Research Project

A Comprehensive Study on Tall Building Damping Technologies

Project Start: May 2015
Project Completion: October 2017
Principal Investigators: Dario Trabucco, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

With the help and support of key researchers and practitioners in the field, this research will produce a comprehensive study of the damping technologies available for tall buildings, describing their function and relationship to other building components.

A vast amount of literature exists on the topic, mostly composed of papers published in research journals that examine detailed issues in the design, function, and effects of tall building dampers. Because of the fragmentation of sources, knowledge in the field is inaccessible by people who are interested in the topic and remains restricted to highly-specialized experts.

The present research aims at creating a comprehensive publication summarizing the state-of-the-art utility of damping systems in tall buildings. The publication will become a primary reference text that guides designers in choosing the most suitable damping systems for their projects. The guide will also provide recommendations on the use of damping systems.


Funding Partner

Research Output

Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings: Theory, Design Guidance and Case Studies

Steering Committee Members

About the Funding Partner

As a global player in construction and services, Bouygues Construction designs, builds, and operates buildings and structures which improve the quality of people's living and working environment: public and private buildings, transport infrastructures, and energy and communications networks.


A leader in sustainable construction, the Group and its 55,400 employees have a long-term commitment to helping their customers shape a better life. Bouygues Construction offers its customers a responsible approach that factors in all the technical, environmental, and social issues that relate to it.


On a technical level, the Group introduces efficient solutions throughout the lifecycle of a building, structure or neighborhood and makes a long-term commitment to its customers on high levels of performance.



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