The main objective of the CTBUH Tall Timber Working Group is the development of research activities aimed at better understanding the use of timber in tall buildings. Through the interaction between different points of view and state of the art research in “timber buildings,” the purpose is to define the “main features” of a “tall timber building” and then research the possibility to create the first 40-story building constructed with timber structural elements.

The members of the working group also participate in International Research programs, like InterReg or Horizon, in order to evaluate and explore better solutions to help realize the first all-timber tall building.

For more information on the Tall Timber Working Group or to get involved, please contact [email protected]

People

Robert Foster

Co-Chair
Robert Foster
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
University of Cambridge
Brisbane, Australia

Carsten Hein

Co-Chair
Carsten Hein
Associate Director
Arup
Berlin, Germany

Volker Schmid

Co-Chair
Volker Schmid
Chair for Composite and Hybrid Structures
University of Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Wen-Shao Chang


Wen-Shao Chang
Lecturer
University of Bath
Bath, United Kingdom

Maurice Hermens


Maurice Hermens
Royal Haskoning DHV
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Leif Johnson


Leif Johnson
Senior Associate
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Seattle, United States

Harald Professner


Harald Professner
Business Development
Rhomberg Holding
Bregenz, Austria

Jeff Spiritos


Jeff Spiritos
Principal
Spiritos Properties LLC
New York City, United States

Roberto Tomasi


Roberto Tomasi
University of Trento
Trento, Italy

Patricio Gómez-Salas Ramírez


Patricio Gómez-Salas Ramírez
Region Manager
Rothoblaas
Venice, Italy

Gi Young Jeong


Gi Young Jeong
Professor
Chonnam National University
Seoul, South Korea

Richard Lee


Richard Lee
Senior Pre-Construction Engineer
Multiplex
London, United Kingdom

Rainer Strauch


Rainer Strauch
CTO
Cree by Rhomberg
Bregenz, Austria

Dario Trabucco


Dario Trabucco
Research Manager
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Venice, Italy