CIB is the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. It was established in 1953 with the support of the United Nations as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between government 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 worldwide network of over 3,000 experts from about 300 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. It covers the technical, economic, environmental and organizational aspects of the built environment during all stages of its life cycle, addressing basic and applied research, documentation and translation of research results, and the implementation to industry practice.
The purpose of CIB is to provide a global network for international exchange and cooperation in research and innovation in building and construction in support of improved building processes and improved performance of the built environment. Its objectives are to be: a relevant source of information concerning research and innovation worldwide in the field of building and construction; a reliable and effective access point to the global research community and a forum for achieving meaningful exchange between the spectrum of building and construction interests and the global research community.
For further information please see www.cibworld.org.