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Newsletter 2014 - 7


Around Commissions
Report on the Session on CIB W104 Open Building Implementation at the UIA Congress Durban
In this paper session of its 19th international conference on Open Building, several areas of research were presented: community participation, building renovation, healthcare, comparative studies on building cultures, design methodology, and building technology.
TG90 - Information Integration in Construction: Introducing a New Task Group and its Coordinators
The CIB Board approved establishment of the new Commission TG90 - Information Integration in Construction, and appointed three joint Coordinators, Keith Hampson and Adriana X Sanchez, MSc, both at (SBEnrc) - Curtin University, Australia, and Rasmus Rempling, at Chalmers University, Sweden.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB Co-sponsored: International Fire Conference, Exhibition and Workshop on Fire Safety for All in Buildings - Reboot & Reload, 09-10 April 2015 in Dublin, Ireland
In addition to presentations on real accessibility for all, fire safety for all in buildings, fire service awareness & training and the challenge for firefighters, the conference programme includes: a Workshop on Fire Incident Human Behaviour & Abilities and on the CIB W014 Reflection Document.
CIB Co-sponsored: 8th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, May 28-29 2015, Tampere, Finland - Second Announcement
The conference themes include: innovation for improved construction quality and performance, paradigm changes, understanding the value of spaces, buildings and built environment, reshaping construction management, digitalised construction and real estate management practices.
W099 - International Health and Safety Conference on Benefitting Workers and Society through Inherently Safe(r) Construction, 10-11 September 2015 in Jordanstown Campus, Northern Ireland - First Announcement and Call for Papers
The conference sub-themes include: safe and healthy work as a positive social function, prevention through design/inherently safe(r) designs, safety and health in developing nations, ethical and moral challenges/social and societal responsibility, towards vision zero, workers conditions and quality of life.
CIB World Building Congress - Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016, Tampere, Finland - Picture 9 of 20
The highest observation tower in the Nordic countries can be found in Tampere, the venue for the CIB World Building Congress in 2016. Observation tower Näsinneula not only has an observation level, but also one tof the finest restaurants in the country. The tower rotates a 360° panoramic tour in 50 minutes.
CIB World Building Congress - Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016, Tampere, Finland
The Congress' themes include: creating built environment of new opportunities, regarding nature and outdoor conditions, building up business operations and their logic, advancing products and services, understanding impacts and functioning of different solutions, shaping materials and technologies.
New Publications
Free Downloadable Publication: TG85 - R&D Investment and Impact - Final Report on Leveraging Global Innovation Networks
This successful CIB Task Group has recently finalised its activities after achieving a number of milestones, including the publication of R&D Investing and Impact in the Global Construction Industry in June 2014. This report summarises the collaborative work and achievements of the TG85.
SB Conference Proceedings available for free for everyone from ICONDA®CIBLibrary
This News Article presents Proceedings from the SB national, regional and global conferences in 2000 - 2013 as free downloadable from the ICONDA®CIBlibrary. This concerns 42 Publications that include in total over 3000 separately downloadable papers.
Free Downloadable Publication: Proceedings - TG59 'People in Construction' Conference held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The broad objectives of the conference included to: provide a forum for multi-disciplinary interaction between academics and practitioners; provide an international recognised, accredited conference; disseminate innovative and cutting edge practices, and contribute to the people in construction body of knowledge.
Free downloadable Publication: W119 - Customised Industrial Construction: Proceedings of the CIB*IAARC Workshop "Advanced Construction and Building Technology for Society"
This workshop brought together international researchers, practitioners and selected top-students from 8 different professional backgrounds: architecture, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, business science, interior design, informatics, mechanical engineering.
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: Proceedings of the 40th International Symposium of CIB W062 on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings
The proceedings contain 45 papers on the following areas: hot and cold water supply systems; water and energy conservation; drainage systems; rainwater and wastewater reuse; public health engineering; sanitary appliance performance; system modelling; sustainable construction.
Free Downloadable Publication: W104 - Open Building Implementation: Proceedings of the CIB W104 Session as part of the UIA Congress: Architecture Otherwise Resilience - Ecology - Values
A total of 42 presentations were conducted in the W104 panel sessions, in which 26 full papers on Open Building concepts and practices were selected and published in the UIA digital proceedings.
Free Downloadable Publication: W110 - Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing: Proceedings of the CIB W110 Session as part of the UIA Congress: Architecture Otherwise Resilience - Ecology - Values
A total of 26 full papers of W110 on Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing concepts and practices were selected and published in the UIA digital proceedings.
Encouraged Journals
Journal on Building Research & Information - Special Issue: Net-Zero and Net-Positive Design, Volume 43 (1) January 2015 (available online October 2014)
The conceptual and practical aspects of Net-Zero Design and Net-Positive Design are defined, examined and clarified, both in the operational phase and beyond (e.g. life cycle assessment, financial viability, Human Development Index, water resources, etc). Some articles are free downloadble.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on New CIB Members we have installed 2 New Australian CIB Members and one New Member from the United Kingdom.