Advancing life-cycle performance will be the focus of Building Innovation 2014, the National Institute of Building Sciences' second annual conference and exposition, Jan. 6-10 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Among the educational sessions, technology demonstrations, and networking opportunities scheduled are:

• The plenary symposium, during which presenters will discuss the collaboration of building-industry professionals in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining high-performance buildings.

• The Multihazard Mitigation Council Symposium: "Life-Cycle Performance: Moving Forward to More Resilient Communities."

• The buildingSMART alliance Conference.

• FEDCon: "The Annual Market Outlook on Federal Construction."

• The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council Symposium: "Building Enclosures for Life: Design, Efficiency, Adaptability and Recyclability."

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Symposium: "Beyond Green: Guidance for Life-Cycle Performance."

• The Low Vision Design Committee Symposium: "Creating Flexible Environments for People With Low Vision."

• The Integrated Resilient Design Program Symposium: "Measuring and Improving Resilience of Existing Facilities."

• The Commissioning Symposium: "Optimizing Performance Through Commissioning."

• The Facility Maintenance & Operations Committee Symposium.

• The BIM Education Symposium and Information Exchanges.

• The institute's 40th Anniversary Reception and Annual Awards Banquet.

• Keynote lunches, the Beyond Green Awards Luncheon, and an exhibitors reception.

Early-bird registration will end Oct. 31. For more information, click here.