CIB World Building Congress
Construction and Society
5-9 May 2013
CIB World Building Congress 2013 showcases some of the world’s best research and development in the built environment and construction sectors by a global research network of more than 5000 members focused on innovation.
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This year’s triennial event will focus on the relationship between Construction and Society, in particular, how research helps to maximise the contribution of constructed assets to social goals, and meet emerging social needs. The Congress will represent more than 50 CIB Working Commissions and Task Groups.
Session themes: sustainability, law, procurement, regulation, economics, marketing, management, IT, health, education, safety, planning, culture, clients, disasters, performance and contexts.
- Biggest international event on the CIB calendar, held every three years.
- 70 countries represented.
- Up to 500 delegates expected.
- World’s best building and construction research.
- Leading researchers, government, and respected practitioners in attendance.
- Papers and proceedings published in electronic and print publications.
- Exposure for the academia and industry.
Investing in construction research
Responding to extremes and creating resilience is a major global concern, whether in relation to financial crises, weather disasters, or other high impact events. Construction is the foundation of modern society and provides the transport networks we travel on, the facilities for health and education of families, shelter for communities and the foundation of our economy. This infrastructure is impacted by extreme events.
If we acknowledge that innovation is essential to economic growth and the built environment is central to society, then how we structure and manage our research and development system in construction, especially for built asset resilience, is of critical import to all economies. For researchers, this compels us to focus on how people interact with the built environment through construction because it fundamentally impacts on quality of life and economic growth. In a global context of challenged financial environments we need to carefully consider the ways in which we invest in construction research.
The CIB World Building Congress provides a unique opportunity for attendees across all built environment areas to witness and participate in the globally-leading activities and outcomes that will impact on our industry and society in the future. It is the central gathering of global research in building and construction, and the only event which collectively brings together all CIB working commissions and task groups. I’ve been Involved in the CIB for nine years and it’s clear to me that the opportunities to grow ideas and professional networks through the CIB World Building Congress are unequalled across the building and construction research fields.
On its 60th anniversary, the CIB brings together its R&D on the friendly shores of the inner city beach adjacent to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia – which was created by the construction industry and is a testament to the value of pursuing community goals through the built environment.
On behalf of the Organising Committee, I welcome delegates to Brisbane and Australia and thank our joint hosts, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc), for supporting me as a CIB Board Member.
John V McCarthy AO
|About the CIB||60th Anniversary Celebration|
|The CIB – International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction – is a strong and vibrant organisation comprising a global community of researchers, who apply their imagination, and create innovation through collaboration.The CIB undertakes cutting edge research that introduces innovation and benefit across all building and construction areas.||This will be a particularly exciting Congress as the CIB celebrates 60 years as a world leader in building research.|