About CIB TG33
The CIB Task Group 33 was established in February 1998.
TG33 is part of
the Concurrent Engineering NETwork of excellence
CE is a systematic approach to the
integrated, concurrent design of products and related processes, including
manufacture and support. This approach is intended to cause developers,
from the outset, to consider all elements of the product life cycle from
conception through disposal, including quality, cost, schedule, and user
requirements [Winner et al. 1988]. -- CE = Co-operative, parallel
product and process design considerating the whole product lifecycle.
International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation,
is a world wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 organisations,
who actively cooperate and exchange information in over 50 Commissions
covering all fields in building and construction related R&D.
- Objectives and scope
To maintain a discussion forum on the Web on Concurrent Engineering
in Construction (CEC).
To act as an advisory body for construction organisations planning to adopt
To initiate / formulate collaborative international projects on CEC for
To develope links with other industry sectors interested in Concurrent
A focus of the Work Programme of the Task Group is to organise a series
of Bi-annual International Conferences on
At its first meeting the Task Groups's Scope, Objectives
and Work programme will be further elaborated.
Anticipated tasks for the period 1998-2000 are the following:
To set up a CEC Network on the Internet maintaining a visible web site
with links, contact information, e-mail exploders, event calendar, news,
discussion forum and an up- and down-loadable document database.
To collate information on recently completed and ongoing work on CEC.
To initialise and facilitate collaborative international research projects
To undertake case studies on CEC implementation as the base of producing
an International Best Practice Report in 2000.
Members of this Task Group can be either a Representative of a CIB Member
Organisation or an Individual CIB Member.
Task Group members should be able to communicate by e-mail and to access
WWW, because in principle all TG33 communication will utilise these media.
Members will be included in the TG33 mailing list and will have access
to the TG33 communication forum.
Express your interest to join TG33 by filling the member