The Consultative Council assembles high-level building community representatives to make recommendations directly to the executive and legislative branches of government to improve our nation's buildings and infrastructure.
Each year, the Consultative Council publishes the Moving Forward Report to investigate key issues, offering solutions to overcoming these challenges. The 2019 Moving Forward Report examined three critical areas identified by building industry leaders and the Consultative Council: developing a skilled 21st-century workforce, resilience in adapting to climate change, and driving the use of new technologies.
Convening Thought Leaders
To bring together industry leaders and experts from across the built environment to improve our nation's infrastructure and buildings
To assemble experts who identify key issues they believe will be facing the industry in the year ahead
To develop and publish a yearly report that offers solutions to key challenges the built environment faces
The council provides a forum for regular interaction and discussion among key organizations. These organizations represent consumers, architects, engineers, government officials, contractors, researchers, and housing officials.
Mark N. Dorsey, CAE FASEI
CEO, Construction Specifications Institute
Katharine E. Morgan
President, ASTM International
Board of Directors Liaison
Thomas Izbicki, PE, FSFPE
Principal, CPL Architects and Engineers
Kyle Barry, PMP
Sr. Project Manager, National Institute of Building Sciences
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COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series
Bringing America back to work and restarting the economy will take planning and vision. Any movement in the direction toward reentering and repopulating buildings, businesses, and transportation systems must follow the health and safety guidelines set forth by science and data, the federal government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization. To meet this challenge, the Consultative Council sponsored a series of COVID-19 virtual town halls.
Should you have any additional questions about the Consultative Council or would like to know more about the council's activities, please contact:
Kyle Barry, PMP
Sr. Project Manager
National Institute of Building Sciences