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Newsletter 2012 - 2


Around Commissions
TG72 - Public Private Partnership: Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Special Issue: "Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Theory and Practice" - Call for Papers
Topics for papers may include: the decision-making process for PPP selection and award; implementation and operation for PPP projects in the transport sector; PPP performance in the transport sector; and institutional issues concerning PPPs in the transport sector.
W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development: Report on Meeting on Assessment Tools for Urban Sustainability
The main subject of the meeting was to start a comparison of "Assessment Tools on Urban Sustainability", which is considered one of the most competitively progressing technological fields with diversity among research groups internationally, in relation to the subject of urban planning and sustainability.
W107 - Construction in Developing Countries: Report on the Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Construction in Developing Countries
The primary aim of the conference was to provide a forum for researchers, academia, professionals and government officials to exchange ideas on how the construction industry, through innovation and sustainable practices can enhance economic growth in the developing countries.
W112 - Culture in Construction, Report on Developments in Construction Culture Research: Overview of Activities
Attention to culture as an influencing topic within construction business-environments has become an increasingly serious topic, because today's world is increasingly globalizing, resulting in a continuous growth of multi-cultural human interactions. This is an overview of how CIB has so far addresses this issue of Culture in Construction.
W118 - Clients and Users in Construction: Introducing a New Joint Coordinator Prof. David Boyd
The CIB Board has appointed Prof.Dr. David Boyd as the new Joint Coordinator of CIB W118. Professor Boyd is Director of the Centre for Environment and Society at the Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. His research interests include knowledge-event management and philosophy of expertise.
Forthcoming Meetings
TG77 - Health and the Built Environment: CIB Webinar on WHO Guidelines and the Built Environment, 27 March 2012
At the Webinar WHO officers will present recent new WHO health guidelines and selected international experts on building and the built environment will assess the applicability of these guidelines in the built environment and the possible impact from such application.
W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: International Conference on Modelling and Building Safety, 10-11 September 2012 in Singapore
Amongst others the Themes and Topics of the conference are: behaviour-based safety, design for safety, regulations and incentives for safety, safety culture, safety benchmarking, integration of productivity, quality and safety performance parameters and safety and building information modelling.
W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: BIM & Safety Competition
The aim of this competition is to showcase the integrated design and collaborative features of BIM in enhancing safety on sites. Students and professionals are encouraged to use BIM to add the Safety Dimension for monitoring and improving safety performances on construction projects.
W078 - Information Technology for Construction: 29th International Conferences on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, Beirut, Lebanon, 17-19 October 2012
Researchers, academicians and practitioners in the AEC/FM industry are invited to submit papers representing original contributions on the themes given below. Papers can focus on divers IT aspects of design, construction or facility management.
TG72 - Public Private Partnership: International Conference on PPP Body of Knowledge (PPPBooK), Preston, UK, 18-20 March 2013
The conference main themes are: decision models/frameworks, policies and strategies, implementation - needs and issues, PPP markets, financing, performance, risk management, sustainability of PPP projects, governance & institutions, and managing change & innovation.
CIB Co-Sponsored: International 2013 IABSE Spring Conference: Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 6-8 May 2013
The conference is dedicated to the important topic to keep our infrastructure in a good condition. The themes and topics are: load carrying capacity and remaining lifetime; assessment of structural condition; modernisation and refurbishment; materials and products; and structural verification.
New Publications
W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: Proceedings of CIB W099 Conference Prevention - Means to the End of Construction Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities
Among the themes of the papers are: design for safety & health; ergonomics & human factors; health and demographic factors; international benchmarking; legal issues; management & organization; NORA falls/fatalities; NORA green jobs; OSH case studies; and risk analyses & methods.
W018 - Timber Structures: Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting, Alghero, Italy, August 2011
These proceedings include the Minutes and 27 papers. The papers address the following topics: limit state design codes; stress grading; stresses for solid timber; timber joints and fasteners; timber beams; laminated members; structural stability; and fire.
W104 - Open Building Implementation/W110 - Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing: Proceedings of the Joint Conference: Architecture in the Fourth Dimension
The themes of this Conference were: open building theory and methods; customization and change in housing; open building in healthcare and laboratories; open building in urbanism, development and city planning; open building technology; and informal settelement and affordable housing.
Encouraged Journals
CIB Recognised Journal Construction Management and Economics: Special Issue - Occupational Health and Safety in the Construction Industry - Call for Papers
This Special Issue will draw upon international research on how OHS can be better achieved through integrative strategies, whether these be organizational, technological or cultural and will also invite notes from government and industry policy-makers.
Building Research & Information: Special Issue on Regenerative Design and Development
This special issue of BRI explores the emerging theory and practice of "regenerative" design as it applies to community planning and building design. Regenerative design challenges the orthodoxy of current green building practice and the design tools that support it.
Members Section Full Member Profile
Department of Construction Engineering Escola Politecnica, University of Sao Paulo - USP
Among the main fields or research at the Department are: real estate; urban engineering; materials and components; building systems; computational technology for construction; and construction technology and production management. The Department is a Full Member of CIB since 1998.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on new CIB Members last December we have installed 8 new Members: 3 Associate Members and 5 Individual Members. The new Associate Members are Universities in Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom.