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Forthcoming Meetings
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  - Smart and Sustainable 2012
  - Water Supply and Drainage
  - Green Cities
  - IT in Construction in MENA
  - SB13 Oulu
New Publications
  - Wall Structures
  - Water Supply and Drainage
  - Delivering Value
  - IT for Construction
Encouraged Journals
  - Smart and Sustainable
  - Financial Management
  - Facilities

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Newsletter 2012 - 3


Around Commissions
Report on the Joint International CIB W070, W092 & TG72 Conference: Delivering Value to the Community
The main theme of the conference was how the development, procurement, delivery and management of built assets and facilities can deliver value to all stakeholders, including the wider community. The conference also provided a timely opportunity to address some burning issues around PPP.
Forthcoming Meetings
TG77 - Health and the Built Environment: CIB Webinar on WHO Guidelines and the Built Environment, Second Announcement, 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 application.
TG63 - Disasters and the Built Environment: CIB - UNISDR: Resilient Cities Webinars, 29 May - 1 June 2012
CIB and UNISDR are hosting a series of webinars on the topic of Building Disaster Resilient Cities. The themes for the webinars include: urban planning, engaging stakeholders, post-disaster reconstruction and ten essentials for making cities resilient. Attendance of the webinars is free.
W116 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environment: 4th CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments (SASBE2012), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 28-30 June 2012
Confirmed keynote speakers are Wim Bakens, Secretary General of CIB, Claude Ouimet, Senior Vice President and General Manager for InterfaceFLOR in Canada and Latin America, Dr. Ing Doreen Kalz, Dipl.-Ing in Mechanical Engineering and Sere Salat, a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the ENA.
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: 38th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, 27-30 August 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The 38th International Symposium Water Supply and Drainage is open to all who have an interest in the field of water supply and drainage for buildings, and participants typically include: practitioners; academics; manufacturers; code authorities; and consultant engineers.
W115 - Construction Materials Stewardship: 1st International Green Design Conference "Green Cities, Buildings and Products", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27-30 September 2012
Among the conference themes are: green materials and technologies covering issues of waste materials as source for new products, methods for effective material recovery; social cohesion and cultural continuity; mobility and infrastructure; energy solutions; and urban landscaping and farming.
Special Track on Construction Industry in the MENA - Middle East and North Africa, as part of the CIB W078 Conference on Application of IT in the AEC Industry, Beirut, Lebanon, 17-19 October 2012
The CIB MENA Research Network role should be pivotal in identifying the research agenda and priorities; facilitate the creation of knowledge networks to share knowledge and experience; facilitate the creation of research task groups around areas of significant interest; and organize events.
CIB Co-Sponsored: SB13 Oulu - Sustainable Procurement in Urban Regeneration and Renovation - Northern Europe and North-West Russia - First Announcement, Oulu, Finland, 21-25 May 2013
The SB13 Oulu conference will address six sub-themes: governance; business models; sustainable solutions and urban regeneration; sustainable policy and responsibility; sustainable management methods and tools; and sustainability of building materials.
New Publications
W023 - Wall Structures: Meeting Report of the 48th Commission Meeting, Berlin, Germany, October 2011
The publication contains meeting minutes plus PowerPoint Presentations. It contains two parts: part 1 is on the Workshop on EC 6 - Experiences and Applications, part 2 is about the Commission meeting. The publication is downloadable for free from CIB's website.
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: Proceedings of 37th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage, September 2011
The papers address the following six themes: use of rainwater and reuse of waste water; water supply: miscellaneous; drainage: miscellaneous; standards and codes, health aspects and water quality; sustainable construction and climate change; and water efficiency, energy and GHG emissions.
Proceedings of the Joint CIB W070, W092 & TG72 International Conference: Delivering Value to the Community
Among the topics of papers presented were: strategic facilities management; law & contract; value enhancement; inter-organisational relations & supply chain; work, worker & workplace; sustainable facilities management; public private partnership; and case studies in facilities management.
Proceedings of the W078/W102 Conference: Computer, Knowledge, Building
The free downloadable proceedings reflect up-to-date developments and future exploration of the leverage expected from ICT in Construction. Sessions and workshops provided information on the achievements and trends in research, development, standardisation and industrial implementation.
Encouraged Journals
Inaugural Issue of the Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) Journal
SASBE aims to inform research and industry practice on integrated approaches to developing smart and sustainable built environments. To celebrate the forthcoming issue of the inaugural issue in June, Emerald is inviting people to read six pre-published papers of this issue for free.
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction: Call for Papers
Suggested themes include: investment performance analysis; real estate finance; asset and corporate real estate management; property taxation policy and performance; property development and urban regeneration; and property related local government finance mechanisms.
The CIB Encouraged Journal Facilities Celebrates its 30th Anniversary this Year
Facilities management has undergone a number of reinventions over the last 30 years. This has been witnessed by CIB Working Commission W070. As a small acknowledgement of their contribution the publishers of Facilities would like to make it available free of charge till 18 March to CIB members.