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CIB in Brief

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 3,000 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 is the acronym of the abbreviated French (former) name: "Conseil International du Bâtiment" (in English: International Council for Building). In 1998 the abbreviation was kept but the full name changed to:


Message from the CIB Vice President
We have convened a short-life task group to work on a strategy for us to secure funding from third-party organisations such as industry sponsorships, charities, or foundations, as well as research funding bodies. We are looking for volunteers to reach out to United Nations, Habitat, World Bank and European Commission. Please contact us!
Issue 9, 2020
Call for papers - Impact of COVID-19 on construction (JEDT)
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the world of work and how work is done in construction is no exception. How will construction practice or process change? Read more here!
Issue 9, 2020