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New Publications
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Encouraged Journals
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Newsletter 2010 - 4


From CIB Co-Sponsored Events
Report of the Conference SB10 Algarve "Affordable to All" held in March 2010 in Algarve, Portugal
The most predominantly discussed topics included: economic aspects, costs and affordability, initial investment and operation costs and financing and procurement, but also topics as energy, climate change, use of soil and biodiversity, materials, water issues, health and comfort and accessibility and adaptability.
Report of the SB10 Conference held in February 2010 in Seoul, Korea
SB10 Seoul offered 3 special symposia on SB Education, Sustainable Super Tall Building and SB Evalution. There were two technical visits and as a part of SB10 Seoul an international Student Design Competetition for Sustainable Building was hosted.
From the CIB General Secretariat
CIB Guidelines Revision
The General Secretariat together with the Board has begun a process of revision of the guidelines. The two guidelines that are the first to emerge are about CIB Student Chapters and CIB Sponsorship of Conferences. Expected next ones will be about Encouraged Journals, CIB Conferences and Publications.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB World Building Congress, Salford Quays, United Kingdom, 10-13 May 2010: Plenary Sessions and Workshops of Special Importance to Industry and Policy Makers
Themes for the congress are: Meeting Society's Challenges, Building a Modern, Effective Industry and Maximising Value for the Future. Topics for specialist workshops include: healthy buildings, learning environments, integrated design & delivery, mediation, innovation, economy, Smart-ECO and education.
Sustaining the Construction Industry - Addressing the Global Economic Crisis, Salford, United Kingdom, 13 May 2010
The Workshop addresses the global economic crisis and focuses on the value of foresight studies and on the issue of sustaining business in the face of the new economic reality. The outcome will contribute to a report on the prospects for business recovery and sustainability in construction.
Special Workshop on Sustainable and Smart-ECO Buildings, Salford, United Kingdom, 13 May 2010
The vision for sustainable smart-ECO buildings in the EU, outlines an ambitious direction of development for the time-frame 2010 to 2030. Innovations to support the vision are being described followed by an evaluation of these innovations identifying those with the largest potential.
TG72 - Public Private Partnership: Special Session on Public Private Partnership at the Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Conference, Pennsylvania, United States, 9-11 June 2010
Papers for the TG72 session are almost finalised. Nine (9) papers have been accepted up to the end of March 2010. These originate from authors based in many countries with a wide geographical spread, confirming the growing global interest and activities in PPP.
36th International Symposium of CIB W062 on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Sydney, Australia, 8-10 November 2010
The objective of the symposium is to provide a forum where participants will exchange information on: recent research results; industrial developments; the characteristics and performances of existing systems; data for design; and codes and standards.
SB10 Sao Paulo "Instrumenting Change", Sao Paulo, Brazil, 8-9 November 2010
Among the topics are: advanced building design and construction, affordable social housing and settlements, sustainable renovation and refurbishment, sustainable urban models and infrastructure, policy and legislation for SB, and integrated project delivery and updated contracting models.
W080 - Prediction of Service Life of Building Materials and Components: 12th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Porto, Portugal, 12-15 April 2011
Among the themes are the durability approach for historical and old buildings, building pathology vs. durability, asset and maintenance management, durability of innovative materials, standardisation and regulations, and information technology as a tool for durable construction design.
New Publications
W107 - Construction in Developing Countries: Proceedings from the International Symposium on Construction in Developing Economies "Commonalities Among Diversities"
The W107 Symposium was a major event participated by practitioners and researchers from developing and developed countries in the areas of design and construction management, construction economics, real estate management and facilities management.
Proceedings of Portugal SB10 Sustainable Building Affordable to All: Low Cost Sustainable Solutions
The issues presented are included in six chapters: six invited keynote speakers, policies to low cost sustainable construction, low cost sustainable building solutions, high performance sustainable tuilding solutions, monitoring and evaluation, and case-studies.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia SB10 Seoul
The theme of SB10 SEOUL conference, "Sustainable Building Assessment Technology and Strategies for Higher Education" was selected to expand knowledge of the current state and the direction of the future of sustainable building assessment technology.
Encouraged Journals
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment - Free Access First Issue
The issue contains articles on the built environment discipline's role in the development of society's resilience to disasters, disaster impact analysis, vulnerability, post-disaster reconstruction, managing urban disasters and post disaster housing reconstruction.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on new CIB Members last February we have installed 6 new Members: 1 Associate Member and 5 Individual Members. The Individual Members are from Finland, Germany, India and the United States.The new Associate Member is the University of Westminster, UK.