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Newsletter 2012 - 5


From the CIB Partners
Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings: First Questionnaire on Priority Research Topics
The aim of this questionnaire is to create an extensive agenda for necessary future tall building research in order to advance the typology in the coming years. In order to achieve these ambitions, expert opinions through an on-line survey are being gathered.
From the CIB Management
Introducing New Board Members
The CIB General Assembly elected two new Board Members for the remainder of the 2010-2013 term. Mr. Theuns Knoetze, South Africa succeeds Ronnie Khoza, CIDB, South Africa, as Guest of the CIB Board. Mr. Pieter Burghout, New Zealand replaces Chirs Kane, BRANZ, New Zealand.
Towards a New Fee and Membership System
At the 2013 CIB General Assembly the current CIB Board envisages to propose a new fee and membership system. Different member categories will be offered different members benefits, for which they will pay a different fee. Packages of member benefits will be elaborated in detail.
New CIB Regional Office in Dubai - CIB MENA Research Network
CIB has established a Regional Office in Dubai in support of a new regional network for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This new network (CIB MENA) should enable CIB to work closely with local construction industries across the region and its stakeholders.
Forthcoming Meetings
W107 - Construction in Developing Countries: World Construction Symposium 2012 - Global Challenges in Construction Industry, Sri Lanka, Colombo, 28-30 June 2012 - Second Announcement
This Symposium is significant in the backdrop of Sri Lanka's post-conflict reconstruction and development and in the context of the current construction industry boom. The industry is fast developing, creating opportunities to all its stakeholders and quite importantly to foreign stakeholders and investors as well.
W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: International Conference on Modelling and Building Safety, Singapore, 10-11 September 2012 - Second Announcement
This conference will offer the opportunity for participants to gain inimitable insights into the most effective ways and means of improving the safety performance of the construction industries globally. Among the topics are achieving the goal of zero incidents and behaviour based safety.
CIB Co-Sponsored: SB13 Munich - Sustainable Building Conference on Implementing Sustainability - Barriers and Chances, Munich, Germany, 10 - 12 April 2013 - Second Announcement
The program will be based on the following five topics: political frameworks; sustainable urban and regional planning; design, architecture and education; methodologies and tools for planning, operation and deconstruction processes of buildings; and technologies, material and product innovations.
TG63 - Disasters and the Built Environment: Making Cities More Resilient: Special Conference Session as part of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 5-9 May 2013 - Call for Papers
The session aims to gather research results and studies related to 'Making cities more resilient' from around the world. Researchers, students, practitioners, government officials, NGOs, and others are welcome to submit papers.
WBC Congress Session on Architectural Management & IDDS, Brisbane, Australia, 5-9 May 2013 - Call for Abstracts
Abstracts for this joint W078, W096, W102 and IDDS Group Session should address one or more of the the following sub-themes: the integrated architectural design; design process integration and collaboration; and improving societal performance. The Call for Abstracts closes on June 30.
CIB Co-Sponsored: International 2013 IABSE Spring Conference: Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructure, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 6-8 May 2013
The availability, reliability and capacity of structures as part of infrastructure are very important for the economical growth and development of regions and cities. Asset management of bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure needs insight into the condition of their structures through proper assessment.
CIB Co-Sponsored: SB13 Oulu - Sustainable Procurement in Urban Regeneration and Renovation - Northern Europe and North-West Russia, Oulu, Finland, 21-25 May 2013
Abstract submission is now possible through the website. Deadline for abstract submission is 31 August 2012. The first two Keynote Speakers have been confirmed: Prof. John Robinson, University of British Columbia, Canada and Prof. Gudni Johannesson, National Energy Authority, Iceland.
CIB Co-sponsored: 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization: Green Urbanisation - Implications for Value Creation, 12-14 June 2013 Trondheim, Norway
The conference will have a special focus on construction economy and organisation with a Nordic perspective. Participants from non-Nordic countries and presentations on related topics are welcome, and should challenge or contrast the Nordic dimension for deeper discussions.
CIB Co-Sponsored: CESB13 Prague - Sustainable Building Conference: Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-28 June 2013 - Second Announcement
Amongst the suggested topics are: sustainable refurbishment of existing building stock; industrial heritage regeneration; low-tech and high-tech materials and technologies for sustainable buildings; integrated building design; and sustainable building in education.
CIB Co-Sponsored: SB13 Graz - Sustainable Building Conference, Graz, Austria, 26-28 September 2013
Among the suggested topics are: blue buildings: building sustainability certification, sustainability in real estate business; green products: construction products regulation; and retrofitting Okosan'13: frame conditions for high-quality retrofit, life cycle analysis of buildings.
Student Chapters
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University CIB Student Chapter: Newsletter No. 10, May 2012
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University CIB Student Chapter enters into its 10th Anniversary and has produced newsletter no. 10. This Chapter newsletter reports on numerous activities organized by the students and staff who support the Chapter.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on CIB Members last April we have installed 3 new Individual Members. Two are from China PR and one from the United States.