Dr. Wim Bakens
1969 – 1975
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Department of Architectural Engineering, Master’s Degree 1988
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, Doctor of Science
Thesis: “Building 2005: Futures Perspective for Company Managers, Policy Makers and Researchers in the Building Industry”
Professional Career to Date
1976 – 1983 Ministry for Housing, Physical Planning and Environment
1976 – 1979 Staff of the Department for Building Design
1979 – 1980 Head of the Staff Office – Research Division
1980 – 1981 Deputy Head of the Department for Building Design
1981 – 1983 Head of the Department for Building Preparation, Design and Construction
Along with general responsibility for project, staff and line management, these functions concern the programming, execution and management of research and development projects in the areas of housing policy and design and building technology.
1983 – 1994 Bakkenist, Spits & Co > Bakkenist Management Consultants
1983 – 1987 Senior Consultant, responsible for obtaining and executing assignments in the Construction Industry
1987 – 1994 Head of the Consultancy Group for the Construction Industry
1988 – 1994 Partner
The Consultancy Group for the Construction Industry was a multi disciplinary group of consultants and senior consultants. The group was responsible for obtaining and executing policy research and management consultancy assignments on behalf of companies and institutes in the Construction Industry.
1994 – present CIB – The International Council for Building Research, Studies and Documentation
1994 – present Secretary General
CIB is an international association whose objectives are to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between persons and organisations active in the field of Building and Construction Research and Innovation worldwide. See http://www.cibworld.nl for information on the CIB activities that include 60 expert commissions and various externally funded programmes.
The CIB office is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1994 – present Bureau Bakens – Building and Construction Research and Consultancy
1994 – present Owner and part time director/consultant
2010 – present Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, London, UK
Other Professional Positions
1978 – 1983 Editor of the Dutch Guide Book for Property Management
1979 – 1983 Editor of the Dutch Architectural Year Book
1989 – 1999 Consultant of the Dutch Foundation for Product Development in the Mortar Industry
1991 – 1994 Coordinator of CIB Working Commission W82 – Futures Studies in Construction
1992 – 2000 Programme Consultant for the Department “Constructed Environment” of the Dutch Foundation for Energy Saving and
Environment Protection (NOVEM)
1993 – present Member Editorial Board of the International Journals “Construction Management and Economics” and “Building Research
Publications and Lectures
Dr. Bakens regularly authors books and reports and scientific articles in the national and international building and construction press and journals.
He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and symposia on topics in the area of building strategy, management and organisation
or related to the following themes: Sustainable Building and Construction, Performance-based Building and Revaluing Construction.