BRIK: Building Research Information Database.

The National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announces the launch of BRIK: Building Research Information Database.

A collaborative effort, the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) is an interactive portal offering online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of building, from predesign, design, and construction through occupancy and reuse.

BRIK offers a user-friendly approach to those involved in creating the built environment—from researchers to clients to builders to designers to occupants—to help them find the building research, information, and knowledge they need to design, build, own, and operate high-performance buildings.

BRIK presents reseach programs and products in three, clearly defined and identified levels:

  • Partners’ research will be vetted under a Memorandum of Agreement with partnering non-profit associations, educational institutions, national labs, and government agencies;
  • Contributors’ research provided by firms and companies will be reviewed before posting; and
  • Individuals may submit research that will be reviewed before posting.

This is professional and academic peer reviewed research report searchable archive. It will launch with 500 documents and grow over time. It serves as a repository of legacy knowledge and new knowledge for the disciplines of design and construction to get timely and accurate information on building science topics.