Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

Research Division

The CTBUH Research Division – with staff in both Chicago and at the IUAV University of Venice – provides support and advocacy for building research that promotes resilient and sustainable building development. It also assists researchers in their efforts to locate funding, information, technical expertise and objective review.  In addition to our direct efforts, the CTBUH also encourages others to make building research a priority by increasing funding and developing sensible public policies that advance the goals of making all buildings secure and environmentally responsible. In addition, the CTBUH Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group was established in March 2010.

For more information on the CTBUH Research Division, please contact:
Dario Trabucco, CTBUH Research Manager, at
research@ctbuh.org

Announcements:

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International Research Seed Funding:

CTBUH 2014 International Research Seed Funding
May 2014, CTBUH, Arup

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's International Research Seed Funding initiative was created to assist researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level to secure more significant, funding, in conjunction with the CTBUH through
an award of US$20,000.

Active Research Projects:

Study on the Properties of Composite Megacolumns
Project Started: April 2014
Anticipated Project Completion: April 2015
Funding Sponsor:
ArcelorMittal
Principal Investigator:
Dario Trabucco

ArcelorMittal has awarded a $150,000 research grant to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat to study the architectural and engineering properties of Composite Megacolumns.

Lehigh Library Receives Grant for CTBUH Archives
March 2014, Mellon Foundation

The Special Collections department of the Lehigh University Library has received a grant to catalog its portion of the archives of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which was founded at Lehigh and remained there from 1969 to 2006.

Life Cycle of Tall Building Structural Systems
January 2013, ArcelorMittal, Principal Investigator: Dr. Antony Wood

ArcelorMittal has awarded a $300,000 research grant to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat to study and compare the full range of environmental effects assignable to structural systems in tall buildings.

CTBUH 2013 International Research Seed Funding
January 2013, CTBUH, Arup

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's International Research Seed Funding initiative was created to assist researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level to secure more significant, funding, in conjunction with the CTBUH through
an award of US$20,000.

NCIIA Research Grant
October 2012, IIT, CTBUH, NCIIA

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, (NCIIA) has awarded a grant to the Illinois Institute of Technology to study an efficient method to detect air leakage spots in tall buildings using a compact acoustic phased array. The CTBUH’s research team supported the application.

CTBUH 2012 International Research Seed Funding
September 2012, CTBUH, AECOM

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's International Research Seed Funding initiative was created to assist researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level to secure more significant, funding, in conjunction with the CTBUH through
an award of US$20,000.

CIB, CTBUH & UNESCO Research Roadmap
May 2012, CIB, CTBUH, UNESCO

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, along with the CIB and UNESCO, is spearheading a collaborative effort on the creation of a “Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings," which will identify priority areas for research in the field.

WISER Research Grant
March 2012, Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and several members of the Illinois Institute of Technology faculty have been awarded a grant from the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) to study the energy-saving effectiveness of green wall façade systems.

Furthermore Publishing Grant
February 2012, FURTHERMORE Grants in Publishing Program

The Council has been awarded a grant by the FURTHERMORE Grants in Publishing Program to support one of its most popular publications: the Tall Building Reference Guide. The grant will help the CTBUH continue its ongoing mission to disseminate information about buildings and the built environment throughout the world.

Prince Charitable Trusts Research Grant
December 2011, Prince Charitable Trusts

With a grant from The Prince Charitable Trusts, the CTBUH will develop an on-line database that will centralize information relevant to researchers, such as funding sources and current global research efforts in the field of high density urban developments.

Real Fires for the Safe Design of Tall Buildings
September 2011, UK EPSRC, Principle Investigator: José Torero

The project will capture data based on the “real life” behavior of fires. This methodology will measure the effects of fire on contemporary tall building designs.


Survey Research for Measuring the Perceptional Level of Core Technologies in the Area of Super Tall Buildings in Korea
April 2011, KOREA-RIST, Principle Investigator: David Scott

This international project aims to measure the comparative level of technologies of tall buildings and to develop a forecast of its realization time for each key technology identified. 

Cataloguing the Ramsey Collection
April 2011, USA Fidelity Charitable Gift

This award supports the cataloguing of the Norman Ramsey Collection on tall buildings around the world. The Norman Ramsey Collection is a vast compilation of unique documents, books and postcards, that was donated to the CTBUH by Mr. Norman Ramsey in 2011.