ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IWC)

Comité international du bois de l'ICOMOS (CIB)

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History

1975, as an international specialized committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) concerned with the problems of the conservation of wood in historic monuments. Also referred to as: ICOMOS IWC / CIB; ICOMOS IWC; ICOMOS CIB.

Aims

Promote international cooperation in the field of preservation of wood in buildings and structures. Advise on development of ICOMOS programs in the field. Coordinate, study and disseminate knowledge concerning: timber structures, including ships and boats and their preservation; conservation of timber as a secondary structural member in buildings constructed of another material; conservation of wood auxiliary parts in buildings, such as integrated decorations, windows, staircases, shingle roofing.

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Activities

Provides a forum for the interchange of experience, ideas, knowledge and the results of research between administrators, architects, engineers, historians, legislators and other professionals. Coordinates existing studies and promotes further studies. Gathering and dissemination of information; advanced technical symposia; development and presentation of technical lectures and courses; development and promulgation of codes of ethics and standards and guidelines for conservation practices.

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Languages

English, French.

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Members

Members in 43 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Buildings
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Vessels
  • Industry
    • Timber
    • Construction
  • Conservation
    • Conservation
  • Aesthetics
    • Monuments

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E0711

Last News Received

2007
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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