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Agenda 21 for Sustainable Construction, by Professor Christer Sjöström
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Editorial


  Issue 3, 1998  

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New Commission TG93: Building Zero Energy Settlements
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The CIB board established the new working Task Group 93. Objectives are to develop research and industry practices, focusing on integrated methods that enable innovative solutions for zero energy settlements, and to stimulate cooperation and information dissemination in support of technology deployment. Around Commissions


  Issue 2, 2016  
Smart Cities Roadmap open for comments
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On February 23, 2016 Task Group TG88 held a consultation webinar on the Smart Cities Roadmap. The concept roadmap is open for comments until April 10, 2016. The consultation webinar as well as the concept roadmap can now be downloaded. Around Commissions


  Issue 2, 2016  
Conference Report: CIB W099 Conference on Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, June 2014 in Lund, Sweden,
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This conference provided an international forum for researchers and practitioners from developed, developing and underdeveloped nations to address fundamental problems and constraints that affect the successful implementation of sustainable construction health and safety. Around Commissions


  Issue 6, 2014  
Conference Report: CIB W107 Conference on Construction in Developing Countries and its Contribution to Sustainable Development held in Lagos, Nigeria January 2014
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Conference Observations and Recommendations address following topics: Construction industry development boards, collaborative procurement approaches, informal settlements, professional associations, regulations, stadards, higher educational institutions. Around Commissions


  Issue 6, 2014  
TG87 - Urban Resilience: Benchmarking and Metrics - Introducing a New Task Group and its Coordinator: Dr Pin-Chao Liao
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Dr. Pin-Chao Liao, from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China PR is the appointed Coordinator of the new established Task Group TG87 on Urban Resilience: Benchmarking and Metrics. Pin-Chao states that making the city to be resilient is one of the critical missions in urban studies. Around Commissions


  Issue 10, 2013  
TG88 - Smart Cities: Introducing a New Task Group and its Coordinators - Dr. Miimu Airaksinen and Mr. Chris Bremmer
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The CIB Programme Committee has established the New Task Group TG88 on Smart Cities. The Task Group objectives are: to develop the CIB community's vision and to define perspectives for the future of cities under the impacts of the new technologies and to create a strategic roadmap for research. Around Commissions


  Issue 10, 2013  
W120 - Disasters and the Built Environment: Introducing a New Working Commission and its Joint Coordinators - Dr. Lee Bosher and Dr. Jason Von Meding
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Dr. Lee Bosher from Loughborough University in UK and Dr. Jason Von Meding from the University of Newcastle in Australia are appointed Joint Coordinators of the new established CIB Working Commission W120 on Disasters and Built Environment, which is a successor of the former Task Group TG63. Around Commissions


  Issue 10, 2013  
W111 - Usability of Workplaces: Introducing the New Coordinator - Mr. Geir K. Hansen
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The CIB Programme Committee has appointed Mr. Geir K. Hansen NTNU, Norway the New Coordinator of W111 on Usability of Workplaces. He expects that Usability related to healthcare and wellbeing will be an important issue. Around Commissions


  Issue 9, 2013  
TG86 - Building Healthy Cities: Introducing a New Task Group and its Coordinator - Dr Lidia Morawska
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Dr Lidia Morawska from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia is the appointed Coordinator of the New established Task Group TG86 on Building Healthy Cities. Lidia states that the Group is to stimulate and facilitate international corporation on research for building healthy cities. Around Commissions


  Issue 8, 2013  
W116 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environment: Introducing New Joint Coordinators - Prof Dr Ivo Martinac and Dr Jeremy Gibberd
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Prof Dr Ivo Martinac from KTH - Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in Sweden and Dr Jeremy Gibberd from CSIR Built Environment, South Africa are appointed Joint Coordinators of W116 on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment. Around Commissions


  Issue 8, 2013  
TG63 - Disasters and the Built Environment: Report on the outcomes of 4 Webinars
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CIB and UN-ISDR have staged a series of online seminars to look at key areas for intervention related to the growing risks of natural hazards in urban areas and identification of solutions to enable cities to grow in a safe and sustainable way. The integral webinar recordings can be accessed via the CIB website. Around Commissions


  Issue 6, 2012  
W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development: Report on Meeting on Assessment Tools for Urban Sustainability
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The main subject of the meeting was to start a comparison of "Assessment Tools on Urban Sustainability", which is considered one of the most competitively progressing technological fields with diversity among research groups internationally, in relation to the subject of urban planning and sustainability. Around Commissions


  Issue 2, 2012  
TG77 - Health and the Built Environment: Introducing the New Coordinator Drs. Wart Mandersloot
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The CIB Programme Committee has appointed Drs. Willem Mandersloot from TNO, Built Environment and Geosciences in Utrecht, The Netherlands as new Coordinator of TG77 - Health and the Built Environment. He replaces Dr. Marinus Verweij, who also was from TNO. Around Commissions


  Issue 6, 2011  
TG66 - Energy and the Built Environment: Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings Policies in 5 Continents - Progress Report
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The news article includes links to URL's with free downloadable pdf copies and recordings of presentations at two actual international and three virtual regional seminars about energy policies on 5 continents. Three more regional webinars will take place in 2011. Around Commissions


  Issue 5, 2011  
W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development: Introducing the New Coordinator Dr. Tatsuo Akashi
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The CIB Programme Committee has appointed Dr. Tatsuo Akashi as the new Coordinator of CIB W101. He is Director of the City Planning Research Division of the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Japan - Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ibaraki-ken, Japan. Around Commissions


  Issue 10, 2010  
TG77 - Health and the Built Environment: WHO Challenge
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WHO challenged CIB at its World Building Congress a.o. to develop methods for Post-Occupancy Evaluations and Health Impact Assessments, to publish a comprehensive healthy building manual and to establish a code of conduct promoting healthy building construction. Around Commissions


  Issue 7, 2010  
TG66 - Energy and the Built Environment: Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings Policies in 5 Continents: Programme Overview
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Internet sessions are being organized dedicated to the Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings Policies in Latin America in September 2010, North America in October 2010, Asia in November 2010, Mediterranean countries and Africa in January 2011 and Australia-New Zealand in February 2011. Around Commissions


  Issue 6, 2010  
TG68 - Construction Mediation and TG69 - Green Buildings and the Law: Two Books in the Area of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
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"Mediation in the Construction Industry - An International Review" identifies the emerging international practices within construction medition. "Green Buildings and the Law" reviews aspects of the law relating to green development in a range of jurisdictions. Both books can be pre-ordered. Around Commissions


  Issue 5, 2010  
TG66 - Energy and the Built Environment: Report 1st International Seminar "Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings Policies in 5 Continents"
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The seminar's objectives were: to set up a worldwide network of experts, to gather and capitalize high level information on the scope and to put this information online for public authorities and researchers. All presentations can be viewed and listened to on line. Around Commissions


  Issue 2, 2010  
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