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.
Objective: To support the dissemination of best-practice information on the design, technologies, construction, and planning of mass timber buildings and communities.
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 identify the incentives for, and obstacles to adoption, of robotics by the construction industry.
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 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 study the specific problems with cyclone glazing, through the analysis of the effectiveness of solutions for existing projects and buildings.
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 produce a comprehensive study of the damping technologies available for tall buildings, describing their function and relationship to other building components.
Objective: To analyze how existing codes and standards could address cyclone-induced risks through façade technologies.
Objective: To characterize the impacts of building height on human exposures to outdoor pollutants.
Objective: To identify and address the missing technical requirements for green living technologies (for roofs and façades) in existing international standards.
Objective: To understand what factors really do contribute to “sustainability” in an urban/suburban context.
Objective: To study the constructability and the engineering properties of composite megacolumns.
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 establish a definitive comparison of the life-cycle implications of steel, concrete, and composite structural systems in tall buildings.
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 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 set forth general guidelines for wind tunnel tests as they apply to tall buildings.
Objective: To set out recommendations for every phase of planning, construction, and operation of natural ventilation systems in high-rise office buildings.
Objective: To address the pressing need for design guidelines for outrigger systems in tall 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.
Objective: To study the impact of tall building developments on physical activity in China.
Objective: To study an efficient method to detect air leakage spots in tall buildings using a compact acoustic phased array.
Objective: To increase the funding and frequency of research on high density urban developments.
Objective: To develop the 2012 CTBUH Tall Building Reference Guide.
Objective: To study the energy-saving effectiveness of green wall façade systems.
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: Survey composite construction systems, identify the gaps in technologies and generate a roadmap of expected research needs.