Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Life Cycle of Tall Building Structural Systems

“A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings” is a multi-faceted research project to study the life cycles of various tall building structural systems, sponsored by a $300,000 grant from ArcelorMittal.

It will create a definitive comparison of the life-cycle implications of steel, concrete and composite structural systems in tall buildings. The study will also develop a methodology for the assessment of life cycle energy and carbon use in tall building structural systems, which could be adopted as a standard tool for the industry.

Project Milestones
2012, November: Kick-Start Meeting
2013, January: Peer Review Panel Meeting
2013, February: ArcelorMittal Research Office Meeting
2013, March: Clark Construction Meeting
2013, June: MBL Recycling Plant Tour
2013, June: Construction & Demolition Recycling Association Meeting
2013, June: Gerdau Ameristeel Facility Visit
2013, July: CTBUH Researchers Meet ACME
2013, July: Bluff City Materials Visit
2013, July: ACME Plant Site Tour
2013, July: CTBUH Consults Prominent Demolition Experts
2014, February: Leading Structural Engineering Firms Help the Council on LCA Research
2014, April: Update on LCA Research

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