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Newsletter 2013 - 5

From the CIB Management
Best Coordinators Award 2010-2013
The CIB Programme Committee awards the 2010-2013 Best Coordinators Award to Prof Dr Jay Yang and Prof Dr Ir Andy van den Dobbelsteen in appreciation for their inspiring leadership of CIB Commission W116 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environments.
CIB Honorary Membership - Professor Peter Barrett
The CIB Board granted a lifelong Honorary Membership to Peter Barrett in appreciation of his many contributions as Commission Coordinator, Board Member, Chair of the CIB Programme Committee, President, Main Organizer of the 2010 CIB World Building Congress and Immediate Past President.
CIB Construction & Society Award for SB Conference Series
At the CIB World Building Congress the first ever CIB Construction & Society Award was given to the SB - Sustainable Building - Conference series for its most relevant and successful contribution to the theme of Construction & Society through Research and Innovation for Building and Construction.
New CIB Officers, Board Members and Committee Members for the Term 2013 - 2016
During the tri-annual General Assembly in Brisbane, Australia, the Board was elected for the period 2013 - 2016. This includes the President, two Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and Chairs of the Administrative and Programme Committee and other Board Members.
From the CIB General Secretariat
Invitation to be part of a 2nd Survey in support of: CTBUH - CIB - UNESCO Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings
The people involved in the construction, design, planning, consultancy, development, ownership, maintenance, operation and research of tall buildings are invited to complete a second questionnaire to prioritize these topics based on two factors: importance and maturity of the topics.
Forthcoming Meetings
W118 - Clients and Users in Construction: Webinar on Consultation on Clients and Users, 10th April 2013
On behalf of CIB W118 Clients and Users in Construction, we would like to invite you to participate as an attendee in the WebEx consultation on the CIB Research Roadmap for clients and users in construction. The consultation will take place as a webinar: Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 9.30-11.00 CET.
W117 - Performance Measurement in Construction: Workshop on Delivery of Services and the Contracting Model of the Next Century, 9 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia
The process of the new approach to delivering services model increases the competitiveness of high performing vendors and assists marginal contractors to improve their performance. Join the organisers in learning how to deliver services without using the contract to enforce performance.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Oulu - Sustainable Procurement in Urban Regeneration and Renovation, Northern Europe and North-West Russia on 22-24 May 2013 in Oulu, Finland
Themes and subthemes of the conference include: procurement and process design, networking, contract models, user value through collaboration, service systems business, urban planning, eco cities, sustainable infrastructure and traffic systems, wooden building, wood in architecture and material efficiency.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Prague - Sustainable Building and Refurbishment for Next Generations, 26-28 June 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic
Conference topics include: Sustainable refurbishment of existing building stock, industrial heritage regeneration, low-tech and high-tech materials and technologies for sustainable buildings, integrated building design, decision-support tools and assessment methods and sustainable building in education.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Coventry - Sustainable Building and Construction Conference, 3-5 July 2013 in Coventry, United Kingdom - Early Registration closes 31 May 2013
The conference will include a range of activities including site visits of state-of-the-art sustainable building. SB13 Coventry aims to establish a focal point for an interactive dialogue between industry practitioners and academia, facilitating future actions and learning of integrated approaches.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Singapore - Realising Sustainability in the Tropics, 9-10 September 2013 in Singapore
The conference aims to provide an unparalleled view into regional and international sustainable building issues and to promote greater sustainability through cost effective solutions in design, construction and operation. It also seeks to showcase built projects that specifically address life in the tropics.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Portugal - Contribution of Sustainable Building for EU 20-20-20 Targets, 30 October - 1 November 2013 in Guimaraes, Portugal
The conference themes include: from energy to sustainable policy, design and solutions, assessment and monitoring and assure the future. Papers are invited on the use and application of materials, research into the thermal performance and durability, hygrothermal issues, moisture buffering and breathability.
CIB W107 - Construction in Developing Countries and its Contribution to Sustainable Development, 28-30 January 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria - Call for Papers
Focussing on Construction in Developing Countries, the conference aims at exploring current development and advances in construction to achieve sustainable development. Themes include: Environmental planning, Design, Management Technology, Education and Training.
Joint CIB W070, W111 and W118: Facilities Management Conference, Using Facilities in an Open World - Creating Value for All Stakeholders, 21-23 May 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark - Third Announcement and Call for Papers - Extended Deadline
An 'open world' implies new opportunities for humanity in the use of technologies, combining principles of collaboration, transparency, sharing and empowerment. Open source, open accounts, open innovation and open access are expressions increasingly being heard.
W080 - Prediction of Service Life of Building Materials and Components: XIII DBMC - 13th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, 3-5 September 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - First Announcement and Call for Papers
The multidisciplinary conference themes include: Durability science, service life planning and prediction methodologies, sustrainable construction, building physics and pathology, historical and old buildings. The 2014 RILEM Week will be held in conjunction with XIII DBMC.
New Publications
W056 - Sandwich Panels: European Recommendations on the Stabilization of Steel Structures by Sandwich Panels
This document gives information about the use of self-supporting sandwich panels as stabilizing elements for single steel members such as beams or columns. The document extends the application range of sandwich panels to construction class II according to EN 1993-1-3.
W056 - Sandwich Panels: Preliminary European Recommendations for the Design of Sandwich Panels with Openings A state of the Art Report
This report includes current information about the influence of openings on the behaviour and resistance of sandwich panels. With this report, it is intended to complete the directions given in the European product standard EN 14509. This report introduces aspects on the mechanical design of sandwich panels.
Proceedings of SB13 Munich: Implementing Sustainability - Barriers and Chances
The SB13 Munich proceedings contain: political framework, sustainable urban and regional planning, design, architecture and education, methodologies and tools for planning, operation & deconstruction processes of building, technologies, material and product innovations, special forum.
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete and Development
The Proceedings provide a suitable background for the enhancement of Civil Engineering, with an emphasis on concrete materials and structures through an appropriate exchange of information between all researchers, scientists and industrial scholars.
Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress 2013: Construction and Society
A broad range of papers were presented in oral and poster format, with representation from both academics and practitioners. 396 papers were accepted. The papers presented at the congress have been published in full in these proceedings.
Student Chapters
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University CIB Student Chapter Newsletter no. 11, May 2013
The President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University CIB Student Chapter introduces its 11th newsletter, May 2013. This Chapter newsletter reports on numerous activities organized by the students and staff who support the Chapter.