A CIB Commission is a worldwide network of experts in a defined scientific area who meet regularly and who collaborate in international projects and exchange information on a voluntary basis. A Commission can be a Task Group (TG) with a limited lifetime, scope and objectives, or a Working Commission (W) with a broader programme, scope and objectives.

The scope, objectives and work programme of each Commission are defined by its members and officially approved by the CIB Board at the recommendation of the CIB Programme Committee.

Most Commissions have one Coordinator, who is appointed by its members and by the CIB Board at the recommendation of the CIB Programme Committee. Some Commissions have not one but two Joint Coordinators and some have a Secretary also.

Some Commissions have set up Working Groups to focus on specific parts of the work programme and some have established their own projects in which Commission members or their institutes collaborate.

Most Commissions have annual plenary meetings, which are organised by a CIB member organisation represented in the Commission. Certain Commissions have more frequent plenary meetings and/or additional meetings of their Working Groups. Also most Commissions at regular intervals organise an international symposium, conference or workshop.

Most Commissions produce official publications featuring their output which are then distributed within the CIB community and sold externally.

A growing number of these Commissions now have their own Home Page and there are also some which have a liaison with an officially CIB Encouraged Journal covering their particular area of expertise. Also some Commissions have set up their own international Student Chapter

For each Commission detailed information on its Scope and Objectives, Work Programme, Meeting Schedule, Publications, External Relations, Membership and Electronic Addresses is given in the section on "Commissions" under the "Database" tab of this website.


Task Groups
TG59 - People in Construction
TG79 - Building Regulations and Control in the Face of Climate Change
TG81 - Global Construction Data
TG87 - Urban Resilience Benchmarking and Metrics
TG88 - Smart Cities
TG89 - Construction Mediation Practice
TG90 - Information Integration in Construction
TG91 - Infrastructure
TG92 - Wearable Sensor Technology
TG93 - Building Zero Energy Settlements
TG94 - Healthy Town
TG95 - Professionalism and Ethics in Construction
TG96 - Accelerating Innovation in Construction

Working Commissions
W014 - Fire Safety
W023 - Wall Structures
W040 - Heat and Moisture transfer in Buildings
W055 - Construction Industry Economics
W056 - Sandwich Panels (joint-CIB-ECCS Commission)
W062 - Water Supply and Drainage
W065 - Organisation and Management of Construction
W069 - Residential Studies
W070 - Facilities Management and Maintenance
W078 - Information Technology for Construction
W080 - Prediction of Service Life of Building Materials and Components ...
W083 - Roofing Materials and Systems (also RILEM RMS)
W086 - Building Pathology
W089 - Education in the Built Environment
W092 - Procurement Systems
W096 - Architectural Design and Management
W098 - Intelligent and Responsive Buildings
W099 - Safety Health & Wellbeing in Construction
W101 - Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development
W102 - Information and Knowledge Management in Building
W104 - Open Building Implementation
W107 - Construction in Developing Countries
W110 - Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing
W111 - Usability of Workplaces
W112 - Culture in Construction
W113 - Law and Dispute Resolution
W115 - Construction Materials Stewardship
W116 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
W117 - Performance Measurement in Construction
W118 - Clients and Users in Construction
W119 - Customised Industrial Construction
W120 - Disasters and the Built Environment
W121 - Offsite Construction
W122 - Public Private Partnership