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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 innovation for building and construction.

2017 Programme Committee Commendations
The CIB Programme Committee has selected one CIB Commission Coordinator, who receives a Commendation for extra ordinary performances or accomplishments in the previous year. The 2017 CIB PC Commendation has been awarded to the founding Coordinator of the CIB Commission W117- Performance Measurement Performance Measurement in Construction: Dr Dean Kashiwagi, Kashiwagi Solution Model Incorporated, USA.
Issue 2, 2018
CIB New Joint Coordinator
In February 2018 the CIB Programme Committee appointed Dr Ksenia Chmutina as Joint Coordinator of the CIB Commission W120- Disasters and the Built Environment. Dr Ksenia Chmutina is a Lecturer in Sustainable and Resilient Urbanism at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University, UK.
Issue 2, 2018