Working Commission on Safety and Health in Construction​

CIB W099

Welcome to CIB W099

The Wellbeing

Issue 1

W099 Newsletter

CIBW099 will next meet at the World Building Congress in Hong Kong 17 - 21 June, 2019

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World Building Congress


The Wellbeing - Issue 1

Dr Gerry Ayers

Keynote speech to Belfast 2015 conference.

Ulster University

World Building Congress 2019

CIB W099 Publications

Big Academic Debate Around Sun Set: 

Chaired by Professor Hugh McKenna, Ulster University

Industry vs Academia debate.

Motion: ​"All that safety research is no use to industry. It’s just purely academic." 

Who are CIB W099?

CIB is the acronym of the abbreviated french (former) name: "Conseil International du Batiment" (in English this is: International Council for Building). 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 worldwide 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. 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.

​A CIB Commission is a worldwide network of experts in a defined scientific area who meet regularly and who collaborate in international projects and exchange information on a voluntary basis. 

One of CIB's Working Commissions is W099; Safety and Health in Construction. W099 is  committed  to  the  advancement  of  safety  and  health  of  construction  workers. The  tools  necessary  to  accomplish  this  end  include  designing,  pre-planning,  training,  management  commitment  and  the  development  of  a  safety  culture. A  country’s  involvement  with  construction  safety  is  influenced  by  factors  like:  varying  labour  forces,  shifting  economies,  insurance  rates,  legal  ramifications  and  technological  development.

Advancing the health safety and wellbeing of workers and the society within which we operate is a fundamental aspect of our professional and ethical being.