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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. 

CIB World Building Congress - Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016, Tampere, Finland - Picture 10 of 20
Winter is at its most beautiful in Tampere, Finland, which is the venue for the CIB World Building Congress in 2016. The lakes freeze over and the ice is so thick that you can even drive a car on it. At the time of the congress in June, the sun hardly sets at all.
Issue 8, 2014
W069 - Residential Studies: Explorations of Urban Residential Qualities - Situations of Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcaring in Inquiries of Trans Disciplinary Nature, 14-17 October 2015 in Goteborg, Sweden - First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The conference organisers welcome trans-disciplinary contributions relating to inventions of new ways of residing. Session themes include: dwelling, ageing, healthcaring, hybrid cross-programmes, research concepts, theories and methodologies.
Issue 8, 2014