CIB World Building Conference 2007
21-2514-18 May Cape Town, South Africa
Watch out! CIB World Congress 2007 has officially been moved to the week of 14-18 May 2007
Construction for Development and
CIB W104 OPEN BUILDING IMPLEMENTATION
CONSTRUCTION FOR CHANGE: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD ON MOVING BEYOND FUNCTIONALISM
To all members and friends of W104, and to others involved in architectural practice, management, construction, product manufacturing, academia and government research who understand that the future of the built field includes our serious attention be given to:
1. Escaping short-term functionalism in design and construction.
2. Learning to design and build for and with change.
3. Effective task partitioning and distributed design and construction.
4. Working with levels of intervention and their inevitable dependencies.
5. Activating the forces of both "individual good" and "common good" in building design and construction...
Please consider submitting an abstract to our session at the CIB WORLD CONGRESS in Cape Town. PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2006. This deadline differs from the official congress deadline, but has been approved by the CIB World Congress.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers following a template at www.cib2007.com or www.open-building.org
→ Download: Brochure of CIB World Building Conference 2007 (PDF File)
ABSTRACTS ARE INVITED UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUB THEMES:
• Case studies in open building implementation, in both the formal and informal sectors
• Economic theory and analyses of open building in practice
• Architectural management principles in support of open building practice
• Organizing and supporting users in open building implementation
• Neighborhood and building stock upgrading, activation and renewal using open building principles
• Infill services and technical systems for housing
• Base building technology and construction methods
• Open building for hospital design and procurement
• Open building for retail and office building design and procurement
• Teaching methods in support of open building
• Other topics related to the five basic points noted above
Abstracts need to be submitted using the following template:
Template - MS Word format
Template - Rich Text format
Template - Adobe PDF format
PRE-CONGRESS DESIGN WORKSHOP
In cooperation with Dr. Amira Osman at the University of Pretoria, W104 in conjunction with W110 are organizing a pre-congress design workshop. The tentative dates are May 15-18, 2007.
The goal of the workshop is to explore the efficacy of open building principles and practices to problems faced in the transformation of the built field in the context of South Africa. We are now planning the following:
Tuesday May 15: Arrival and welcoming keynote talk
Wednesday May 16: Excursions
Thursday May 17: Keynote speeches: setting the design workshop in motion
Friday May 18: Continue the workshops and presenting the results for discussion
Saturday / Sunday: free days
Monday May 21: CIB World Congress
Keynote speakers are tentatively:
• Frans van der Werf, pioneering architect of open building projects in the Netherlands
• John Habraken, Emeritus Professor, MIT, author of the seminal work on open building
• Jorge Andrade, Professor at the Autonomous University in Mexico City; long-time student of upgrading processes in informal settlement.
We plan is to organize teams combining both W104 and W110 members and local architects, developers, and community activists to work together on design charrettes , for example:
a) Upgrading of an informal settlement or township
b) Laying out a new urban tissue plan for the extension of an existing informal settlement or township
c) Activation or renewal of an existing multifamily building following open building principles
d) Design of a new mixed use building using open building principles
PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART IN THIS DESIGN WORKSHOP. Send questions or expression of interest to Dr. Stephen Kendall email@example.com
WHAT IS CIB?
The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) stimulates and facilitates international cooperation and information exchange in building and construction research and innovation, technology development and documentation. It is engaged in the scientific, technical, economic and social domains related to building and construction, supporting improvements in the building process and the performance of the built environment.
CIB 2007 will build on the tradition of the triennial congress as the major platform for the presentation and exchange of research and information amongst its members and the industry. The theme of this 2007 World Congress is Construction for Development, focusing on the important role that construction plays in the development of nations. For general information about the CIB World Conference 2007 and other themes set by the conference organizer and other stream organizers, please visit: www.cib2007.com
SENDING IN YOUR ABSTRACT AND IMPORTANT DATES
The following dates are set:
DEADLINE FOR ABSRACTS for the W104 SESSIONS: 1 September 2006
ABSTRACTS TO REFEREES for the W104 SESSIONS: 02 October 2006
Results of abstracts announced to authors: 31 October 2006
DEADLINE FOR Final paper draft: 31 January 2007
Results of review of papers announced to authors: 15 March 2007
DEADLING FOR Final papers: 31 March 2007
Please send in your abstract to the conference organizer:
Mrs. Carla de Jager: (tel: +27 11 805-5947) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CC your abstract to Professor Jia Beisi, Stream Coordinator
Department of Architecture
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2858 1514
Fax: +852 2559 6484
FOR ABSTRACT and PAPER GUIDELINES: go to www.cib2007.com or www.open-building.org
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE CIB WORLD CONGRESS
Please look for all details at the official CIB World Congress Website.
We hope to see you in South Africa at what will be a very promising event. Please contact any of the W104 coordinators with questions.
W104 Joint Coordinators
Professors Stephen Kendall, Ball State University, USA
Professor Jia Beisi, University of Hong Kong
Professor Kazunobu Minami, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo