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TG62 - Built Environment Complexity: Introducing New Joint Coordinator
The CIB Programme Committee appointed Dr. Richard Kirkham, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, as the Joint Coordinator of CIB TG62 on Built Environment Complexity and at the same time extended the TG62 Mandate until 2011. He is lecturer in Engineering Project Management.
From the CIB General Secretariat
New Assistant Secretary General and SB10 and SB11 Conference Coordinator Appointed
CIB proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Bill Porteous as the new CIB Assistant Secretary General and as Coordinator of the SB10 and SB11 series of conferences on Sustainable Building on behalf of CIB, iiSBE and UNEP. Dr. Porteous commenced duties on 1 April this year.
Forthcoming Meetings
TG57 - Industrialisation in Construction: Conference on Innovative Design and Construction Technologies, Milano, Italy, 6-7 May 2009
This event aims to give the state of the art of innovative design and construction technologies, considering the point of view of all the operators that deal with new types of building, ranging from architect, to suppliers to clients. There will be a particular focus on innovation, analysing projects, tools, technologies and materials.
TG58 - Clients and Construction Innovation: Leveraging Innovation for Sustainable Construction, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 18-19 May 2009
The focus of the workshop is to explore and document international examples of leveraging innovation in sustainability in the construction industry. The second day will include a meeting of TG58 members from across the world, from which it is expected to produce a CIB-badged, edited book of selected key papers from presenters.
CIB IDS 2009 - 1st International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, 10-12 June 2009
The conference aims at uniting the different actors of building lifecycle, creating new opportunities for the co-operation of the AECO industry (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operation), and convey experiences on the efficient use of existing methods to improve co-operation.
W062 - 35th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Dusseldorf, Germany, 7-9 September 2009
The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum where participants will be informed and can exchange experiences on: recent developments in water supply and drainage, characteristics and performances of systems and data, codes and standards and future research coordination.
W055 - Building Economics/W065 - Organisation and Management of Construction: Construction Facing Worldwide Challenges, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27 Sept.-1 Oct. 2009
Among the conference themes are: Education and Training; Construction Performance; Economic Aspects of Construction; Information and Knowledge Management; Human Resource Management and Culture; Sustainable Construction; Management of SMEs; Academic and Industrial Collaboration; and Management and Economics of Complex Projects.
W078 - Information Technology for Construction: Managing IT in Construction, Istanbul, Turkey, 1-3 October 2009
The conference will bring together international experts from academic and industrial communities to create an environment for the exchange of their research, experience and best practice and to debate future strategies and solution in order to manage construction for tomorrow.
W069 - Housing Sociology: 25th Conference on Residential Heritage and Modern Life Quality, Sofia, Bulgaria, 9-13 October 2009
Houses – residential buildings – have been the most vulnerable objects of architecture at all ages, albeit the most abundant in evidences of cultural identities. The main interest of this conference is to discuss how this heritage, originating from more distant as well as recent times, is included and adapted to modern life.
W096 - Architectural Management: Future Trends in Architectural Management, Taiwan, 2-3 November 2009
The symposium aims to discover applications of architectural management in the past, to discuss the present worldwide condition of architectural management as well as to anticipate and to plan for the future role of architectural management. Themes include: sustainable architectural design, integrated design, BIM and historical buildings.
CIB Co-Sponsored: 2nd Construction Industry Research Achievement International Conference (CIRAIC 2009), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-5 November 2009
The conference objectives are: to highlight strategies for Malaysian Construction Industry Master Plan CIMP (2006-2015) implementation; to demonstrates and showcase R&D outputs; and to enhance R&D collaboration and partnerships. The conference will be proceeded by a Revaluing Construction Workshop.
W112 - Culture in Construction: Special Track CIB World Building Congress 2010, Salford, United Kingdom, 10-13 May 2010
The theme will be: ‘Culture’s Role in Construction Innovation’. The construction sector is on one hand strongly hit by the worldwide turmoil of economies, but on the other hand it plays an important role in restructuring economies, not only on a local scale but also on regional, national and international scale, with all it’s multi-cultural influences.
