Congress Themes

WBC2022 themes will include: 

  • Climate change and environmental sustainability, including construction and demolition waste and sustainable supply chains;  

  • Addressing poverty and inequality, especially through access to appropriate social and affordable housing;  

  • Digital Construction/Construction 4.0; 

  • Smart built environment/smart cities/smart communities including transport networks;  

  • Industrialised/offsite construction/pre-assembly; 

  • Responding to COVID-19 – how the built environment supports health and well-being and how construction and the built environment contribute to economic recovery. 

Stay tuned for Program Updates

Sessions are planned featuring these CIB Working Commissions


Categories for Author Submissions

When submitting an abstract or paper, authors must choose one of the following categories:

  • Accelerating innovation in construction (TG96)

  • Advancements in utilizing expertise and automation to increase project performance (W117)

  • Architectural, spatial and infrastructure planning, and the fourth Industrial Revolution (W096, W101 & TG91)

  • Building stronger legal foundations for our construction future (W113)

  • Circular Built Environments (TG88, T1-SC, W116 & One Planet SBC)

  • Collaborating for innovation in the built environment: re-energising CIB

  • The common good (W099 & W123)

  • The construction sector's role in and response to rebuilding the post-COVID economy (W055 & TG81)

  • Durability & climate change: Implications for building design & construction practice

  • Enhancing the education and work environment for people in construction (W089 & W123)

  • General (other)

  • Implications for infrastructure from electric vehicles (TG91)

  • Intelligent buildings for the future (W098)

  • Learning from the pandemic for a smart and sustainable future (W102, W112, W116, W118 & W123)

  • Managing risk through knowledge management (W102)

  • Offsite construction: empowering future resilience and capability (W121)

  • Open building: the key to a regenerative housing stock (W104)

  • OpenScience environment for moisture safety – from science to practice (W040)

  • Organisation and Management of Construction: New Challenges and Opportunities (W065 & W055)​

  • Public private partnerships: past, present and future (W122)

  • Urban resilience: implications, considerations, and the way forward (W120)

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