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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. 

CIB Co-sponsored: 9th ASOCSA Built Environment Conference, 31 May - 2 June 2015 in Durban, South Africa - Call for Abstract
The main conference theme is: Reflections on Directions in Infrastructure Delivery and Sustainability. Sub-themes include: Infrastructure development management, integrated project delivery (IPD) including professional practice, sustainable green building, innovative construction education.
Issue 6, 2014
Conference Report: CIB W107 Conference on Construction in Developing Countries and its Contribution to Sustainable Development held in Lagos, Nigeria January 2014
Conference Observations and Recommendations address following topics: Construction industry development boards, collaborative procurement approaches, informal settlements, professional associations, regulations, stadards, higher educational institutions.
Issue 6, 2014