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  - SB Conference Series
Forthcoming Meetings
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  - Concrete & Development
  - Maintenance of Infrastructure
  - SB13 Oulu, Finland
  - Socio-Economic Sustainability
  - SB13 Singapore
  - SB13 Hong Kong
  - SB13 Graz
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  - SB13 Cairo
  - Health and Safety
New Publications
  - Urban Challenge
Encouraged Journals
  - Financial Management
  - Energy Renovation
  - New Professionalism
Student Chapters
  - RMIT Student Chapter
  - New SCC Coordinator
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Newsletter 2013 - 2

From the CIB Partners
Cooperation Agreement between CIB and CREON - The Construction Research on Economics and Organisation Network in the Nordic Region
This Memorandum of Understanding between CREON and CIB will increase the opportunities for collaboration, exchange information on current and future activities and stimulate young researchers to join the international community of researchers on construction economics and organisation.
From the CIB General Secretariat
CIB World Building Congress: Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus, 5-9 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia
CIB Members are offered to opportunity to become a Sponsor of or Exhibitor at the 2103 CIB World Building Congress. There are still openings for a platinum, gold, silver or bronze sponsorship or to be sponsor of the congress dinner, a speaker, the program, a satchel or a lanyard.
Priority Themes
SB13-14 Conference Series
Recent update on the SB Regional Sustainable Conferences, which will take place in 2013. The SB14 conference website is about the present cycle, called SB13-14, and includes information about the past series Background.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB Co-sponsored: 1st International DelPHE Conference on Construction Management in Developing Countries: Education, Training, Research and Practice, 10-13 March 2013 in Khartoum, Sudan - Second Announcement
The conference themes include: Construction Management Education, Management of mega Projects, Human resources and Community participation in construction, Sustainable Social Housing and Best practices in education, research and training related to the CI in developing countries.
CIB Co-sponsored: Fourth International Conference on Concrete & Development, 29 April - 1 May 2013 in Tehran, Iran - First Announcement
The conference themes include: new technologies in fields, Industrialization and developing novel systems for concrete structures, Improving the quality of concrete and upgrading the service life of concrete structures, and safety of concrete structures against earthquakes and other natural disasters.
CIB Co-sponsored: International IABSE Conference 2013 - Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructure, May 6-8 2013 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Infrastructure is the backbone of societies in every country and region. Its construction, maintenance and upgrading are vital for functioning of a modern society. It is very appropriate that this conference is being held in Rotterdam, the largest port of Europe.
CIB Co-sponsored Event: SB13 Oulu - Sustainable Procurement in Urban Regeneration and Renovation - Nothern Europe and North-West Russia, 21-25 May 2013 in Oulu, Finland
The aim is to bring together the industry and leading knowledge of the research institutes, to share knowledge, and to improve our understanding of future development needs. Case studies and workshops play an important role within the conference. Early bird fees are available until the end of March.
CIB Co-sponsored: 2nd World Construction Symposium, 14-16 June 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka - First Announcement
The Symposium main theme is: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction: Practice, Policy and Research. The symposium will provide a special forum for researchers and practitioners in the area sustainable construction worldwide to share their knowledge, experience and research findings.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Singapore: Realising Sustainability in the Tropics - Sustainable Building Conference, 9-10 September 2013 in Singapore
The conference theme - Realising Sustainability in the Tropics - is subdivided into 4 tracks on Efficacy, Ecology, Wellness, Integration, in addition to a special session on Construction Materials Stewardship.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Hong Kong Regional Conference - Urban Density & Sustainability, 12-13 September 2013 in Hong Kong, China - First Announcement
At the conference various aspects will be discussed including the impact of urban density and the city's economic growth; town planning and social aspects including urban revitalisation, mega city and integrated design; government policies and visions; as well as latest innovations and labelling standards.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Graz - Sustainable Building Conference, 25-28 September 2013, Graz, Austria
The Sustainable Building Conference 2013 in Graz is part of the major international series of conferences that focus on sustainable building and construction. The main sessions of the SB13 are on Blue Buildings, Green Products, Smart Cities and Retrofitting.
CIB W078 - Information Technology for Construction: 30th International Conference on Application of IT in the AEC Industry, Move towards Smart Buildings, Infrastructures and Cities, 9-12 October 2013 in Beijing, China - Call for Papers
The conference invites original contributions on creative, practical use cases, and completed research work in progress that address problems and solutions regarding the utilization of computing and information and communication technologies in the civil and building engineering.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Cairo: Democratic Transition and Sustainable Communities - Overcoming Challenges through Innovative Practical Solutions, 5-7 November 2013 in Cairo, Egypt - First Announcement
The goal is to redefine urban challenges in light of the democratic transition of the society and to capture knowledge and best practice with the target of prioritising and mapping innovative solutions to local, regional, and international challenges.
W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: International Conference on Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, 2-3 June 2014 in Lund, Sweden
The internal focus concerns the health and safety, well-being of employees, disciplinary practices and equity and human rights aspects in employee sourcing. The external focus concerns the impacts of the operational initiative on three different levels of society: local community, regional and national level.
New Publications
W110 - Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing: Proceedings and Movies of the Sustainable Human(e) Settlements - The Urban Challenge
The proceedings contain 20 papers and the two movies focussed on the role of architecture and started a conversation on Open Building to the design and delivery of housing projects, allowing for unique finance and delivery models, on-going participation, mixed environments, multi-skilled construction teams.
Encouraged Journals
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction - Special Issue: Exploring Issues of Project Cost Overrun, Call for Papers
The journal issue includes following themes: estimating methods & procedure, availability and completeness; time-related factors, unforeseeable events & conditions, the management of construction, conflicting, biased or ulterior interests in projects, (in?) competence, enticement and (even) untruths!
Building Research & Information: Special Issue on Energy renovation of owner-occupied homes - Call for Papers
This special issue will address a variety of questions with a focus on owner-occupied detached, semi-detached or terraced (row) housing. It is a well-known problem that despite the relevant technical and economic feasibility, the majority of house owners do not undertake energy renovations.
Building Research and Information Journal - Special issue: New Professionalism
Whether professionals can regain a leadership role in protecting the public good is considered by examining the changing nature and ethical underpinnings of professionalism: the roles of individuals, firms and institutions, their capabilities to respond and the power of other key stakeholders.
Student Chapters
The RMIT CIB Student Chapter Newsletter 2012 - Issue 3
The Industry Academic Forum, which was organised by the RMIT Student Chapter brought together students and experts from industry, academia and government to explore ways to re-envision and improve Higher Degree Research (HDR) success.
New Student Chapter Coordinator - Samuel Danjuma Wapwera
Samuel Wapwera of the University of Salford, UK has been appointed CIB Student Chapter Coordinator. He will act as Secretary to the Student Chapter Committee of the CIB Board and will succeed former CIB ASG - Assistant Secretary General Bill Porteous in this position.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on CIB Members last November 2012 we have installed 1 Associate Member from the Netherlands, 1 Individual Member from Germany and 3 Individual Members from the USA. The University of Johannesburg, South Africa upgraded to a CIB Full Membership.