The CABE has recently increased its membership in the USA, and is working with a number of key influential individuals to further increase its activity there. The CABE is looking forward to playing a larger role within Building Engineering in the USA, as such expertise can assist in developing knowledge, and also encourages best practice on a global level.
If you are interested in becoming a part of these exciting developments or you would like further information, contact the Membership Development Director, Tony Ginda at:


Industry Leaders Forum to Look at Lessons Learned From Katrina

Amid a brutal 2017 hurricane season, leading civil engineers will be meeting in New Orleans, bull's eye for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to consider what was learned and what still needs to be done to ensure greater infrastructure resilience. Read into what will be discussed at the ASCE 2017 Convention next month. 

Read the report here.

Report on Affordable Housing in NYC by NYBC

New York City on pace to meet the Mayor's target of 80,000 new affordable housing units constructed over ten years.

From January 2014 through June 2017, New York City produced a total of 25,342 new affordable housing units across the five boroughs. That represents approximately 32 percent of the Mayor’s construction target of 80,000 new affordable housing units over the course of a decade.

Read the rest of the New York City Construction Outlook Update report here

Upcoming Events

New York Building Congress - Construction Industry Breakfast

Date: 16 March 2018
Venue: 117 West 46th Street, New York NY 10036

Help forge a common agenda for New York Citys building industry, working with the overall design, construction and real estate community.

For more information, visit the NYBC website.

Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference - Philadelphia

Date: 15-18 April 2018
Venue: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) – Philadelphia will present the fifth triennial BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology™ (BEST5).

During this three-day Conference, look back on the history of buildings to gain inspiration on ways to achieve innovative strategies for energy efficiency and resiliency in existing and future building enclosures. 

For more information please visit the NIBS website

National Institute of Building Sciences USA

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Newsletter

To find out about upcoming industry events, please follow the link here.

News courtesy of the National Institute of Building Sciences

Memorandum of Understanding

The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in February 2017. A copy of which can be seen here



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Nilesh Lal | Treasurer


Ben Venktash | USA Chapter Ambassador