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  - W099 - Report Conference 2005
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Forthcoming Meetings
  - becon2005
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  - Informal Settlements
  - CONPAT 2005
  - Smart and Sustainable
  - Spatial Planning
  - Safety and Health
New Publications
  - SB04 South-East Asia
Encouraged Journals
  - Financial Management

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Newsletter 2005 - 3


Around Commissions
TG23 - Culture in Construction: Report on the Meeting held on 15 June 2005, Helsinki, Finland
CIB TG23 on "Culture in Construction" held its annual meeting on 15 June 2005, in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with the 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - COMBINING FORCES. Items discussed include a review of national profiles Inventory of Culture in Construction and the so-called 'OCAI-questionnaire' focusing on comparing culture in construction processes.
TG59 - People in Construction: Meeting Report held on 17 June 2005, Helsinki, Finland
CIB TG59 on “People in Construction” held its first annual meeting on June 17th 2005 in Helsinki, Finland, in conjunction with the 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - COMBINING FORCES. The topics discussed include the labor market and its dynamics, national and international work migration and free labor market on the macro level, and the reality of work on construction sites, the linkages between skills and performance/productivity, and the meaning of ‘Human Resource Management’ in this context, at the micro-level.
W055 - Building Economics and W065 - Organization and Management of Construction: Report from W055/W065 Commission Meetings held on 13 June 2005 in Helsinki, Finland
CIB W055 on "Building Economics" and W065 on "Organization and Management of Construction" held a Joint Commission meeting on 13 June 2005 in Helsinki, Finland, in conjunction with the 11th CIB International Symposium COMBINING FORCES. Issues discussed include themes selection for the 2006 Symposium taking lace in Rome, Italy, and the preparation of a Book on “Theoretical Issues in Construction Economics”.
W083 - Roofing Materials and Systems: Report from the W083 Annual Meeting held on 17 April 2005, Lyon, France
The CIB W083 Commission on "Roofing Materials and Systems" held its Annual Meeting on April 17, 2005 in Lyon, France, in conjunction with the 10DBMC conference. Main items discussed include the finalization of work planned for publication by 2006, the review of the final draft report prepared by Working Group 1 on "Condition Assessment of In-place Membranes" and decision on topics for future work.
W099 - Quality and Safety on Construction Sites: Report on the Annual Commission Meeting, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 20 May 2005
CIB W099 held its annual meeting on 20 May 2005 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in conjunction with"the 4th CIB W099 Triennial International Conference on Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. The name of the commission, and subsequently the focus of the group and its mission statement were discussed and redefined.
W099 - Quality and Safety on Construction Sites: Report on the W099 Triennial International Conference on Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 17-20 May 2005
The 4th CIB W099 Triennial International Conference on Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality was successfully convened in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from 17-20 May 2005. The conference focused on the challenges that the present status of safety, health and quality pose to the construction industry and options for international cooperation on the issue.
From the CIB General Secretariat
Special Offer from ICONDA: Reduced Subscription Fees for CIB Members
ICONDA - The International CONstruction DAtabase - and CIB are currently developing an agreement that will contribute to enhance their collaboration. As a lead towards the agreement, ICONDA is offering a reduced fee subscription to CIB members. In addition to the discount to all CIB members, special fares are offered to members from Developing Countries and from CIB Endorsed Student Chapters.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB Co-Sponsored: becon2005: The 1st International Conference on Built Environment Complexity, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 11-14 September 2005 - Last Announcement
becon2005: The International Conference on Built Environment Complexity" co-sponsored CIB will take place on 11-14 September, in Liverpool, UK. Conference themes address complexity aspects in Modeling project management, Sustainable development, Modeling whole life, Construction information technology, Architectural and design and Project procurement.
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: 31st International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Brussels, Belgium, 14-16 September 2005
The 31st International Symposium of CIB W062 will take place from 14-16 September 2005 in Brussels, Belgium. This symposium is open to all experts, practitioners and others involved in the field of water supply and drainage for buildings. During the 6 technical sessions an overview of the latest technological developments will be presented through 36 papers covering Sustainable Construction, Risk for Infection Spread, Modeling and Sanitary Hot Water.
W110 - Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing: Latin America Regional Meeting in Conjunction with CONPAT 2005, Asuncion, Paraguay, 17 September 2005
A Latin America Regional meeting of CIB W110 on "Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing" will take place in conjunction with CONPAT 2005 on Saturday, 17 September 2005. The meeting will focus on "Best Practices on Failures in Urban Housing and Informal Settlements, and Technology Transfer on Sustainable Constructions".
CIB Co-Sponsored: CONPAT 2005 - 8th Latin American Congress on Pathology of Construction - 10th Congress on Control of Quality in Construction, Asuncion, Paraguay, 19-21 September 2005
The 8th Latin American Congress on Pathology of Construction 10th Congress on Control of Quality in Construction 19-21 September 2005, Asuncion, Paraguay. The main themes of the conference are on Quality Control, Building Pathology and Rehabilitation of Buildings.
TG55 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environment: 2nd International Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, 26 September 2005
CIB TG55 on "Smart and Sustainable Built Environments" will hold its annual meeting and a workshop on 26 September 2005 in Tokyo, Japan, in conjunction with the SB05 Conference. The focus will be on information dissemination and promotion of international exemplar projects of research and practice in developing smart and sustainable built environments, through presentation of position papers and discussions.
W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development: Annual W101 Meeting 2005, Tokyo, Japan, 29 September 2005
CIB W101 on “Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development” will hold its annual meeting on 29 September 2005 in Tokyo, Japan, in conjunction with the SB05 Conference. The meeting will address the achievement and maintenance of sustainable cities, space making in cities, effective urban regeneration and the adoption of integrated planning systems. The Japanese concept of Bonsai City – a new keyword for sustainability from traditional art of planting to art of planning – will be introduced and discussed.
W099 - Safety and Health on Construction Sites: International Conference on Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction, Beijing, China, 28-30 June 2006
The International Conference on Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction 28-30 June 2006, Beijing, China. Conference topics include, but are not limited to, Planning and government supervision/management, International best practices, Standards and guidelines, Culture and its influence, Education, training, and continuous learning and Risk analysis and decision-making. Organizers hereby send a Call for Papers for Conference.
New Publications
Proceedings of the Regional Conference on Sustainable Building (SB04) South-East Asia
The organizers of the Conference on Sustainable Building South-East Asia (SB04 series), that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 - 13 April 2005, are hereby presenting the conference Proceedings. The topics of papers include Sustainable Construction in Asia, Urban and Environmental Sustainability, Education for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy Technologies and a number of Case Studies.
Encouraged Journals
Introducing a New CIB Encouraged Journal: The Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction (JFMPC)
The Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction (JFMPC), edited by Drs. Akintola Akintoye and Jim Birnie from the Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK, is now added to the list of "CIB Encouraged Journals". The JFMPC publishes original manuscripts (theoretical and empirical) on issues dealing with project and corporate financing, risk management, property market analysis, modeling and forecasting, capital structure decisions and management and investment theory and practice.