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  - Disasters and the Built Environment
  - Procurement Systems
  - Information Management
From CIB Co-Sponsored Events
  - Sustainable Property Development
Forthcoming Meetings
  - Built Environment Complexity
  - CLIMA 2007
  - Bringing ITC Knowledge to Work
New Publications
  - Clients Driving Construction Innovation
  - Wall Structures Proceedings
  - Skills for Built Environment Researchers
Student Chapters
  - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  - University of Twente

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Newsletter 2006 - 7

Around Commissions
TG63 - Disasters and the Built Environment: Introducing the New Task Group and Coordinators
Introduction of the new Task Group on Disasters and the Built Environment and its Joint Coordinators Richard Haigh and Cassidy Johnson. The Task Group will aim to establish a close co-operation with i-Rec, an already existing international network dedicated to research and information for post-disaster reconstruction.
W092 - Procurement Systems: Introducing the New Joint Coordinator Dr. Peter McDermott
At its meeting in Atlanta, United States on 26 September, the Programme Committee appointed Dr. Peter McDermott the new joint Coordinator of Working Commission W092 on Procurement Systems. He is a member of the EPSRC funded Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC), and a Principal Investigator in the 6* rated Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment at University of Salford.
W102 - Information and Knowledge Management in Building: Report of 2nd W102 Conference and Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada in June 2006
This W102 Conference was one of five conference streams of the Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil Engineering. The common theme was "Building on IT" and presentations were related to computing, decision making and information and knowledge management in a wide range of civil and building engineering disciplines.
From CIB Co-Sponsored Events
ESPRO - The European Forum for Sustainable Property Development: Conference Report 'Driving the Move Towards a Sustainable European Property Sector
The ESPRO Stockholm Conference was held on April 4 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden. This conference brought together over 100 Delegates representing the management of major European property Stakeholder organisations. Speakers were drawn from the management of leading European organisations including The European Commission. ESPRO is the leading primary public – private sector Forum in Europe focussing on the sustainability issue and operates as a Driver of Change in the move towards the development of a sustainable European property sector.
Forthcoming Meetings
TG62 - Built Environment Complexity: Embracing Complexity in Science & Society, a Taught Course for Researchers in the Built Environment, Liverpool, UK, 6-10 November 2006
A series of events funded by the EPSRC and organised jointly by the School of Architecture, University of Liverpool and the School of Construction & Property Management, University of Salford and supported by CIB. The themes and topics are: Introduction to Complex Systems; Two days: Complexity Theory for Engineered Systems, Natural Systems and Social Systems; Modelling Complex System; and Workshops on Complex Systems.
CIB Co-Sponsored: 9th REHVA World Congress "WellBeing Indoors", CLIMA 2007, Helsinki, Finland, 10-14 June 2007
The congress offers scientists, industry, building owners, consultants, engineers, architects and policy-makers a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and technical solutions. The scope is HVAC and its applications in creating wellbeing in indoor environments in an environmentally sustainable manner.
W078 - Information Technology for Construction: Bringing ITC Knowledge to Work, Maribor, Slovenia, 26-29 June 2007
The conference will be organized in conjunction with the 14th EG-ICE (European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering) workshop and the 5th ITC@EDU (Construction IT in Education) workshop. It is planned to run the conference in a multi-workshop style, which requires highly motivated and active audience as well as highly interesting and well focused presentations.
New Publications
TG58 - Clients and Construction Innovation: Book Launch - Clients Driving Construction Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice
This book is the second in a three part series focussing on the role of clients in the innovation process throughout the construction industry. This series of books is an important outcome of CIB Task Group 58 – Clients and Construction Innovation. This book builds upon key frameworks, concepts and case studies presented in the first book in this series, Clients Driving Construction Innovation: Mapping the Terrain.
W023 - Wall Structures: Proceedings of the 38th up to 42nd Commission Meetings held from 2001 to 2005
These are the proceedings of W023 Commission Meetings 38th - 42nd which took place in the years 2001 till 2005. These proceedings draw together several years work in the form of: commission meetings and workshops in several countries, five mini-reports commissioned for the project and input from the Commission Coordinator Dr. Silvino Pompeu Santos.
TG53 - Postgraduate Research Training in Building and Construction: Supplementary Skills for Built Environment Researchers
These guides concern skills of the built environment researchers under the following themes: communication and presentation skills; paper and report writing skills; teamwork and leadership skills; planning, organising, and time; personal development, professional competence, judgement and confidence; creative thinking, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Student Chapters
New Student Chapter at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Engineering and Construction Management, Santiago, Chile
The promotion of the activities that help to develop the technological and professional capacities is the principal goal of the formation of this chapter. The necessity to be a member of an international network of information and technological diffusion is fundamental to be able to share investigations and knowledge of construction. That is why the Department of Engineering and Construction Management of the Universidad Católica of Chile was interested in establishing this CIB Student Chapter.
New Student Chapter at the University of Twente, Department of Construction Management & Engineering, Enschede, The Netherlands
The objectives of the CME CIB Student Chapter are dedicated to improve the performance of the construction industry by: Developing effective and innovative solutions to the problems of managing and engineering of construction processes; Conducting both fundamental and applied research of high quality; Providing a stimulating and supportive environment for research students; Disseminating the research work through publications in scientific and professional journals and at international conferences; Regular involvement with the construction industry at all levels.