The National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST) will be hosting the Board of Directors of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) for a three-day meeting in Washington, DC, April 15-17. This will be one of only a few times in history that the United States has had the privilege of hosting this highly esteemed gathering of executives from international research organizations around the globe.
CIB was established in 1953 with help of the United Nations and holds a special UN Consultative Status. CIB has grown into a network that encompasses 500 organizations and 5000 individual experts in over 100 countries. Being part of this event will truly be a unique experience as it will bring executive leaders from around the world to share the work they are doing to advance IDDS across the globe.
NIST has invited its partners - Fiatech, Virginia Tech and A+CA – to host a one-day workshop, following the CIB Board meeting, to showcase the integrated design and delivery solutions that are being deployed by companies in the U.S. as well as abroad. The workshop will showcase global research, technology and innovative practices in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). This special one-day event will be held at the Westin hotel in Ballston, Virginia. Further information on speakers and topics will be sent following this email and posted on the website.
We are inviting you, along with stakeholders in the architectural, engineering, construction and facilities management industry, to be part of this event. You may register to attend the workshop and make your hotel reservations from the following website: http://www.nist.gov/el/cib.cfm. The earlier the better for the hotel reservations, as we have only guaranteed a certain number of rooms at the workshop rate. We hope you will join us April 18, 2012 for a unique look at how the world is tackling our most pressing challenges.
For more information please visit http://www.nist.gov/el/cib.cfm