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  - Roofing Materials
  - Safety and Health
Forthcoming Meetings
  - Postgraduate Research
  - CIB World Building Congress
  - Post-Disaster Reconstruction
  - Sustainable Building
New Publications
  - Water Supply
  - Management of Construction
  - Customised Industrial Construction
Encouraged Journals
  - Financial Management
  - Construction Innovation
Student Chapters
  - Urban Sustainability - Energy
  - Urban Sustainability - Climate
  - Urban Sustainability

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Newsletter 2012 - 9

Around Commissions
W083 - Roofing Materials and Systems: Introducing the New Coordinator - Mr Keith Roberts
Keith Roberts from Roberts Consulting Limited, Abington, United Kingdom is appointed Coordinator of W083. The committee has been considering the reliability of roofing systems and will shortly be publishing a report offering guidance encouraging designers and contractors.
W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: Introducing the New Joint Coordinator - Dr Michael Behm
Dr. Michael Behm, Associate Professor at the East Carolina University Greenville, USA is appointed as a the Joint Coordinator of CIB W099. One of his interests is integrating construction worker safety and health with green building certification schemes.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB Co-sponsored Event: 11th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC 2013), 8-10 April 2013, Manchester, UK
The conference themes will provide a forum for discussions on new practicies in the areas of people, process and technology on issues like: business, economics and finance, property and project management, ICT, people, skills, education, design and sustainability.
CIB World Building Congress 2013, 5-9 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia - November News
The November newsletter of CIB World Building Congress provides news such as: Registration - opening soon, Keynote speakers, Panel sessions, Sponsorship and exhibitions and Session themes.
CIB Co-sponsored: 6th International i-Rec Conference on Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: From Recovery to Risk Reduction, 26-30 May 2013, Ascona, Switzerland
The conference will focus on five themes: linking reconstruction with disaster risk reduction, post-disaster reconstruction in urban areas, sustainable housing designs and building technologies, long term impacts of reconstruction programs, bridging the gap between theory and practice.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Portugal: Sustainable Building Contribution to Achieve the EU 20-20-20 Targets, 30 October - 1 November 2013, Guimaraes, Portugal - First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The conference aims to encourage the meeting of experts from all over the world, promote discussion and share knowledge in the field of how to reach the European Union 20-20-20 targets assuring economic and social dynamic base in sustainable construction approaches.
New Publications
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: Proceedings of the 38th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Building
The proceedings contain 51 papers reflecting current research in the following areas: hot and cold water supply and demand, above ground and roof drainage, rainwater and wastewater re-use, public health engineering, sanitary appliance provision; modelling; and codes and standards.
Proceedings of the Joint CIB W055, W065, W089, W118, TG76, TG78, TG81 and TG84 International Conference: Management of Construction - Research to Practice
The theme of this conference "Research to Practice" focused on what was needed to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving building industry. Creativity was definitely key to this puzzle, which will be solved through a closer relationship and understanding between research and industry.
W119 - Customised Industrial Construction: Proceedings - Advanced Construction and Building Technology for Society
Topics include the following aspects of Automation and Robotics: Industrialized Customization in Architecture, Logistics/ Site Automation and Robotics, Service Science through Automation and Robotics, Automation and Robot Oriented Design, Automation and Robotics Deployment Strategies.
Encouraged Journals
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction - Special Edition: Exploring Issues of Project Cost Overrun, Call for Papers
Papers in a well-researched academic style are invited on, the particular issue of project cost, results of empirical studies, case study, viewpoints and conceptual issues, possibly presenting controversial views. Early expression of interest are encouraged, with papers being due in May 2013.
Journal on Construction Innovation: Information and Process Management Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Free Online Access
Emerald Group Publishing announces the 20th Anniversary issue of Construction Innovation Information and Process Management (CI) now been published.To celebrate 20 successful years, the journal is currently offering free online access to this special issue until Monday 17th December.
Student Chapters
CIB Webinar: Measuring Urban Sustainability - Energy, 5 December 2012 14:00 Amsterdam time
Webinar 2 with a focus on Energy of the series of webinars on Measuring Urban Sustainability, consists of a short introduction, a keynote speech, by a senior expert, presentations of State-of-the-Art student projects, expert reflections on the student presentations and Questions & Answers Session.
CIB Webinar: Measuring Urban Sustainability - Climate, 28 November 2012, 14:00 Amsterdam time
This first of the four webinars on Urban Sustainability consists of an introduction keynote speech, presentations of State-of-the-Art student projects, reflections on the student presentations by a senior expert in the field and a Questions & Answers Session based upon open questions from the audience.
Worldwide State-of-the-Art student projects on Measuring Urban Sustainability presented in four free webinars
Four themes will be presented in 4 webinars: climate, energy, resources and urban assessment models. Each webinar will contain presentations of State-of-the-Art student projects, a keynote speech by a senior expert and a Q&A session. The webinars are hosted by the CIB W116 Student Forum.