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Newsletter 2013 - 7


Around Commissions
W114 - Earthquake Engineering and Buildings Introducing the New Coordinator
The CIB Programme Committee has appointed Dr Tomohisa Mukai from the Tokyo University of Science in Japan, as the New Coordinator of W114 on Earthquake Engineering and Buildings. Dr Mukai is the successor of Taiki Saito former Coordinator of W114.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Singapore - Realising Sustainability in the Tropics, 9-10 September 2013 in Singapore - Online Registration
The conference seeks to showcase built projects, ongoing research and governance models that specifically address life in the tropics; paradigms, processes and tools that can help designers, developers and policy-makers, buildings and neighbourhoods, cities and their surroundings, man and nature.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Graz - International Conference on Sustainable Buildings - Construction Products and Technologies, 25-28 September 2013 in Graz, Austria
Sub-topics include: Building sustainability certification, sustainability in real estate business, construction products regulation, innovative products/systems for sustainable buildings, retrofitting of buildings and building areas, best practice examples for new technologies and innovative concepts.
W078 - Information Technology for Construction 30th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry: Move Towards Smart Buildings, Infrastructures and Cities, 9-12 October 2013 in Beijing, China
The conference provides a unique opportunity for the researchers and professionals who are working in the disciplines to come together. It will facilitate them to learn, share and exchange about the latest researches and developments in this fast pace field.
CIB Co-sponsored: SEA Regional - SB13 Manila Conference: Sustainable Buildings, Infrastructure and Communities in Emerging Economics, 25-27 November 2013 in Manila, Philippines
The conference's primary goal is 'Inspiring, mobilising and capacity building of professionals and stakeholders towards a more sustainable built environment – including paths to low and zero-carbon buildings in the context of developing economies in SE Asian region'.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Dubai - Advancing the Green Agenda: Technology, Practices and Policies, 8-10 December 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Early bird registration deadline – 6th September 2013
This conference will focus on the issues and challenges facing the Green Agenda in the MENA & Asia region in general and the gulf region in particular. Countries in this region face different challenges than those faced by the Western & Developed countries.
CIB TG59 - People in Construction Conference, 6-8 April 2014 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa - First Announcement and Call for Papers
This internationally recognised and accredited conference provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners from developed, developing and underdeveloped nations to address fundamental problems and constraints that affect people in construction.
New Publications
W098 - Intelligent and Responsive Buildings: Publication on Intelligent Buildings - An Introduction
This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. The book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal with change.
Proceedings of the 7th Built Environment Conference
The conference had a broad scope and topics were organized around the conference theme of Development and Sustainability of the Built Environment. Of the 67 abstracts originally received, only 30 papers were finally accepted for presentation at the conference and inclusion in these proceedings.
TG85 - R&D Investment and Impact: Publication on Investing for Impact - Constructing a Better Built Environment
The free downloadable publication draws together research findings and case studies from TG85 members from across the globe. The evaluation of international case studies demonstrates examples of R&D investment models that provide return on investment and other benefits.
Encouraged Journals
Journal of Building Research & Information - Call for Papers: Special Issue - Net Positive Design
Increasing public and political awareness and concern regarding climate change and global environmental degradation is translating into a greater demand for demonstrated environmental responsibility, resulting in higher environmental performance requirements of buildings.
Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management
This Journal provides a niche forum to address interfaces between project management and asset management of building and civil engineering infrastructure. It connects both established and upcoming researchers with progressive practitioners in these fields.
Student Chapters
CIB Sebestyen Future Leaders Award 2013 - Call for Proposals
CIB Student Chapters are invited to submit a proposal for a project for the 2013 CIB Sebestyen Future Leaders Award. This invitation includes the traditional CIB Student Chapters that are linked to one University, and also the National- and International CIB Student Chapters that relate to a CIB Commission.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on CIB Members in July 2013 we have installed 5 Individual Members originating from Asia, Europe and North America.