Dario Trabucco

CTBUH, Research Manager | Venice, Italy


Dario Trabucco, architect and PhD, is a CTBUH Research Manager and researcher at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy.

He is involved in teaching and research activities related to tall buildings, including the LCA analysis of tall buildings, service core design and issues pertaining the renovation/refurbishment of tall buildings.

In 2009 he obtained a PhD in building technology with a thesis entitled “The Strategic Role of the Service Core in the Energy Balance of a Tall Building.” This research examines the implications of alternative service core placement in relation to the embodied energy and the energy consumption of a tall building.

From 2010 he is CTBUH Country Representative for Italy and Co-chair (with Philip Oldfield) of the CTBUH Research Academic and Postgraduate Working Group.

From March 2013 to February 2014 Dario was a research associate at the Illinois Institute of…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


CTBUH Staff, Italy Office, Research Manager (2013 – Present)

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, Co-Chair (2018 – Present)

Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems, Co-Chair (2013 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; New York 2015; Australia 2017; Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)

Awards Technical Jury (2018)

Height and Data Committee (2013 – 2017)

Working Group: Research Academic and Postgraduate, Co-Chair (2010 – 2014)


06 November 2020

10° Convegno Internazionale Tall Buildings

CTBUH coordinates with Università Iuav di Venezia and Politecnico di Milano for the 10° Convegno Internazionale Tall Buildings (10th International Tall Buildings Conference). With the...


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17 September 2021

Tall Buildings And Life Cycle Approaches: A Debate That Must Be Started

Dario Trabucco & Martina Belmonte, CTBUH

By means of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) analyses, the authors assess the environmental and economic impact occurring during the life...


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01 March 2021

The Ropeless Elevator: New Transportation Systemfor High-rise Buildings (and Beyond)

Martina Belmonte & Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

The paper reports the result of a 2-year long research conducted by CTBUH on the design possibilities enabled by the Ropeless and Multidirectional elevator systems,...


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