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Newsletter 2010 - 3

Forthcoming Meetings
Portugal SB10 - International Conference on Sustainable Building: Sustainable Building Affordable to All, Algarve, Portugal, 17-19 March 2010
There are more than 100 confirmed presentations. The conference will include presentations by a number of internationally recognized keynote speakers, including Charles Kibert, Raymond Cole, Nils Larsson, Thomas Lutzkendorf, Kaarin Taipale and Ronald Rovers.
SB10mad - Sustainable Building Conference, Madrid, Spain, 28-30 April 2010
The SB10mad Conference is especially aimed at the Mediterranean area since it shares a series of common features, both climatic and technological as well as historical and social, that deserve the generation of its own vision within the necessary global change.
SB10SEA Kuala Lumpur "New Green Opportunities & Challenges", Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4-6 May 2010
SB10SEA provides a platform for stakeholders to discuss emerging issues, trends and solutions for reducing buildings' impacts upon the environment and climate change and enhance the network of South-East Asian experts on sustainable buildings and construction for future co-operation.
Exploratory Workshop on Clients and Users, Salford, United Kingdom, 10 May 2010
The main rationale behind the theme "Clients and Users" is to turn the hitherto dominant focus on the supply of buildings towards the demand side. The agenda includes: introduction to the theme, knowledge exchange stock and debate on action plan.
Disaster Workshop: Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built Environment, Salford, United Kingdom, 11 May 2010
The aim of the workshop is to identify ways to develop the capacities of major stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction in the built environment. The focus will be upon how to meet the requirements of affected communities and manage disaster risk reduction activities effectively.
Worldwide Healthy Buildings Workshop, Salford, United Kingdom, 11 May 2010
The opening day of the congress will feature a keynote speech by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which will define a set of challenges. The Workshop includes a response to the WHO challenge on healthy built environments and the launch of TG77 - Health and the Built Environment.
Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) Workshop: Improving Design and Use through IDDS, Salford, UK, 12-13 May 2010
IDDS aims at transforming the construction sector through the rapid adoption of new processes, such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), together with Building Information Modelling (BIM), and automation technologies, using people with enhanced skills in more productive environments.
W104 - Open Building Implementation: 16th International Conference "Open and Sustainable Building", Bilbao, Spain, 17-19 May 2010
This conference is focused on developments in the building industry related to two major societal objectives: an adaptable - and thus sustainable - building stock and, a more user-centered process of design and construction. There will also be an international students design competition and awards.
SB10 - Sustainable Building 2010: Innovation and Transformation, Wellington, New Zealand, 26-28 May 2010
The conference spans policy, planning and design, through to construction, maintenance, refurbishment, reuse or deconstruction. The focus will be the future of New Zealand's built environment and how to manage transforming the building sector.
CIB Co-Sponsored: ISARC 2010 - 27th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Bratislava, Slovakia, 25-27 June 2010
The Symposium will cover specialty areas related to the construction industry, including among others civil and building engineering design and project execution, advanced construction machinery and robotics applications in construction, information technologies for planning, design and logistics.
CIB Supported: 2010 Tsinghua Summer School for International Construction, Beijing, China, 28 June-6 July 2010
The programme consists of lectures and site visits. Students will have chances to interact with Chinese students, professors, government officials and industry practitioners (either local or from abroad). It is intended to attract industry practitioners, final year undergraduate students, and postgraduate students.
CESB10: Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building - From Theory to Practice, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 June - 2 July 2010
CESB10 covers the region of the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland. Among the conference topics are: advanced building design; energy efficiency; material efficiency; quality of internal and external environment; and assessment methods.
5th i-Rec Conference "Participatory Design and Appropriate Technology for Post-Disaster Reconstruction", Ahmedabad, India, 15-20 July 2010
The CIB co-sponsored 5th i-Rec Conference provides a platform to share experience among academics, practitioners, government and civil society organizations and lessons learnt about various approaches of design and technology for long term disaster risk reduction.
CIB Co-Sponsored: Better Building - Better World, Global Summit on the Sustainable Built Environment, Shanghai, China, 16-20 August 2010
The Summit aims at raising the awareness of world citizens to the significant role of building operations as one of the major contributors to climate change. The Summit calls for global attention to and action with scalable proven and emerging policies, metrics, methods, practices and technologies.
W078 - Information Technology for Construction: 27th International Conference Applications of IT in the AEC Industry - 2nd Announcement, Cairo, Egypt, 16-18 November 2010
Three special conference sessions are being arranged: Field applications using advanced information and communication technologies; Virtual design and construction; and Industry foundation class (IFC) models. There is also a special conference workshop on Building Information Modelling technologies.
JCSS Supported: 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 1-4 August 2011
Among the conference themes are: uncertainty, statistics and probability; decision analysis; risk assessment; statistical investigations and probabilistic modelling; reliability methods; structural reliability; probabilistic modelling and engineering; and natural hazards modelling.
New Publications
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium, Dusseldorf, Germany, 7-9 September 2009
The proceedings contain thirty-four papers with a focus on the following main topics: Water Supply, Hot Water Systems, Water Conservation, Drainage.They cover among others the research and development in the fields of hot and cold water supply and drainage systems.
W078 - Information Technology for Construction: Managing IT in Construction / Managing Construction for Tomorrow - Proceedings
The Joint Conferences presented new developments in among others: managing IT strategies; model based management tools including building information modeling; information and knowledge management; communication and collaboration; and cata acquisition and storage.
Encouraged Journals
Building Research & Information: Special Issue on Carbon Reduction in Existing Buildings
This special issue examines the pressing issue of carbon reduction in existing buildings. It provides longitudinal evidence from several major studies on energy demand. A key finding is that technical interventions alone will be insufficient to meet the carbon reduction targets.
Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon): Special Issue - Innovation in Construction e-Business, Call for Papers
This ITcon special issue on 'Innovation in Construction e-Business' adopts a broad scope that covers all aspects of construction e-Business. Among the topics are drivers, benefits and barriers to e-Business and strategic e-Business approaches such as e-Procurement, e-Auctions and e-Trading.
Student Chapters
2009 Bulletin of the Student Chapter at the Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
This Student Chapter has published its second Bulletin. It contains information on past activities, future activities, published papers and information on a Research and Motivational Workshop and the 1st University National Postgraduate Seminar 2010.
Members Section Personal News
Honorary Doctorate for Prominent CIB Member Dr. Chrisna du Plessis
Chrisna du Plessis, CSIR, South Africa has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Amongst others she authored the CIB-UNEP Publication Agenda 21 - Sustainable Building in Developing Countries.