The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have developed the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK), an interactive portal offering free online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of the built environment, from pre-design through occupancy and reuse.
• Interactivity: all users may comment on and rate research projects publicly.
• Comprehensive search ability: research projects are searchable by text, title, keyword, taxonomy and contributor.
• Events calendar: BRIK keeps users abreast of research-related events concerning the built environment.
• Connectivity: BRIK will feature RSS feeds, Twitter links, and bookmarking capabilities.
For further information on BRIK and on how to become a Knowledge Contributor, visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” section on the website home page, www.brikbase.org.
For more information: http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB097062