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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. 

W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: 40th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Building, 8-10 September 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The symposium will provide a forum where participants will exchange information on: results of recent researches; industrial researches and developments; performances of building systems; models and procedures for design; codes of practice and standards.
Issue 3, 2014
CIB Co-sponsored: 1st International Symposium on Building Pathology (ISBP), 24-27 March 2015 in Porto, Portugal - First Announcement and Call for Papers
Symposium themes include: Structural and hygrothermal pathologies, diagnosis techniques, building pathology vs durability, asset and maintenance management, information dissemination, building performance simulation and case studies.
Issue 3, 2014