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Newsletter 2013 - 6

Around Commissions
W065 - Organisation and Management of Construction: Introducing the New Joint Coordinator - Prof.Dr.Ir. Hans Wamelink
Prof. Dr. Ir. Hans Wamelink of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, is the appointed new Joint Coordinator of W065 on Organisation and Management of Construction. He states that new technologies, methods and concepts enters the field of organisation and management in construction.
W070 - Facilities Management and Maintenance: Introducing the New Joint Coordinator - Dr. Keith Jones
Dr Keith Jones of the University of Greenwich in the UK, is appointed the new Joint Coordinator of W070 on Facilities Management and Maintenance. He talks about the positive future for facilities management and built assett maintenance research.
W096 - Architectural Management: Introducing the New Joint Coordinator - Prof. Bob Giddings
Prof. Bob Giddings of the Northumbria University in the UK, has been appointed the new Joint Coordinator of W096 on Architectural Management. He states that city centres should be at the pinnacle of human achievement in the built environment. However, in many cases they are confusing and alienating.
W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development: Call for Authors for a CIB online publication entitiled: The Accessible City
Most relevant aspects of the concept of the Accessible City include: reforming and restructuring of urban area, making places for people, city centre revitalization, diverse places, smart infrastructure, resilient city, information technology, tools to assess accessibility.
W112 - Culture in Construction: Towards a Research Roadmap
Recent developments create new opportunities for the acquisition of knowledge and implementation in practice. For the Commission this means an excellerated growth via an enthusiastic community of researchers and industry-specialists, collaborating on multi-cultural challenges.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Hong Kong Regional Conference - Urban Density & Sustainability, 12-13 September 2013 in Hong Kong, China - Special offer on registration, valid till 31 July 2013
The conference aims to gather experts in the arena of sustainable built development to foster exchange of latest technology and knowledge from a holistic approach. It is to provide insights in balancing between urban growth and sustainable development.
CIB Co-sponsored Conference: SB13 Southern Africa - Creating a Resilient and Regenerative Built Environment, 15-16 October 2013, Cape Town, South Africa - Second Announcement
The conference theme reflects the evolution of the approach to sustainable development in the face of growing concerns about the need for adaptation to climate change and negotiated ecosystem services. These concerns are of particular relevance to sub-Sahara Africa.
CIB Co-sponsored: SB13 Cairo - Democratic transition and Sustainable Urban Communities - Overcoming the Challenges of Rapid Growth, 5-7 November 2013 in Cairo, Egypt - Second Announcement
The new era of democratic transition in Egypt raises aspirations and expectations vis-à-vis sustainable communities. SB13 Cairo is an opportunity to bring scholars, practitioners, and industry professionals together to share knowledge, experiences, and seek practical solutions for current and future generations.
Joint W055/W065/W089 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, 4-7 May 2014 in Kandalama, Sri Lanka
The Conference will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines to deal with the major challenges that construction professionals will be confronted with in the coming years.
W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: International Conference on Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, 2-3 June 2014 in Lund, Sweden - Second Announcement
The tracks and sub-tracks of this conference include: Designing for health and safety, role of stakeholders, proactive and reactive health and safety, creating an incident free work environment, continuous education, behaviour-based safety, occupational health and ergonomic and quality work-life.
Encouraged Journals
Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCON) - Special Issue on BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends - Call for Papers
Cloud computing technology has rapidly emerged as a new paradigm to address resource sharing based on different requirements in nowadays. In the AEC arenas, this emerging technology facilitates the development of a collaborative and integrated environment for the project stakeholders.
Student Chapters
Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Winner 1st Prize of the 6th Innovation Competition in Construction and Management (ICCEM)
The study by the HKPolyU CIB Student Chapter was about A Carbon Neutral SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) - Based Multi-generation System for Building Application. This system consists four major components: biogas digestion, electricity, absorption cooling system and hot water production.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on CIB Members in March 2013 we have installed 5 Individual Members originating all from a different Continent.