Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Secures Second Research Grant from ArcelorMittal
April 2014
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The CTBUH Research Division has recently secured its second significant research grant from ArcelorMittal, the world‘s largest steel producer. A $150,000 research project, “A study on the constructability and the engineering properties of Composite Megacolumns” is now underway. Further information and future updates on this new research can be found here.
ArcelorMittal approached CTBUH after the research topic of composite materials and structural optimization had been identified as a priority objective for the tall-building industry by the Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings. The roadmap is a document developed by CTBUH, in conjunction with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to guide and prioritize research in the field of tall buildings.
Funding Sponsor
ArcelorMittal is currently supporting CTBUH's research activity with a grant for research on the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structures, which was initiated in January 2013 and is due to report in early 2015. Read an update on the project here.

Throughout the development of the activities related with this research, ArcelorMittal has supported CTBUH's unique experience and knowledge on tall buildings and the unrivaled capacity of CTBUH to create industry-wide connections with the most prominent firms and material suppliers.

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