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Bakens, W (1997) International trends in research and technology development. Building Research & Information, 25(06), 335–7.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: CIB; international collaboration; R&D; research infrastructure; research management; trends
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=pnx8xmqbg96qdbw6
  • Abstract:
    A changing environment for CIB. The way in which research and technology development in building and construction is conducted in most industrialized countries is changing dramatically. Major changes include a reduced dependence on government support for R&D, the development of a partnership between the construction industry and the research community, internationalization of construction research as a market, the subsequent impact for national research programmes, increased international collaboration between national research organizations, and the impact of electronic communication. The changing role of CIB is discussed as positive response to these challenges, which include the changing composition of CIB's membership (from East Asia and North America), increased participation by industry, more focused CIB programmes which are closely aligned to industry's priorities, and new ways of creating international teams and working methods through the use of electronic participation.