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CIB in Brief

CIB is the acronym of the abbreviated French (former) name: "Conseil International du Bâtiment" (in English this is: International Council for Building). In the course of 1998, the abbreviation has been kept but the full name changed into:


CIB was established in 1953 as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

CIB has since developed into a world wide network of over 5.000 experts from about 500 member organisations with a research, university, industry or government background, who collectively are active in all aspects of research and innovation for building and construction.

CIB International Conference on Smart Built Environment
The CIB TG96 with the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction, Heriot-Watt University and several CIB Commissions are organising an international conference on smart built environment. Developing and integrating the various aspects of the built environment and infrastructure in a smart approach is a great challenge for cities. Some of the key encounters facing the world growing cities and urbanization development include, affordable housing, employment, transportation, energy, clean water, food supply, quality education and health services, pollution, waste management etc. This conference is focused on how the construction industry can accelerate the pace of innovation to deliver a smart built environment.
Issue 2, 2020
CIB New Student Chapter Committee Massey University
On behalf of the CIB Board the CIB Student Chapter Committee has approved the establishment of a new CIB Student Chapter at Massey University – New Zealand.
Issue 2, 2020