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Call for JCGC Chair

The Liaison Committee (LC) is excited to announce a call for candidates to fill a position for the Joint Committee on the GLOBE Consensus (JCGC)

Nomination Deadline: February 15, 2024
Position: JCGC Chair
Term: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027
Compensation: Voluntary basis

GLOBE is the Global Consensus on Sustainability in the Built Environment. The Joint Committee on the GLOBE Consensus (JCGC) is dedicated to reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from the construction sector.

The JCGC was initiated in 2021 under the auspices of the Liaison Committee (LC) of the six International Associations of Civil Engineering: CIB, ECCS, fib, IABSE, IASS and RILEM. It operates according to a MoU signed between the Associations of the LC.

Established in 1958, the LC coordinates activities of joint interests between the six member associations and has produced technical guidelines, standards, innovation, research and education in construction at the international level for more than 60 years. They represent more than 150 countries and more than 5,000 experts.

The backbone of the JCGC comprises the knowledge and the international networks represented by the LC’s member associations with respect to the entire value chain of construction. This includes the expertise and activities of material scientists, structural safety and resilience scientists, consulting engineers, contractors, owners and operators, experts in standards and codes, as well as policymakers.

According to the MoU, JCGC’s initiating Chair, Michael Havbro Faber, will end his term on June 30, 2024.

The objectives of the JCGC include:

1) Awareness-raising and promotion of the GLOBE Consensus
2) Developing fundamental new knowledge in support of unbiased and science-based decision-making on how to achieve sustainability in the built environment at a global scale
3) Establishing a pre-normative basis for the regulation and standardization of sustainability in the built environment
4) Synthesizing the expertise represented by the Partners and other parties supporting the GLOBE Consensus and disseminating it to all stakeholders of the built environment;
5) Highlighting the need for sustainable development of the built environment among researchers, organizations, and other stakeholders
6) Preparing and synthesizing White Papers, state-of-the-art Reports and Recommendations and background documents related to a sustainable built environment.
7) Facilitating the sharing of experimental data of relevance to the sustainable development of the built environment;
8) Preparing and overseeing the delivery of educational and training activities on issues relating to sustainability in the built environment;
9) Liaising with other bodies to promote the GLOBE Consensus and the JCGC’s worldwide expert network incorporating all stakeholders of the built environment.

The organization and working mode of the JCGC

At present, the JCGC operates as a global expert network on the basis of voluntary engagement. The JCGC members normally meet two times a year at ordinary meetings but also in between at joint workshops or conference events and task group meetings.

The Chair of the JCGC is responsible for the daily operation of the JCGC activities and for organizing and coordinating ordinary meetings, workshop events, outreach, and coordination with other organizations with similar or related objectives.

The Board of the JCGC is comprised of one representative from each of the LC Associations, plus the JCGC Reporters (JCGC Working Party leads), the current and past JCGC Chair. In coordination with the Board of the JCGC, the Chair of the JCGC sets out the strategy for the work and follows up on this at regular intervals.

Candidates for the JCGC Chair position should:

- Have a good understanding of structural design, with a strong multi-disciplinary understanding of material sciences,
- Have a documented track record in organizing and leading large international multi/cross-disciplinary projects,
- Be free of any personal and economic interest in specific companies, materials and other aspects related to the activities of the JCGC.

Application process

Candidates for the JCGC Chair’s position are hereby invited to submit their applications, including their CVs, to Judith Hardy ( Candidates are also requested to provide a 1–2-page note outlining their vision for the activities of the JCGC in the short, mid and long term, with a focus on fast and scientifically sound reductions of GHG from construction – from a global perspective.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2024. The JCGC Board will thoroughly review all received candidacies.

More information on the JCGC may be found here: JCGC Home Page

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