Dario Trabucco

CTBUH, Associate Professor in Building Technology | Venice, Italy

About

Dario Trabucco, architect and PhD, is a CTBUH Research Manager and Associate Professor in Building technology at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy. He is involved in teaching and research activities related to tall buildings, Life Cycle Assessment, and vertical transportation.

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.

Dario has been the CTBUH Country Representative for Italy since 2010, and in 2023 was appointed the role of CTBUH Europe Director. During an exchange period from March 2013 to February 2014, Dario was a research associate at the Illinois Institute of Technology / Council on Tall Buildings and Urban…

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Dario Trabucco

CTBUH Roles

Regional Director, CTBUH Europe (2023 – Present)

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

Expert Peer Review Committee, Staff (2014 – 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)

Videos

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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Research

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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Research

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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25 June 2019

Ninth Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference

The ninth Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference drew some 350 participants for presentations and discussions featuring leading international experts.

25 June 2019

Ninth Annual Italian & International Tall Buildings Conference

Join CTBUH for the 9th Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference, hosted by Politecnico di Milano and Università Iuav di Venezia.

30 May 2019

Research Report Available: Ropeless Elevator Systems

In this research report, the implications of multidirectional elevator systems in tall buildings are explored.

20 October 2018

Academic & Teaching Committee Holds Meeting at 2018 Conference

The CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee held a breakout meeting at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, discussing CTBUH’s evolving relationship to academia.

20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

19 October 2018

Robotics Research Project Holds First Meeting

The CTBUH Robotics in Tall Building Construction research project steering committee held its initial kickoff meeting, just ahead of the 2018 Middle East Conference.

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...

22 October 2018

Measuring the Floor Area of Tall Buildings: Industry Need for a New Standard

Over time, the building industry has evolved and adapted to accommodate the new needs of the occupants in residential and office settings. These adaptations include...

27 October 2015

2015 New York Conference - Session 5d - Q&A

Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Andrea Martinez, University of Southern California; Riccardo Castracani, Despe Spa, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York...

27 October 2015

A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

This presentation summarizes the results of a two-year-long research project conducted by the CTBUH on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of tall building structural systems....

16 September 2014

CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

This presentation illustrates the tasks completed so far and the initial findings of the first part of a 24-month long, US $300k research project on...

16 September 2014

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Don Davies, MKA; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH / Iuav University...

20 September 2012

Track 16: Wider Thinking Q & A

Track 16 panelists consisting of: Sofia Dermisi, Roosevelt University; Timothy Heath, University of Nottingham, Arch & Built Env. Dept.; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice,...

20 September 2012

Life Cycle Energy Analysis of Tall Buildings: Design Principles

This presentation examines a 160-meter tall building in Milan, Italy, completed in 2011 in terms of Life Cycle Energy Analysis. Several design options are assessed,...

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...

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,...

01 February 2021

Construction Robotics: Current Approaches, Future Prospects

Alberto Balzan, Claudia Cabrera Aparicio & Dario Trabucco, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

In recent years, robotics has entered strongly in a large number of industrial sectors, especially the automotive, manufacturing, aeronautical and agriculture sectors, having a major...

01 March 2020

Robotics in Construction: Framework and Future Directions

Claudia Cabrera Aparicio & Alberto Balzan, IUAV University of Venice; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

In recent years the construction sector has grown significantly in terms of investment and research on robotics and automation, yet it is still a low-tech...

01 March 2020

Robotics in Construction: State-of-Art of On-site Advanced Devices

Alberto Balzan & Claudia Cabrera Aparicio, IUAV University of Venice; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

Recently, robotic technologies have significantly improved, bringing considerable enhancements in many sectors; the main objective of this paper is to figure out if these innovations...

28 October 2019

Robotics in Construction: The Next 50 Years

Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

Although As the construction industry responds to emerging technologies, the way buildings are designed, built, and managed will continue to shift. Parametric design, BIM, and...

11 October 2019

Steel and Skyscrapers: A Productive History and a Sustainable Future

Shelley C. Finnigan, Nicoleta Popa, Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

This research aims to demonstrate recent developments in the partnership between steel and skyscrapers. It highlights steel’s sustainability characteristics and explores the impact that the...

31 January 2019

Creating Industry-Accepted Criteria for Measuring Tall Building Floor Area

William Miranda & Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

The entire tall building industry relies on floor-area measurements to serve as a precise, unambiguous calculation to guide decisions. This can range from architects using...