Tag: advocacy

The Biden Administration and Construction

April 01, 2021

In his first few days in office, President Joe Biden made several executive orders related to the construction industry, many of them simply revoking executive orders created by his predecessor. Here’s a quick rundown of a few of them. Paris Climate Agreement: President Joe Biden signed an executive order beginning the 30-day process for the […]

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IIBEC Welcomes John Boling as Director of Government Relations

March 12, 2021

John Boling has joined the IIBEC team as the new director of government relations. He will focus on increasing IIBEC’s influence on federal, state, provincial, and local public policy, helping shape codes and standards, expanding IIBEC’s influence in the building industry, and increasing the relevance and value of IIBEC’s policy positions. Located in the Washington, […]

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Legislative Victories Mark the End of Congress for IIBEC

January 13, 2021

IIBEC Takes Lead on Brooks Act and Reverse Auctions Wins On Monday, December 21, 2020, when the United States Congress passed its year-end omnibus spending bill, two of IIBEC’s key legislative priorities were included in the final bill. A week later, the president signed the legislation, and they became law. As a result, the General […]

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Brooks Act Turns 48

November 17, 2020

By Brian Gardiner Forty-eight years ago in October, the Brooks Act (Public Law 92-582) was enacted, requiring a qualifications-based selection (QBS) process for choosing design professionals on federal projects. The federal government uses QBS as incorporated into Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6 – Architect-Engineer Services. Over 45 states have adopted some form of QBS. […]

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