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About CIB

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: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION.
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 5000 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 Regional Office in Tehran

CIB Regional office in Tehran promotes CIB cooperation and activities mainly in West and Central Asia and Caucuses, but maintains a close cooperation with other countries and regions where and when required.



The CIB Regional Offices focus on:

• targeted membership acquisition and retention in the region
• interlinking world wide, region to region as well as within regions
• collaboration between the existing CIB Membership in the region
• development and presentation to CIB of regional R&D Agendas

West and Central Asia region include developing countries who will benefit greatly from exchange of knowledge, expertise and information on building and construction in order to achieve their development objectives.
CIB as an international network established to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and exchange of knowledge and information in the building and construction sector can benefit from a stronger presence at regional level. The regional presence and activities of CIB can contribute to promotion of its objectives and development of membership and resources for its programmes.
The CIB Board approved  in its meeting in Shanghai in April 2011,  the establishment of CIB Regional Offices including the one in Tehran to be hosted by the Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC).