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TG87 - Urban Resilience: Benchmarking and Metrics - Introducing a New Task Group and its Coordinator: Dr Pin-Chao Liao

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

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

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

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

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  
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. Around Commissions

  Issue 7, 2013  
W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development: Call for Authors for a CIB online publication entitiled: The Accessible City

Most relevant aspects of the concept of the Accessible City include: reforming and restructuring of urban area, making places for people, city centre revitalization, diverse places, smart infrastructure, resilient city, information technology, tools to assess accessibility. Around Commissions

  Issue 6, 2013  

From the CIB General Secretariat

CIB Priority Themes

Main events and outcomes in 2013 in support of CIB's three Priority Themes include: 14 national and regional Sustainable Building (SB) Conferences, the publication of the IDDS Research Roadmap and the establishment of CIB Task Group TG87 – Urban Resilience: Benchmarking and Metrics. From the CIB General Secretariat

  Issue 1, 2014  
CIB World Building Congress - Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016, Tampere, Finland - Picture 3 of 20

Green parks and lots of trees. That is what you can find in Tampere, the venue for the CIB World Building Congress in 2016. In fact, parks and forests cover 20% of the city s area. The banks of the rapids in the city centre are lined with old red-brick factory buildings as souvenirs from a hundred years ago when the textile industry was at its peak in Tampere. From the CIB General Secretariat

  Issue 1, 2014  

Forthcoming Meetings

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. Forthcoming Meetings

  Issue 3, 2015  
CIB World Building Congress 2016, 30 May - 3 June 2016 in Tampere, Finland - Picture 1 of 20

Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and the venue for the CIB World Building Congress in 2016. The city lies between two large lakes that are linked together by the Tammerkoski rapids that run through the city centre. It’s a small enough city to have everything within walking distance! Forthcoming Meetings

  Issue 9, 2013  
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'. Forthcoming Meetings

  Issue 7, 2013  
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. Forthcoming Meetings

  Issue 7, 2013  
Invitation to map the Future of Sustainable Construction in a WBC Designated Workshop, 9 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia

The WBC Workshop on Sustainable Construction aims at creating the outline and strategy for developing a Research Roadmap, that is to address the various aspects of Sustainable Construction are relevant especially when looking at the unprecedented levels of urbanization in developing countries and emerging economics. Forthcoming Meetings

  Issue 4, 2013  
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Cairo: Democratic Transition and Sustainable Communities - Overcoming Challenges through Innovative Practical Solutions, 5-7 November 2013 in Cairo, Egypt - First Announcement

The goal is to redefine urban challenges in light of the democratic transition of the society and to capture knowledge and best practice with the target of prioritising and mapping innovative solutions to local, regional, and international challenges. Forthcoming Meetings

  Issue 2, 2013  

New Publications

Free downloadable Publication: W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development - The Accessible City

The booklet reflects the aim of the Commission to make urban spaces and society more open and friendly to all the people living in cities, as well as to restore the valuable places that tend to be lost due to motorization, commercialization and even the advancement of information technology. New Publications

  Issue 3, 2014  
Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress 2013: Construction and Society

A broad range of papers were presented in oral and poster format, with representation from both academics and practitioners. 396 papers were accepted. The papers presented at the congress have been published in full in these proceedings. New Publications

  Issue 5, 2013  

Encouraged Journals

Journal Building Research & Information - Special Issue: Resilience in the Built Environment

Different forms of resilience are needed to anticipate, respond to and adapt to new challenges. This special issue provides insight into what resilience means how it relates to the different scales of the built environment, and emerging challenges for practice, research and policy. Encouraged Journals

  Issue 2, 2014  
International Journal of Disaster in the Built Environment - Special Themed Issue: Making Cities Resilient - Free Access

This themed journal issue is for researchers and academics, policy makers and other professionals working with disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction responsibilities who wish to improve their working knowledge of both theory and practice in making cities resilient to disasters. Encouraged Journals

  Issue 3, 2013