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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 Announcement New Constitution and By-laws
During the General Assembly at the CIB World Building Congress held in June in Hong Kong, the proposed changes for the CIB Constitution, have been accepted. The English and Dutch version of the new CIB Constitution and the CIB By-Laws are available on our website.
Issue 7, 2019
CIB Commission W120 has launched Disasters: Deconstructed Podcast
CIB Commission W120 Disasters and the Built Environment has launched a weekly Podcast. After 6 months of planning and preparation, the podcast launched in June 2019 across all major apps. The show is released every Monday for the duration of a season (20 weeks). Season 1 is available for free. Season 2 will start in January 2020.
Issue 7, 2019