22 Dec Virginia Tech student CIB chapter wins the ​2014 CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award

The International Council for Building Construction, also known as the CIB in reference to it’s original French names Conseil International du Bâtiment, has announced that our new student chapter has won the ​2014 CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award.

The purpose of the award is to expose future leaders of the building sector to the latest developments in building research.

To be eligible, the student chapter had to actively collaborate with a CIB Commission in the development of a proposal. Our Chapter has collaborated with the Working Commission W120: Disasters and the Built Environment, and developed a research topic related to Resilient Urbanisation, entitled “Resilience Information Diffusion in Social Networks: Role of Managing Stakeholders.”

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 organizations with a research, university, industry or government background, who collectively are active in all aspects of research and innovation for building and construction.