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  - Overview Commissions
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  - PC Commendations
  - Priority Themes
  - Student Chapters
  - Programmes
  - Conferences
  - Publications
  - Encouraged Journals
  - Membership Development
  - New Members
  - Membership Satisfaction
  - KPI's

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Newsletter 2009 - 1

From the CIB General Secretariat
CIB Activities Overview 2008: Introduction by the SG
This first CIB Newsletter in 2009 provides an activities overview over 2008. It displays a rather dynamic CIB with continued Membership growth, an attractive set of Task Groups and Working Commissions with an increasing participationby the CIB Membership, an interesting portfolio of Priority Themes, a growing number of enthusiastic Student Chapters, and in general an increased level of satisfaction with our Activities and Services that we offer to our Members. Overall 2008 has been a very positive year. It creates a strong basis for further growth that will strengthen CIB’s position as the world’s foremost network on Research and Innovation for Building and Construction.
Overview CIB Task Groups and Working Commissions
The table shows an overview of CIB's Task Groups and Working Commissions as per the end of 2008. For each commission an indication is given of the extend to which it is expected to contribute to the CIB Priority Themes SC - Sustainable Construction, CU - Clients and Users, RC - Revaluing Construction and IDS - Integrated Design Solutions.
New CIB Task Groups and Working Commissions
In 2008 the CIB Programme Committee established five new CIB Task Groups: TG71 - Research and Innovation Transfer, TG72 - Public Private Partnership, TG73 – R&D Programs in Construction, TG74 - New Production and Business Models and TG75 - Engineering Studies on Traditional Construction.
CIB PC Commendations 2008
The CIB Programme Committee awards the annual PC Commendations for extra ordinary performance in the CIB Programme of Activities for 2008. The Commendations were awarded to Dr. Richard Fellows, Prof. Dean Kashiwagi, Mr. Paul Chynoweth, Adj.Prof. John McCarthy and Dr. Greg Foliente.
CIB Priority Themes
An overview is given of activities which centre around the following themes: Sustainable Construction; Revaluing Construction; Integrated Design Solutions; and Clients and Users. These themes include activities carried out by CIB Task Groups and Working Commissions, but in essence are more program driven and aim for defined deliverables in a defined period.
CIB Endorsed Student Chapters
This news article contains a listing of all CIB Endorsed Student Chapters as per 31 December 2007. Two new Student Chapters have been established in 2008. Furthermore it contains a listing of newsletters and reports published by the chapters in 2008.
In 2008 CIB - through the CIB Secretariat - participated in two programs funded by the European Commission: STAND-INN and Smart-ECO.
CIB and CIB Related Conferences in 2008
2008 was once again a successful year for CIB related events all over the world, many of them of great international recognition and contributing in setting the global agenda in their respective field. A selection of 27 CIB and CIB Co-sponsored Conferences in 2008 are briefly described.
CIB and CIB Related Publications in 2008
This article contains summaries of all 21 CIB related publications that have been produced in 2008 and have been made available to the CIB Secretariat. 18 of those are proceedings from CIB and CIB co-sponsored conferences.
CIB Encouraged Journals
As per 31 December 2007 there were 23 CIB Encouraged Journals. During 2008 the following 5 were added: International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, Informes de la Construcción, Materiales de Construcción, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, and International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.
CIB Membership Development in 2008
The Annual CIB Membership Development for 2008 is presented in this News article with some comparative data for the period 2006-2008. An explanatory text to the presented data is included as an annex.
New Members in 2008
In the year 2008 in total 48 new Members have joined CIB. These include 4 Full Members, 21 Associate Members and 23 Individual Members. The Full Members are from China and Denmark. Each new member is briefly described. Among the Full and Associate Members 18 are Universities, 5 from the Industry and 2 Research Institutes.
CIB 2008 Full Member Satisfaction Survey
In the first half of 2008 the second Satisfaction Survey took place under CIB Full Members. The CEO’s of as many as possible of all CIB Full Members had a discussion about their level of satisfaction with CIB ‘s Activities and Services to its Members with the CIB SG. This is the summary analysis of the outcome.
CIB KPI's - Key Performance Indicators for the Year 2008
CIB KPI’s - Key Performance Indicators for the year 2008 with comparative data over the period 2006 - 2007 on developments concerning: Membership; Activities including Meetings, Task Groups and Working Commissions and Publications; and Finances.