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CIB in Brief

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. 

Global Construction Data: Free Webinar on International Aspects of Construction and the Built Environment, 24th April 2014, Starting Time: 10:00 AM (UK Time) = 9:00 AM CET
The webinar addressess: examples of existing international construction labour statistics and statistics on international flows of construction products and materials, weaknesses of international data and methods to overcome these, and modeling a data set of international construction statistics.
Issue 3, 2014
CIB Co-sponsored: 1st International Symposium on Building Pathology (ISBP), 24-27 March 2015 in Porto, Portugal - First Announcement and Call for Papers
Symposium themes include: Structural and hygrothermal pathologies, diagnosis techniques, building pathology vs durability, asset and maintenance management, information dissemination, building performance simulation and case studies.
Issue 3, 2014