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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. 

Call for papers: special BRI-issue Overheating in Buildings
You are invited to submit an abstract for a journal paper in this special issue of Building Research and Information, which will highlight emerging research and compare international variations in responses to overheating. Deadline: 6 November 2015.
Issue 6, 2015
New Student Chapter Free State, Central University of Technology
A new Student Chapter at Free State, Central University of Technology has been established. One of its aims is to provide targeted forums for disseminating and sharing of research skills and research findings for the benefits of its members.
Issue 6, 2015