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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 5.000 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.

Climate Change and Regulations
BRI Special Issue on Climate Change and Regulations.This special issue explores the rationale and performance of current building regulations, their possible alteration and more radical alternatives. It asks what forms of policy design are appropriate for mitigating and adapting buildings to climate change - particularly for the existing building stock.
Issue 4, 2016
Research Roadmaps Summary Sessions, part of the WBC in Tampere, June 3
These sessions provide a quick overview of the various Research Roadmaps as already develop or in the process of being developed by CIB Commissions and Priority Themes. Such roadmaps are especially important for people in both academia, in the Industry and in government with an interest in strategic directions for research and innovation for building and construction.
Issue 4, 2016