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...

30 January 2020

Evaluating the Modal Response of Linked Tall Buildings

Federico Caldi, et al

Aesthetic characteristics, new materials, structural configurations, and construction technologies are pushing the boundaries of the built environment. At an urban scale, planners are increasingly considering...

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...

29 July 2019

Wind Effects on Permeable Tall Building Envelopes: Issues and Potentialities

Andrea Giachetti, University of Florence; Gianni Bartoli, University of Florence; Claudio Mannini, University of Florence

A comprehensive conclusion about the effects of wind on permeable building envelopes (PBEs) remains elusive. The external layer permeability, the gap width, and the internal...

21 June 2019

The Effect of Slenderness on the Design of Diagrid Structures

Elena Mele, University of Naples Federico II; Maura Imbimbo, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio; Valentina Tomei, Niccolò Cusano University

Diagrid structures have emerged in recent decades as an innovative solution for tube tall buildings, capable of merging structural efficiency and aesthetic quality. This paper...