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Newsletter 2012 - 10

Season's Greetings
At the close of another year, the CIB General Secretariat wishes all readers of the CIB Newsletter a warm and happy Holiday Season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
From the CIB Management
CIB Construction & Society Award 2013 - Invitation to Submit Nominations
The award will be given to a person, program, or organization, who has made the most relevant and successful contribution to the theme of Construction & Society through Research & Innovation for Building and Construction.
CIB 2013 - 2016 President, Officers and other Board Members
This article contains the proposal by the outgoing Board for the new Board for the period 2013-2016, for the election by the CIB Members, including the proposed new CIB President Dr S. Shyam Sunder, NIST - National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA.
Forthcoming Meetings
Construction Law Stream - Mock Construction Mediation, as part of the CIB World Building Congress, 5-9 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia
The event is intended to provide an opportunity for delegates to see mediation in action at first-hand. Using a role play scenario, and assisted by participant who will play the parts of the disputing parties, leading mediator, Callum Campbell, will demonstrate a typical mediation of a construction dispute.
CMS2013 - International Conference on Construction Materials Stewardship, as part of SB13 Singapore, 9-10 September 2013 in Singapore
The conference theme is: Developing methodologies for closed loop materials systems and for the effective recovery of materials and components from existing buildings. The programme will include: Cradle-to-cradle strategies, Deconstruction, Case studies and Policy strategies.
New Publications
W018 - Timber Structures: Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting on Timber Structures held in Vaxjo, Sweden
The proceedings include 23 papers addressing the following topics: General topics, structural design codes, test methods, fire, structural stability, laminated members, trussed rafters, environmental conditions, timber joints and fasteners, stress grading, timber columns.
Exploring Construction Industrialization in China - The status quo and the challenges
This is the final report of the CIB Sebestyen Future Leaders Award 2011 project. Content analysis was adopted to examine relevant governmental documents, as well as researches on construction industrialization, prefabrication and off-site production in China.
W040 - Heat and Moisture Transfer in Buildings - Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer Terminology - Parameters and Concepts
This publication compiles the heat, air and moisture transfer terminology existing in books, standards and other reference documents. An introduction is provided and presents the CIB Commission W040 – Heat and Moisture Transfer in Buildings and summarises the Commission activities since 1969.
Encouraged Journals
Facilities: Changes in Store for Facilities - plus, Free Access Available
Emerald offers a one month online free access to the journal for CIB Members in celebration of the new editorial team, with thanks to the former Chief Editor Professor Edward Finch.
Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering - Special issue on: Geo and Building Informatics for Sustainable Built Environment - Call for Papers
This special issue will publish quality papers in the area of geo-informatics and building informatics on topics like: Building information modelling, Geographical information science, Laser scanning and image processing, Urban planning and regeneration, Heritage documentation and modelling.
Student Chapters
CIB Webinar: Measuring Urban Sustainability - Urban Assessment Models, 19 December 2012, 14:00 Amsterdam time
Webinar 4 of the series of 4 on Measuring Urban Sustainability focusses on Urban Assessment Models and includes: a short CIB introduction, an expert keynote presentation, three Student Presentations and a Questions & Answers Session.
CIB Webinar: Measuring Urban Sustainability - Resources, 12 December 2012, 14:00 Amsterdam time
Webinar 3 of the series of 4 on Measuring Urban Sustainability focusses on Resources and includes: a short CIB introduction, an expert keynote presentation, three Student Presentations and a Questions & Answers Session.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since last October CIB has installed 3 new Members. They originate from Korea South, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The King Faisal University - College of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Department joins as an Associate member.