Mission statement

• Purpose, Scope and Objectives

CIB's Mission Statement
The purpose of CIB is to provide a global network for international exchange and cooperation in research and innovation in building and construction in support of an improved building process and of improved performance of the built environment.

The scope of CIB covers the technical, economic, environmental, organizational and other aspects of the built environment during all stages of its life cycle, addressing all steps in the process of basic and applied research, documentation and transfer of the research results, and the implementation and actual application of them.

The objectives of CIB are to be: a relevant source of information concerning research and innovation worldwide in the field of building and construction; a reliable and effective access point to the global research community and a forum for achieving a meaningful exchange between the entire spectrum of building and construction interests and the global research community.

In achieving its objectives CIB shall promote for international benefit appropriate collaboration with other international and national organisations.

CIB can act as a platform for every person active in the field of building and construction research and innovation who is looking for possibilities to improve his or her own performance through international cooperation and information exchange.

It makes no difference whether such a person is employed by a research institute, a construction company, a university, a governmental agency or by any other type of organisation, as long as that organisation is in some way involved in building and construction research and innovation and provided the person concerned is interested in international cooperation and information exchange.

Although most members of CIB are organisations, within the CIB community there is a strong emphasis on the interests of individual persons. And in line with this another way of characterising CIB is as follows:

CIB is a worldwide network of building and construction experts who improve their day to day performance through international cooperation and information exchange with their peers.