Who We Are

IBTS employees working in a conference room in our Brooklyn, NY office.

IBTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit built on government partnerships with the goal of strengthening communities. We provide services to local, state, and federal governments that combine public sector credibility with private sector innovation.

Our Services

Since its inception, IBTS has worked to constantly expand its repertoire of services to meet the evolving needs of local, state and federal governments. We have a proven record of consistently providing quality services, including impartial evaluations, research and technical assistance.

Our services include:

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community.

Our Vision

IBTS is recognized by international, federal, state and local governments, industry and foundations for accelerating economic development while improving public safety and quality of life.

IBTS increases the cost efficiency and effectiveness of programs, reliability of and confidence in the standards and regulatory requirements being implemented within the governmental services and built environment.

As the preferred national compliance and program management service organization, IBTS develops and implements leading practices to meet government and private sector needs by providing services that combine public sector accountability with private sector flexibility.

Our History

During a 1996 needs assessment, the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS), along with the Council of State Governments and the National Governors Association, identified a lack of resources in the building codes and public safety field. As federal, state, and local governments downsized, many jurisdictions struggled to efficiently and cost-effectively enforce building codes.

From this need, the Institute for Building Technology and Safety was born. Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, IBTS was tasked with undertaking contract, grant, and cooperative agreement work on behalf of government entities across the nation.