The National Institute of Building Sciences is taking its annual meeting online, with the aim to reach a much broader built environment audience.

Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition will take place Aug. 18-19.

“We have been working around the clock to present the best material for our members and a growing number of attendees, and it became clear Building Innovation needed to move online,” says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “This year, Building Innovation will deliver two days of critically important educational sessions with the top experts in the industry.”

Given the difficulty of the COVID-19 atmosphere, BI2020: Virtual Edition will ensure the utmost safety for everyone.

BI2020 is open to anyone within the building industry. Sessions will cover a spectrum of developments in the areas of workforce, technology, resilience, facility management, and the challenges that COVID-19 brings to the built environment.

BI2020 also will feature a “pay what you can” registration fee, ranging from free to a maximum of $395. All registration fees will be used to support the NIBS mission and the greater U.S. built environment.

Building Innovation is a premiere event for the built world. BI2020 brings together innovators, local, state and government leaders, public and private sector representatives, and officials from building and construction.

The event title sponsor is the International Code Council.