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CIB is the acronym of the abbreviated French (former) name: "Conseil International du Bâtiment" (in English this is: International Council for Building). In the course of 1998, the abbreviation has been kept but the full name changed into:


CIB was established in 1953 as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

CIB has since developed into a world wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations with a research, university, industry or government background, who collectively are active in all aspects of research and innvation for building and construction. 

W116 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environment: 5th CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE), 09-11 December 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa - Second Call for Abstract
The second call for abstracts for the fifth International Smart and Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SASBE2015) is now open. Deadline for abstract is 31 March 2015. The main theme of the conference is Constructing Capability for Change.
Issue 3, 2015
Free Downloadable Publication: W023 - Wall Structure: Defects in Masonry Walls - Guidance on Cracking: Identification, Prevention and Repair
The report focuses on proper serviceability behaviour of masonry walls. Topics include: Specifics of Masonry Walls and Identification of Defects, Prevention of Cracking, Repair Strategies, Guidance to Prevent and Repair Cracking in Masonry Walls.
Issue 2, 2015