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Around Commissions
  - Infrastructure
  - Wearable Sensor Technology
From the CIB General Secretariat
  - CIB Secretariat Moves
Forthcoming Meetings
  - Fire Safety
  - Infrastructure
  - Reconstruction and Recovery
  - Going North
  - Smart and Sustainable
  - SBE16 Dubai
  - CIB WBC2016
  - CIB WBC2016
  - SBE16 Zurich
Encouraged Journals
  - Construction Mediation Practice
  - Disaster Resilience
Student Chapters
  - CIB Student Chapter

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Newsletter 2015 - 3


Around Commissions
TG91 - Infrastructure: Introducing a New Task Group and its Coordinator
The CIB Programme Committee has established the New Task Group TG91 on Infrastructure and appointed Assoc. Prof Robert Owen of the Queensland University of Technology, Australia as the Coordinator. The Task Group will collaborate relations with the World Bank Group and the Global Infrastructure Hub.
TG92 - Wearable Sensor Technology: Introducing a New Task Group and its Coordinators
The CIB Programme Committee has established the New Task Group TG92 - Wearable Sensor Technology and appointed Andrew Ross from Liverpool John Moores University - UK and Serkan Kivrak from the Anadolu University, Turkey as the Joint Coordinators.
From the CIB General Secretariat
CIB Secretariat Moves to Delft
Per April 1st, 2015 the CIB Secretariat will be located at the campus of the University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB Co-sponsored: International Fire Conference, Exhibition & Interactive Workshop on Fire Safety for All in Buildings - Reboot & Reload, 09 - 10 April 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, Second Announcement - Registration Now Open
The focus of this event is Real Accessibility. In other words, Effective Accessibility for People with Activity Limitations, which includes people with disabilities, and children under the age of 5 years, frail older people, women in the later stages of pregnancy, and people with health conditions, etc.
CIB Co-sponsored: 9th ASOCSA Built Environment Conference, 31 May - 2 June 2015 in Durban, South Africa - Register Now
The conference sub-themes include: Innovation in construction technologies, cement and concrete technologies, scaffolding and support-work, information and communication technologies (ICT) including building information modelling, inappropriate construction practices and ethics.
CIB Co-sponsored: 7th International i-REC Conference and Student Competition - Reconstruction and Recovery in Urban Contexts, 06-08 July 2015 in London, United Kingdom - First Announcement and Call for Papers
The themes include: Disasters in urban contexts, housing and beyond: reconstructing lives, econstructing cities, linking a past, present and future: histories, urban- imaginaries,design and its influence on urban recovery, supporting urban risk reduction through reconstruction, relocation from hazardous areas.
Joint International Symposium: Going North for Sustainability: Leveraging Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Construction and Development, 23-25 November 2015 in London, United Kingdom - Call for Papers
CIB Commissions TG72, TG81, TG83, W055, W065, W089, W092, W096, W102, W107, W112 and W117 will have a joint symposium for 2015 celebrating the progress being made towards sustainability in construction and development in a developed world environment.
W116 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environment: 5th CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE), 09-11 December 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa - Second Call for Abstract
The second call for abstracts for the fifth International Smart and Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SASBE2015) is now open. Deadline for abstract is 31 March 2015. The main theme of the conference is Constructing Capability for Change.
CIB Co-sponsored: SBE16 Dubai - Design, Engineer, Manage; Integrating Knowledge for a Greener Future, 17-19 January 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emerates
The conference themes include: regulations, policies and finance, building materials, urban level sustainability, reduce, reuse and recycle, energy conservation & management, active systems, indoor environment quality and comfort and affordable sustainable housing.
CIB World Building Congress - Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016, in Tampere, Finland - Submit Abstracts by June 15th
Subthemes of the congress include: Creating built environments of new opportunities, regarding nature and outdoor conditions, building up business operations and their logic, advancing products and services, understanding impacts of different solutions, shaping materials & technologies.
CIB World Building Congress - Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016, Tampere, Finland - Picture 12 of 20
People planning to participate the CIB World Building Congress in Tampere, Finland in 2016? There are many ways to travel there! You can either fly directly to Tampere, or alternatively to Helsinki. From Sweden, Germany or Russia you can even come by boat. Large cruise boats can even take your car.
CIB Co-sponsored: SBE16 Zurich - Expanding Boundaries: System Thinking in the Built Environment, 13-17 June 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland - Second Announcement, Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals
Conference themes include: approaches to user and stakeholder involvement and interaction, conceptual frameworks and aspects of implementation, user participation (efficiency, sufficiency) and the role of the municipality, economic models and policy development for fast and efficient implementation.
Encouraged Journals
International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, Special Issue on Construction Mediation Practice - Call for Papers
People are invited to submit high calibre academic papers, which explore the potential scope, purposes and practices of Construction Mediation and particular issues that arise within the context of formal justice systems. Contributions are welcome on mediation law, confidentiality and ethics.
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE), Free Access of Special Themed Issue on the State of Disaster Risk Reduction at the Local Level: Patterns of DRR Actions
This themed issue consolidates available knowledge on the patterns of disaster risk reduction actions and analyses of what enables successful practices at the local level. It will be based on the UNISDR DRR report, a first attempt to establish an evidence base from local data to inform decision-making.
Student Chapters
New CIB Student Chapter at the School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University (LSBU), UK
The Student Chapters objectives are: to encourage the development of the research interests of its members, to encourage and enhance communication and exchange of research and academic work, to facilitate and promote joint research and academic exchange.