Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  Seed Funding Drive Attracts More than 50 Applications
Universities and Research Institutes from 16 countries Submit Proposals

June 4, 2012

The CTBUH’s first research seed funding initiative has been a tremendous success based on the number of applications received, generating more than 50 proposals from around the world.

The seed funding initiative, sponsored by AECOM, will award $20,000 to help a research team develop a relevant research idea and attract more funding. The winner of the grant will be chosen by the Research Seed Funding Review Committee and announced at the CTBUH 9th World Congress in Shanghai, 19-21 September. 
2012 Funding Sponsor

The list of applicants included researchers from Harvard University, the University of Michigan and Tongi University in China, as well as top firms Arup, Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Buro Happold Engineers.

The CTBUH 2012 International Research Seed Funding Initiative represents a key step forward for the CTBUH’s year-old Research Division. It was created to assist researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level to secure more significant, funding, in conjunction with the CTBUH.

“One of our primary goals is to help bring together researchers and funding opportunities to tackle the important issues facing the tall building industry,” said Dr. Payam Bahrami, CTBUH Research Associate. “We would like to encourage the construction industry to collaborate with the CTBUH in developing future research projects.”

Here is the full list of applicants for the seed funding initiative:

Companies and Foundations
•   Aria Consulting Engineers, LLC
•   Arup
•   Atkins Consultants
•   Biscoe Wilson Architects
•   Buro Happold Engineers
•   CBM Engineers
•   Claus en Kaan Architecture
•   Design Critic GSD Harvard
•   Donovan Hill
•   IAU
•   IREM
•   IStructE
•   Julie Mark Cohen
•   Magnolia quality development corporation limited
•   NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation
•   Quakeschool Consulting
•   RJA Group
•   Skidmore, Owing & Merrill LLP
•   Steven Winter Associates
•   Taurus Investment Holdings
•   Windtech Consultants

•   ARAK University
•   Carnegie Mellon University
•   Centre for Sustainable Design, University of Queens
•   Deakin University
•   Florida International University
•   Harvard University
•   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
•   Illinois Institute of Technology
•   IUAV University of Venice
•   Johns Hopkins University
•   King Saudi University
•   M.I.T.
•   NTU Athens
•   Ohio State University
•   Polytechnic Institute NYU
•   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
•   Swinburne University of Technology
•   Tongi University
•   Tsinghua University
•   University of Colorado
•   University of Bologna
•   University of Cambridge
•   University of Calgary
•   University of Illinois at Urbana
•   University of Michigan
•   University of Notre Dame
•   University of Nottingham
•   University of Pennsylvania
•   University of Tehran
•   Virginia Tech

Please see the other projects and work of the Research Division here.

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