Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 CTBUH 2018 Student Research Competition

Competition Start Date: March 22, 2018
Submisstion Deadline:
 May 31, 2018
Sponsor:
UL

The CTBUH 2018 Student Research Competition, sponsored by UL, resulted in the winning project entitled “Curtain Wall Façade for Water Collection on Tall Buildings” submitted by Joseph Pinto, a undergraduate student at Illinois Institute of Technology, with Akram Maradni and John Paul, working under Patrick Loughran, Principal, Goettsch Partners. The goal of the competition is to assist talented students, overseen by an instructor, in focusing on a relevant research question within the 2018 theme of “Façade Performance Against Climate or Risks.”

2018 Funding Sponsor

Project Milestones
2018, August: Student Research Funding Winner
2018, March: Student Research Competition Announcement
The façade of the NBF Osaki Building, Tokyo, reduces urban heat island effect through water evaporation via ceramic tubes, providing a cooling affect around the building.

Award
The award for this competition is provided by UL 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 22, 2018
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018
Judging Period: June 3 – July 21, 2018
Decision Communicated to Winning Team: August 28, 2018
Winner Announced at the CTBUH 2017 Conference: October 21-22, 2018
Research Project Undertaken: Late 2018 / Early 2019

Contact Information
For more information or any questions, please contact: research@ctbuh.org