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Around Commissions
  - Asset Management of Infrastructure
From the CIB Management
  - Cooperation Agreement
Forthcoming Meetings
  - Construction law
  - SBE16 Dubai
  - Post-Graduate conference
  - SBE16 Hamburg
Encouraged Journals
  - Closing policy gaps
  - Disaster resilience
  - Environmental law

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Newsletter 2015 - 4

Around Commissions
Joint TNO and CIB symposium: Asset Management of infrastructure: challenges and new approaches
Leading experts from Australia, The United States, Germany and The Netherlands exchanged views on how the challenge of aging infrastructure materialises in their respective countries and discussed how they develop and implement new knowledge and innovations to meet these challenges.
From the CIB Management
CIB – SBRCURnet Cooperation Agreement
A new business model has been developed in support of the new CIB strategy. One component is a move of the secretariat. Another is that the CIB secretariat will fulfill its tasks as much as possible via a service agreement with SBRCURnet.
Forthcoming Meetings
CIB World Building Congress: International Academic Research Conference on Construction Law
The triennial CIB-conference will take place next year in Tampere, Finland between 30th May and 3rd June 2016. The CIB’s specialist Working Commission on Law & Dispute Resolution (W113) will be organizing a stream dedicated to the subject of construction law.
2nd call for papers for the SBE16 Dubai conference
SBE16 Dubai will be an International, full-paper peer-reviewed conference with focus on different aspects of sustainability. Abstracts, up to 250 words, of papers related to the conference’s themes should be submitted before May 31st 2015.
CIB Co-Sponsored Conference: 12th International Post-Graduate Research Conference
The 12th International Post-Graduate Research Conference will provide a forum for discussions into the development and application of new and emerging practices to challenge current design and construction practice in the areas of people, process and technology issues.
CIB Co-Sponsored Conference: SBE16 Hamburg, Strategies - Stakeholders - Success factors
The Hamburg conference will be held from 8th to 11th March 2016 and marks the start of the SBE conference series on regional level in 2016 in preparation for the next SBE World Conference 2017 in Hong Kong. Deadline for abstract submission is May 30 2015.
Encouraged Journals
CIB Recognized Journal: Special issue BRI on closing the policy gaps
In the built environment, disparities exist between policy intentions and actual outcomes. This special issue identifies the illusions, expectations, processes, use/abuse of evidence and predictions, as well as the capabilities and capacities for delivery and assessment.
Call for papers: Themed issue on the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030
The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE) has published a call for papers for a themed issue on The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The deadline for abstract submission is May 15.
Free download: #IJLBE special issue Environmental Law
The special issue 'Environmental Law' of The International Journal of Law in the Built Environment (#ijlbe) is available for free download during the month of April. This issue discusses important themes such as environmental protection, biodiversity conservation and the ideologies of planning law.