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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. 

Free CIB Innovation Webinar: Using BIM to Enhance Construction Safety and Health, May 7, 2014
This Webinar is part of a series of CIB Pilot Innovation Webinars that take place in May - June 2014. Topics in this Webinar include: BIM and Design for Lifecycle Safety, BIM promoting construction site safety - Industry examples, BIM in support of Determining Productivity and Safety Index.
Issue 3, 2014
WBC16, CIB World Building Congress 2016: Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016 in Tampere, Finland - First Announcement
The organisers recognize the different needs of various CIB groups. The Congress will employ versatile methods to maximize interaction and participation opportunities, including presentations of best practices and case studies, demonstrations, workshops and round table discussions.
Issue 3, 2014