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About CIB

CIB, officially named International Council for Research and Innovation in Building Construction, was established in 1953 under the name Conseil International du Bâtiment. The foundational objectives of CIB were to stimulate and facilitate the international cooperation and exchange of information between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those engaged in technical fields of research. Since its inception, the association has developed into a worldwide network that connects more than 5000 experts. These specialists represent the research institutes, universities, and industry- and government-related entities that constitute the approximate 500 member organizations of CIB. Though the size and strength of the organization today has grown compared to the past, the focus of CIB and its members remains the same: the active collection of research and innovation information for all aspects of building and construction.

October 1st-3rd



Keynote Speakers

James H. Garrett, Jr.

Dean, College of Engineering

James H. Garrett, Jr. is the Dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds the Thomas Lord Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Martin Fischer

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Martin Fisher is the Kumagai Professor of Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He also directs the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering(CIFE).

Industry Speakers

Key Note

Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu

Senior Director of Industry Strategy and Innovation

Burcin Kaplanoglu is leading Industry Strategy and Innovation at Oracle's Global Construction and Engineering business unit. He is the co-founder of recently opened Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab.
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Can Ersen Firat

Senior Program Manager, Education & Outreach Programs

Ersen Firat is part of Trimble’s Global Education Team with a mission in transforming the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner-operated (AECO) industry demands that the team engage proactively and drive awareness of Trimble.
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Frank Malangone

Senior Director, Industry and Product Strategy

Frank Malangone has over 30 years’ experience as a business technology leader within the engineering and construction (E&C) industry. Frank is now part of Oracle’s Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit (CEGBU).
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Registration is now Live

We look forward to yet another excellent CIB W78 conference, and to the opportunity of welcoming you on behalf of Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Key Dates

June 16
Early Bird Registration Open

We highly encourge attendees to register as soon as possible. Seats are limited and we anticipate a high demand for tickets(registrations)

June 25
Final Paper Submission

Detailed guidelines for the final paper submission are available through the following link: Guidelines

June 27
Deadline Author Registration

If you are an author, one author-registration per paper is required to include your paper in the proceedings.

July 15
Regular Registration Open

Regular Registration will be open until Oct 1 or until we reach full capacity. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure a seat.

October 01 - 03
Conference Days

Save the dates! Join us at Hotel Sheraton Grand, Chicago to find out what exciting developments are active in the aspects of research and innovation for building and construction.


Event FAQs

Registration is now live. Please follow the Registration Link for instructions and rates.
Yes, it is possible. There are currently opportunities for sponsorship. Please contact Prof. Ivan Mutis (imutissi@iit.edu) for more information.
Please email Prof. David Arditi (arditi@iit.edu) or Prof. Ivan Mutis (imutissi@iit.edu ) to request an invitation letter.
CIB is unable to assist with travel or registration costs.
Please contact Prof. David Arditi (arditi@iit.edu) or CIB Team (cibw78@iit.edu) for assistance.

Event Location

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E North Water St
Phone: +1 (312) 464-1000
Email: info@sheratonchicago.com

Contact Us

General enquiries

David Arditi - arditi@iit.edu
Professor Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois

Scientific and technical paper related queries

Ivan Mutis - imutissi@iit.edu
Assistant Professor Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois

Timo Hartmann - timo.hartmann@tu-berlin.de
Professor for Civil Systems Engineering
Civil Engineering Institute TU Berlin

Sponsorship and break presentation opportunities

Ivan Mutis - imutissi@iit.edu
Assistant Professor Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois