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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.

Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value
The journal seeks to be a source for documented performance information and to serve as a guidepost for lessons learned, best practices, the proliferation of performance based value models in the international built environment, as well as improving the delivery of services, including education.
Issue 7, 2016
Research Roadmap - Public Private Partnerships
Under the responsibility of CIB Task Group TG72 – Public Private Partnerships, Akintola Akintoye and Mohan Kumaraswamy authored the newest CIB Research Roadmap that can be downloaded for free. This research roadmap report highlights a number of significant challenges for PPP, along with some areas needing particular attention and further study.
Issue 7, 2016