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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. 

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
CIB New Publication: TG85 - R&D Investment and Impact
Based on a review of international R&D initiatives, this book explores how policy makers and industry leaders can better target future investment; and how industry and researchers can manage their efforts to improve productivity while addressing environmental and social needs of their communities.
Issue 5, 2014