not have to react to damage following a major #naturaldisaster such as a #hurricane. The tool has been released for use by Enterprise Community Partners and was developed by Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) along with several other partners. We are incredibly proud to be part of this program that will lead to a stronger and more resilient #Miami, #Florida.

patch.com The goal is to help affordable housing owners and operators protect their buildings and residents from climate change and natural disasters.

02/16/2021

Achieving Greater Resilience with Keep Safe Miami

Join us as City of Miami Government Mayor Francis X. Suarez, Jacqueline Waggoner and others discuss the challenges facing South Florida communities amid an ever-growing threat from climate change and extreme weather.

We'll also share specifics on KEEP SAFE MIAMI, a new program to help #affordablehousing owners and operators protect their properties and residents from climate change and natural disasters.

02/16/2021

Enterprise Community Partners

Join us as City of Miami Government Mayor Francis X. Suarez, Jacqueline Waggoner and others discuss the challenges facing South Florida communities amid an ever-growing threat from climate change and extreme weather.

We'll also share specifics on KEEP SAFE MIAMI, a new program to help #affordablehousing owners and operators protect their properties and residents from climate change and natural disasters.

enterprisecommunity.zoom.us 02/16/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Achieving Greater Resilience with Keep Safe Miami. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

You can still register! Tune in at 11 a.m. ET to the
Enterprise Community Partners discussion on #KEEPSAFEMIAMI, developed in partnership with the City of Miami Government and IBTS.
https://enterprisecommunity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1EJUcvczSdCAF-1FrztRmg

enterprisecommunity.zoom.us City of Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, Jacqueline Waggoner, President of Solutions for Enterprise Community Partners, and others will discuss the challenges facing South Florida communities amid an ever-growing threat from climate change and extreme weather. They will also share specifics on KEEP SA...

02/02/2021

This month, as we celebrate #blackhistory, we remember to look back at those who --against all odds-- paved our path forward, and remember our #responsibility to continue building that path for #generations to come.

enterprisecommunity.zoom.us 01/29/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Achieving Greater Resilience with Keep Safe Miami. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

It has been a privilege work on this resilience project with
@EnterpriseCommunityPartners
#KEEPSAFEMIAMI was developed in partnership with the @CityOfMiamiGov, @FLHousingC,
South Florida Community Development Coalition, Miami-Dade County Government, #CommunitiesUnited

enterprisecommunity.zoom.us City of Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, Jacqueline Waggoner, President of Solutions for Enterprise Community Partners, and others will discuss the challenges facing South Florida communities amid an ever-growing threat from climate change and extreme weather. They will also share specifics on KEEP SA...

01/29/2021

Our #PuertoRico dream team is representing us with pride at Experiencia Puerto Rico. Make sure to stop by and get the scoop on our services!
Nuestro equipo de #PuertoRico está representándonos con orgullo en Experiencia PR. Si estás allí, ¡asegúrate preguntarles sobre nuestros servicios!

#puertorico #municipios #alcaldespuertorico #gobiernopuertorico

01/29/2021

Sobre IBTS

¿Quieres saber sobre IBTS? Este video te dará una introducción a nuestros servicios.
Si quieres aún más información, contáctanos hoy mismo a [email protected].
https://vimeo.com/506129673

#municipios #experienciapr #puertorico #subvenciones #ayudacomunitaria #mitigaciondedesastres #grantsadministration #municipalities #localgovernment

This is "Sobre IBTS" by IBTS on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

01/28/2021

We'll be hosting the new mayor's breakfast tomorrow at Experiencia Puerto Rico and will be available to sit down and chat throughout the day. Stop by and find out all about our services!

For more info on our Puerto Rico Region, visit http://ibts.org/puertorico

To watch the event virtually, visit Experiencia Puerto Rico's live feed

#PuertoRico #ExperienciaPR #Governments #Mayors #Municipios #municipalities #localgovernment

01/28/2021

Watch conference live Experiencia Puerto Rico!

For more info on our Puerto Rico Region, visit http://ibts.org/puertorico

#PuertoRico #ExperienciaPR #Governments #Mayors #Municipios #municipalities #localgovernment

[01/28/21]   UPDATE: We're back up and running thanks to our wonderful IT group!
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IBTS servers are temporarily down; our team is working to get everything up & running again as soon as possible. Have a question or need information?

