Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 CTBUH 2017 Student Research Competition

Competition Start Date: March 30, 2017
Submisstion Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
Underwriters Laboratories

The CTBUH 2017 Student Research Competition, sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, resulted in the winning project entitled “An Innovative Tall Building Façade to Achieve High Ventilation, Fire Safety, and Structural Performance,” submitted by Andrea Giachetti, a PhD student at Università degli Studi di Firenze, working under Gianni Bartoli, an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The goal of the competition is to assist talented students, overseen by an instructor, in focusing on a relevant research question within the 2017 theme of “Tall Building Performance.”

2017 Funding Sponsor

Project Milestones
2017, October: Student Research Funding Winner
2017, July: Student Research Competition Announcement
Alfredo Ramirez (L), Reginal Manager, Underwriters Laboratories presents the CTBUH International Student Research Funding check to Andrea Giachetti (R), a PhD student at Università degli Studi di Firenze.

The award for this competition is provided by Underwriters Laboratories in the amount of $20,000. CTBUH will facilitate the transfer of funds to the appropriate university or professor involved with this project to support the students in their research activities.

Key Dates
Competition Formally Launched: March 30, 2017
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017
Judging Period: July 3 – July 21, 2017
Decision Communicated to Winning Team: July 25, 2017
Winner Announced at the CTBUH 2017 Conference: October 30, 2017
Research Project Undertaken: Late 2017 / Early 2018

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