CIB Task Group 33
Concurrent Engineering  in Construction

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About CIB TG33 NEW
The CIB Task Group 33 was established in February 1998. TG33 is part of CE-NET, the Concurrent Engineering NETwork of excellence

Concurrent Engineering
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 CEC.
  • To initiate / formulate collaborative international projects on CEC for external funding.
  • To develope links with other industry sectors interested in Concurrent Engineering.

Work programme

  • A focus of the Work Programme of the Task Group is to organise a series of Bi-annual International Conferences on CEC
  • 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 on CEC.
  • To undertake case studies on CEC implementation as the base of producing an International Best Practice Report in 2000.



  • To be discussed.


  • 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 form