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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.

SBE16 Tallinn & Helsinki conference
Build Green and Renovate Deep Conference will be held on 5-7 October 2016. Green is here – in design, construction and maintenance, and also as investments, challenges and opportunities. But what lies behind the buzzword for the construction sector? The SBE16 Conference will find it out by defining the frontline of research and development.
Issue 6, 2016
Routledge / CIB Book Series
For nearly two decades Routledge has been publishing research output generated trough CIB into its CIB Book Series. The series includes peer reviewed titles that cover everything from construction innovation, investment and procurement, trough to safety, dispute resolution and sustainability. All CIB members are eligible for a 20% discount on all Routledge titles.
Issue 6, 2016