In the recent leaders-only meeting, CTBUH Assembly Chairs and Vice-chairs, the expanded Advisory Group, Board of Trustees members, and regional representative all met to discuss what they want out of the tall building industry and the CTBUH organization in the next two years. The CTBUH Leaders split into five groups to discuss "big ideas" and these were shared to the full group at the end of the breakout session.
Environmental Sustainability: Consider the full life cycle and total embodied energy when building new structures. Focus on decarbonization, energy density, greening the grid, etc.
Material Reuse and Alternatives: Reusing, adapting, and regenerating existing structures. Look for alternatives to conventional building materials, such as concrete, and building hybrid structures that use materials in their most efficient way.
Embracing New Technologies: Increasing efficiency in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry, by embracing new technologies, such as automation and robotics, augmented and virtual reality, modularization of documentation and design.
Social Impact and Influence: Maintain the livability of society with increased density, unified master planning, and focus on financial sustainability and wellness. Influence city dwellers and society through thought leadership to encourage the building better.
Strengthen CTBUH's Impact: Built on the momentum and success of existing actions and outputs, to launch new opportunities and initiatives, such as clarifying the CTBUH brand and launching an accreditation program.
Embrace the Urban Habitat: Diversify the focus and mission of CTBUH to also highlight the Urban Habitat, in addition to architecture and engineering. Collect and publish metrics in urbanism.
Progress Tall and Urban Thought Leadership: Provide guidance on sustainable vertical urbanism and be the resource for others to be leaders in their countries. Have a stronger voice in press and media and improve visibility in academia, to connect with students early in their career.
Support for Chapters and Leaders: Improve support for local chapters through renewed CTBUH brand standardization, use of better technology, and providing a framework to leverage contributions from tall building professionals.
Advance and Streamline Tall and Urban Data: Better use of data collected, such as establishing metrics and protocols for new and old buildings and highlighting case studies and research that provides sustainable best practices for developers and owners.