Some of the world’s leading figures in the fields of architecture, construction and environmentally sustainable development convened at the University of Huddersfield for a four-day board and strategy meeting that concluded with a symposium on how vulnerable communities could develop resilience to climate change and flooding (hosted by GDRC).

The event was the latest six-monthly board meeting of the global organisation CIB, established in 1953 to aid recovery from the ravages of WWII and now an international network of 5,000 experts involved in the building industry or academic research.


Sunday 2 April


Monday 3 April
10.00 CIB Board Meeting
12.30 Lunch
14.00 CIB Board Meeting
17.00 Free time
19.00 Dinner


Tuesday 4 April
9.00 CIB Strategy Meeting
13.00 Lunch and launch of the CIB Student Chapter
14.00 Technical visit
16.00 Free time
17.30 Dinner and football match at Huddersfield Town AFC


Wednesday 5 April
10.00 CIB Strategy Meeting
13.00 Lunch
14.00 CEO Forum
17.00 Free time
19.00 Dinner


Thursday 6 April
10.00 - 16.00 Symposium on Resilience, Flooding and Climate Change