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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 CEO Don Ward
Welcome to a new-look newsletter format, which reflects the migration of our website to a new platform and the use of other modern apps for mailing lists etc. This process is very much an on-going ‘work in progress’, so please give us your feedback on what you like and what you don’t, so we can continue to refine the new look by the time we launch the first phase of the new website this month. The second phase of the website will have a focus group of members and other users to help us with the brief and to refine the functionality, if you are interested to contribute to this process please contact anyone in the secretariat team.
Issue 7, 2020
The World Building Conference 27 Jun 2022, 9:00 am AEST – 30 Jun 2022, 5:00 pm AEST RMIT University, 360 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Issue 7, 2020