W096 - Architectural Management: Special Track CIB World Building Congress 2010, Salford Quays, United Kingdom, May 2010
Abstracts are invited concerning AM methods, tools and techniques, their wider applicability and adaptations to different contexts. These should address one or more of the following sub‐themes: Managing Architectural Design, Managing AEC Projects, and Managing AEC Offices/Businesses.
SB10 - Sustainable Building 2010: Innovation and Transformation, Wellington, New Zealand, 26-28 May 2010
The New Zealand Sustainable Building Conference – (SB10 NZ) will bring together a wide range of industry stake holders to focus on the issue of sustainable building in the New Zealand environment. The focus of the conference will be the future of New Zealand's built environment and how to manage transform the building sector.
8th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods, Lund, Sweden, 16-18 June 2010
The International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods has established a reputation as the paramount event for keeping abreast of advancements in performance-based fire protection design. Papers will be presented on newly emerging technologies and approaches.
CESB10: Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building, From Theory to Practice, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 June-2 July 2010
The main goal of the conference is to provide an important focus for sustainable building. The topics are: advanced building design, energy efficiency, material efficiency, quality of internal and external environment, assessment methods, economy, policy and legislation, and education and information.
SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART, Espoo, Finland, 22-24 September 2010
The Finnish Sustainable community programme encourages research institutes, universities and companies to engage in international collaboration by exchanging information and networking companies and research groups. The programme provides opportunities for ambitious R&D projects and develops business expertise and international cooperation.
New Publications
W023 - Wall Structures: Report of the 45th Commission Meeting
This is the free downloadable Meeting Report of the 45th Commission Meeting held in Ancona, Italy in September 2008. The meeting was hosted by the Faculty of Engineering of the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona. The publication contains Meeting Minutes and PowerPoint presentations.
TG56 - Macroeconomics for Construction: Economics for the Modern Built Environment
This innovative new book pulls together discussions of mesoeconomic and macroeconomic models and methodologies in construction economics and presents an exciting approach to the analysis of the operation and function of the construction and property sector within the economy.
TG63 - Disasters and the Built Environment/W092 - Procurement Systems/W107 - Construction in Developing Countries: Building Abroad: Procurement of Construction and Reconstruction Projects in the International Context
These are the Proceedings from the conference Building Abroad that investigated strategic procurement in the international construction context, in which the organisation of these projects is increasingly complex yet the stakes are higher than ever before. This publication is downloadable for free.
TG72 - Public Private Partnership
The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics related to Public Private Partnership which may be categorized under the following areas: PPP Structures, Systems & Mechanisms; Risk Management in PPPs; Stakeholder and Sustainability Management in PPPs; and Selection of Partner Organisations and Key Personnel in PPPs.
Smart-ECO Innovation
Work Package 3 of Smart-ECO is led by Mace Group and includes contributing partners: Politecnico di Milano, Servitec, Endosystems, SINTEF and FH Soest. The goal of WP3 is to identify innovations that can provide significant contributions to the vision of sustainable Smart-ECO buildings in the period 2010-2030.
The STAND-INN Handbook
The free downloadable STAND-INN Handbook is a guide for anyone in construction and FM who is looking to work in more efficient and sustainable ways. It has its source in the work of the EU STAND-INN project, which explored how innovation, standards and ICT have combined to provide better approaches.
Members Section Full Member Profile
BCA - Building and Construction Authority, Singapore
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under the Ministry of National Development, championing the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. “Built environment” refers to buildings, structures and infrastructure in surroundings that provide the setting for the community’s activities.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous article on new CIB Members last February we have installed 6 new Members: 2 Associate Members and 4 Individual Members. Both Associate Members are Universities.