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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.

Research Roadmap Disasters and the Built Environment
CIB Commission W120 – Disasters and the Built Environment, in collaboration with UNISDR – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – published a Research Roadmap focussing on how research can contribute to the planning for, and the design, construction and management of a built environment that has a maximum resilience against disasters. The publication can be downloaded (for free).
Issue 6, 2016
CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award 2016
CIB Student Chapters are invited to submit a proposal for a project for the 2016 CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award. Preference will be given to proposals for projects with defined outcomes that will contribute to one or more of CIB's current Priority Themes: Sustainable Construction, Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions and Resilient Urbanization.
Issue 6, 2016