Abbas Aminmansour

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor | Chicago, United States

Dr. Abbas Aminmansour is an Associate Professor in the Performance Program of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of interest include structural steel design as well as sustainability impact of tall buildings. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), IBM, the University of Illinois among other sources.

Professor Aminmansour developed the formulas and table included in Part Six (Combined Forces) of the Steel Construction Manual published by the AISC. Aminmansour is a member of the AISC’s Committee on Manuals which is responsible for the contents of the AISC’s Steel Construction Manual and the Seismic Manual.

Aminmansour is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of High-Rise Buildings (IJHRB) published by the Council on Tall Buildings and…

See more


Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Research Journal, Editorial Board (2011 – Present)

Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury (2019)

Working Group: Research Academic and Postgraduate (2010 – 2014)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Seoul 2011)


11 October 2011

This presentation will offer an overview of the numerous characteristics of tall buildings that may contribute to more sustainable design. Such fundamental topics as architectural,...


21 June 2019

Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Applying the criteria regularly used in sustainability assessment of “ordinary” buildings leads to the observation that tall buildings are “not sustainable.” But nothing is ordinary...


20 October 2003

Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

This article offers a synopsis of some of the unique features of the building and offers an insight into the collaboration between team members involved...