National Institute of Building Sciences

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The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. In establishing NIBS, Congress recognized the need for an organization that could serve as an interface between government and the private sector. The Institute's public interest mission is to: improve the building regulatory environment; facilitate the introduction of new and existing products and technology into the building process; and disseminate nationally recognized technical and regulatory information.

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