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Newsletter 2014 - 3

Forthcoming Meetings
Global Construction Data: Free Webinar on International Aspects of Construction and the Built Environment, 24th April 2014, Starting Time: 10:00 AM (UK Time) = 9:00 AM CET
The webinar addressess: examples of existing international construction labour statistics and statistics on international flows of construction products and materials, weaknesses of international data and methods to overcome these, and modeling a data set of international construction statistics.
W055, W065, W089, W092, W096, W102, W117, TG72, TG81 and TG83: International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, 4-7 May 2014 in Kandalama, Sri Lanka - Final Announcement
Against the background of a quickly changing world, 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.
Free CIB Innovation Webinar: Using BIM to Enhance Construction Safety and Health, May 7, 2014
This Webinar is part of a series of CIB Pilot Innovation Webinars that take place in May - June 2014. Topics in this Webinar include: BIM and Design for Lifecycle Safety, BIM promoting construction site safety - Industry examples, BIM in support of Determining Productivity and Safety Index.
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage: 40th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Building, 8-10 September 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The symposium will provide a forum where participants will exchange information on: results of recent researches; industrial researches and developments; performances of building systems; models and procedures for design; codes of practice and standards.
CIB Co-sponsored: 1st International Symposium on Building Pathology (ISBP), 24-27 March 2015 in Porto, Portugal - First Announcement and Call for Papers
Symposium themes include: Structural and hygrothermal pathologies, diagnosis techniques, building pathology vs durability, asset and maintenance management, information dissemination, building performance simulation and case studies.
W014 - Fire Safety: IFireSS_2015 - International Fire Safety Symposium, 20-23 April 2015, Coimbra, Portugal - First Announcement
Topics in this symposium include: Evacuation of building, explosions, fire-fighting, chemistry, physics and combustion, detection systems, fire in industrial buildings, reaction, risk assessment, fire safety in vehicles and tunnels, standardization and construction trend.
CIB World Building Congress - Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016, Tampere, Finland - Picture 5 of 20
Tampere Hall, the venue for the CIB World Building Congress in 2016, is full of built-in art, designed specifically for the Convention centre? One of the most famous pieces is the Blue Line by sculptor Kimmo Kaivanto. It runs along the lobby, exiting the building through the wall of the exhibition hall.
WBC16, CIB World Building Congress 2016: Intelligent Built Environment for Life, 30 May - 3 June 2016 in Tampere, Finland - First Announcement
The organisers recognize the different needs of various CIB groups. The Congress will employ versatile methods to maximize interaction and participation opportunities, including presentations of best practices and case studies, demonstrations, workshops and round table discussions.
New Publications
New Publication W115 - Barriers for Deconstruction and Reuse/Recycling of Construction Materials - free downloadable
This report is the fifth product of W115 and provides an overview of barriers for deconstruction and reuse/recycling of construction materials across the world through a series of country reports from Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and United State of America.
Free downloadable: Proceedings of the CIB W119 IAARC CIC 2013 Workshop - Advanced Construction and Building Technology for Society
The Workshop concentrated on international researchers, practitioners and selected top-students originating from 8 different professional backgrounds (Architecture, Industrial , Electrical and Civil Engineering, Business Science, Interior Design, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering.
Free downloadable Publication: W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development - The Accessible City
The booklet reflects the aim of the Commission to make urban spaces and society more open and friendly to all the people living in cities, as well as to restore the valuable places that tend to be lost due to motorization, commercialization and even the advancement of information technology.
Student Chapters
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University CIB Student Chapter: Newsletter No. 12, April 2014
The Newsletter contains information about: Winner of CIB Sebestyen Future Leaders Award 2013, The ACBC Workshop 2013 in Osaka, Japan, Best Dissertation Competition Award 2013, Research Exchange Forum and The Academic Workshop Series in Year 2013-2014.
Introducing: New Student Chapter at Purdue University, Department of Building Construction Management
A new CIB Student Chapter has been established at Purdue University, Department of Building Construction Management in West Lafayette, IN, USA. The Chapter aims to create a specific student organization to engage in further understanding and research about the built environment.
Members Section New Members
Welcome to New Members
Since the previous news article on New CIB Members in February 2014 we have installed 3 New Members. This includes a Property Company from Malaysia, that has become Full Member of CIB.