Contact us at [email protected]

marc.org 01/21/2021

Annual Grant Call - Solid Waste Management District

Check this out these great Mid-America Regional Council #grantopportunities!

https://www.marc.org/Environment/Solid-Waste/Grants-Program/Annual-Open-Grant-Call

marc.org (choose one) January 14, 2 p.m. Grant Information Session #1 January 20, 2 p.m. Grant Information Session #2 Please RSVP to [email protected] to participate in the virtual information session. A password to join the meeting will be sent to meeting participants prior to the meeting.  

pv-magazine-usa.com 01/21/2021

A no-brainer for U.S. job creation: Update solar permitting and inspections

Interesting article on updating #solar #permitting and #inspections as a no-brainer for #US #jobcreation published in pv magazine

https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/01/01/a-no-brainer-for-u-s-job-creation-update-solar-permitting-and-inspections/

pv-magazine-usa.com Solar is big enough now that its soft costs are a real drag on local economic activity. Soft costs in the U.S. defy the example of other countries that install solar at one-third the cost because o…

youtube.com 01/11/2021

Winter Fire Safety

Check these tips out from @FEMA @usfire to brush up on practicing proper #winter #firesafety.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html

https://youtu.be/nZAhqjsT1vI

youtube.com Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and wi...

new.aia.org 01/06/2021

Disaster Assistance Handbook

Resource Alert! Download your copy of the American Insitute of Architects #Disaster Assistance Handbook which helps #architects better understand their role on how to #prepare for and respond to disasters: https://lnkd.in/gApzZgd

#resilience #buildbackstronger #infrastructure #construction #SafetyFirst #emergencymanagement
AIA Contract Documents

new.aia.org The third edition of this handbook will help you understand your role in preparing for and responding to disasters.

nytimes.com 12/30/2020

New York’s Real Climate Challenge: Fixing Its Aging Buildings

Interesting The New York Times read: a #developer in #Bushwick, #NY is "pushing an aging collection of buildings to the cutting edge by essentially turning them inside out, all without tenants needing to relocate." Talk about #investing in ##sustainabledevelopmentgoals

https://t.co/IY0Qp8aDQ2?amp=1

nytimes.com Nearly 70 percent of the city’s total carbon emissions come from buildings. A project to retrofit nine buildings with green technology is pioneering a new solution.

12/24/2020

May this holiday season bring you good cheer and love of family and friends, whether in person or virtual.
And may 2021 bring you hope-filled hearts and plentiful health.

ibts.org 12/15/2020

Case Study: IBTS, Avolve, and CAL FIRE team up to integrate electronic plan review platforms - IBTS

CAL FIRE is now benefiting from the seamless integration of Avolve Software Corporation's sophisticated #ProjectDox® electronic plan review with Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)'s #GOVmotus®//FIRE #building #permitting, #licensing, and #inspection system, with single sign-on capability.

Learn how the three organizations worked together to develop the platform that has revolutionized CAL FIRE’s project workflows in this case study: https://www.ibts.org/insights/case-study-ibts-avolve-and-calfire-team-up-to-integrate-electronic-plan-review-platforms/

ibts.org Electronic Plan Review is the latest effort in the CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)’s commitment to improving customer service through technology and process enhancements. CAL FIRE is now benefiting from the...

enr.com 12/15/2020

Digital Resilience in Construction

Check out this free guide from Engineering News-Record
entitled Digital #Resilience in #Construction with #strategies on:

- Staying #safe while keeping projects moving
- Using #technology to stay productive
- #Riskmanagement
- #Workforce challenges
- Prep for #SupplyChains disruptions

https://www.enr.com/articles/50793-digital-resilience-in-construction

#innovation #engineering #infrastructure #sustainability #projects

enr.com Download our free guide to prepare for a construction industry that may never be the same.

enterprisecommunity.org 12/02/2020

Keep Safe Miami | Enterprise Community Partners

We are incredibly proud to be working on this Enterprise Community Partners team to develop cutting edge, #free tools for #Miami #communities to analyze property #risk, audit their #resilience, and find #Funding guidance among other aids.

Coming February 2021!

#riskmanagement #climateemergency #climatemitigation #riskmitigation #riskassessment
#homes #property #protectyourhome #protectyourfamily #vacationhome

https://www.enterprisecommunity.org/disaster-recovery-and-rebuilding/keep-safe-miami

enterprisecommunity.org 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...

11/26/2020

Our Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) team wishes you the happiest of Thanksgivings.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your #communities and build a more #resilient and #safe future.

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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45207 Research Pl
Ashburn, VA
20147

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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
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Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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