CTBUH performs objective research at all scales and distributes findings in the form of technical guidelines, white papers, data studies, and reports that highlight critical issues facing tall buildings and future cities.
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Objective: Capture the current state‐of‐the‐art and full potential of steel‐timber hybrid structures in high‐rise buildings, globally, as a means of clarifying and promoting the benefits of steel‐timber composite construction for the global tall building industry.
Objective: Survey composite construction systems, identify the gaps in technologies and generate a roadmap of expected research needs.
Objective: To provide a framework for better understanding the character and dimensions of a future mass timber city, and help to make it a reality.
Objective: To support the dissemination of best-practice information on the design, technologies, construction, and planning of mass timber buildings and communities.
Objective: To succinctly capture the state-of-the-art in skybridge design, as well as put forward a set of principles for future development.
Objective: To identify the incentives for, and obstacles to adoption, of robotics by the construction industry.
Objective: To study the specific problems with cyclone glazing, through the analysis of the effectiveness of solutions for existing projects and buildings.
Objective: To create varying categories of CTBUH Floor Area Criteria to provide a clear method for accurately and concisely measuring a building’s gross floor area (GFA), net internal area (NIA), net rentable area (NRA), etc.
Objective: To characterize the impacts of building height on human exposures to outdoor pollutants.
Objective: To analyze how existing codes and standards could address cyclone-induced risks through façade technologies.
Objective: To investigate how technological innovation in elevators, specifically rope-less non-vertical cabins, could impact the design outcomes of tall buildings and cities.
Objective: To identify and address the missing technical requirements for green living technologies (for roofs and façades) in existing international standards.
Objective: To conduct an audit of the cutting-edge technologies across all fields that contribute to tall buildings.
Objective: To run statistical analyses to investigate what factors contribute to skyscraper development.
Objective: To produce a comprehensive study of the damping technologies available for tall buildings, describing their function and relationship to other building components.
Objective: To study façade-design optimization projects undertaken on existing tall buildings, and create an online resource that provides readily accessible building façade retrofit data.
Objective: To study the constructability and the engineering properties of composite megacolumns.
Objective: To understand what factors really do contribute to “sustainability” in an urban/suburban context.
Objective: To study the radical new “Vertical Forest” (Bosco Verticale) and build a database in support of a new framework for the green design of tall buildings.
Objective: To set out recommendations for selecting, implementing, and maintaining green walls in high-rise buildings.
Objective: To establish a definitive comparison of the life-cycle implications of steel, concrete, and composite structural systems in tall buildings.
Objective: To study an efficient method to detect air leakage spots in tall buildings using a compact acoustic phased array.
Objective: To study the impact of tall building developments on physical activity in China.
Objective: To study the energy-saving effectiveness of green wall façade systems.
Objective: To develop the 2012 CTBUH Tall Building Reference Guide.
Objective: To set forth general guidelines for wind tunnel tests as they apply to tall buildings.
Objective: To increase the funding and frequency of research on high density urban developments.
Objective: To address the pressing need for design guidelines for outrigger systems in tall buildings.
Objective: To assess the level of tall building expertise in Korea, and gauge the potential of developing expertise and its impact on the construction industry.
Objective: To set out recommendations for every phase of planning, construction, and operation of natural ventilation systems in high-rise office buildings.
Objective: To identify priority research topics and gaps in the field of tall buildings, and create a guide to assist professionals in the necessary planning of future research and funding.