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October 27, 2008

IBTS to Support Iberia Parish, Louisiana Hurricane Recovery

Iberia Parish, Louisiana, has selected the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) to provide disaster management consulting services to support local recovery from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike....more


October 20, 2008

Louisiana IBTS Wins Contract in the Town of Richmond

The Town of Richmond, Louisiana has awarded an agreement to Louisiana IBTS to provide full building code department services....more


October 16, 2008

Louisiana IBTS Wins Contract in Webster Parish

Louisiana IBTS has been awarded a contract by Webster Parish Police Jury for building/safety inspections and environmental hazard assessment services....more


October 13, 2008

IBTS Awarded Contract to Train Louisiana Building Code Professionals

A new state-funded training program will help develop capacity among Louisiana building and construction professionals in cities and parishes both to improve building safety and create new career development opportunities....more


September 28, 2008

IBTS Announces the Creation of its Disaster Management Group (DMG)

The Institute for Building Technology (IBTS) has created a new disaster management group to broaden its capacity to help communities recover from natural disasters. The action came in the wake of Hurricane Ike which devastated many Texas and Louisiana communities....more


August 24, 2008

Luisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Issues a Proclamation Commending IBTS's Efforts

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has proclaimed August 24-August 30, 2008 as Public Safety through Code Compliance Week in the state, and cites the Institute for Building Technology and Safety’s work in helping to implement the first statewide uniform building code....more


August 01, 2008

IBTS Assists with Flood Relief in Cedar Rapids, IA

The Institute for Building Technology & Safety (IBTS), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to emergency and disaster response, hazard mitigation, and building safety services, is helping Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in its recovery from the flooding that has plagued the upper Midwest...more


June 27, 2008

Louisiana IBTS Wins Contract in the City of Grambling

The Institute for Building Technology & Safety (IBTS), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to emergency and disaster response, hazard mitigation, and building safety services, is helping Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in its recovery from the flooding that has plagued the upper Midwest...more


June 20, 2008

Louisiana IBTS Wins Contract in the City of Tallulah

Louisiana IBTS has been awarded a contract by the City of Tallulah, Louisiana to provide full building code department services....more


June 09, 2008

Louisiana IBTS Wins DeSoto Parish Contract

Louisiana IBTS has been awarded a contract by De Soto Parish, Louisiana to provide full building code department services....more


May 01, 2008

Creating Building Code Departments for a Stronger Louisiana

Signed into law by Governor Kathleen Blanco on July 9, 2007, Louisiana Act 335 requires that all jurisdictions provide for plan reviews and inspections on all residential and commercial structures constructed in the state....more


April 01, 2008

Louisiana IBTS Wins Madison Parish Clerk of the Works Contract

Louisiana IBTS has been awarded a 'Clerk of the Works contract' to assist the Madison Parish School Board in the administration of construction contracts....more


March 14, 2008

IBTS Welcomes a New Certified Building Official: Solon Foster

Louisiana IBTS Inspector Solon Foster passed his Technical and Business/Legal Certified Building Official examinations with flying colors in March 2008, becoming the Institute’s newest CBO....more


March 01, 2008

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) Announces the Launch of Four New Websites

Herndon, VA. Using IBTS's broad range of technical services in building inspections, plan reviews, training, code compliance and more just got easier....more


February 01, 2008

IBTS Helps DC to Go Green

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety has been asked to assist the District of Columbia to implement its Green Building Policy Act of 2006....more


February 01, 2008

IBTS Obtains Green Rater Certification

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety has responded to public demand for green housing by obtaining certification as a Green Rater for both commercial and residential properties....more


January 02, 2008

IBTS Accepts the Challenge – Building Energy Efficient Homes in New York

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety put together a winning research team as it responded to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) challenge to design and build energy efficient homes....more


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