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About Abbas Aminmansour

Dr. Abbas Aminmansour is an Associate Professor in the Performance Program of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of interest include structural steel design as well as sustainability impact of tall buildings. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), IBM, the University of Illinois among other sources.

Professor Aminmansour developed the formulas and table included in Part Six (Combined Forces) of the Steel Construction Manual published by the AISC. Aminmansour is a member of the AISC’s Committee on Manuals which is responsible for the contents of the AISC’s Steel Construction Manual and the Seismic Manual.

Aminmansour is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of High-Rise Buildings (IJHRB) published by the Council on Tall Buildings and…


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About Abbas Aminmansour

Dr. Abbas Aminmansour is an Associate Professor in the Performance Program of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of interest include structural steel design as well as sustainability impact of tall buildings. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), IBM, the University of Illinois among other sources.

Professor Aminmansour developed the formulas and table included in Part Six (Combined Forces) of the Steel Construction Manual published by the AISC. Aminmansour is a member of the AISC’s Committee on Manuals which is responsible for the contents of the AISC’s Steel Construction Manual and the Seismic Manual.

Aminmansour is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of High-Rise Buildings (IJHRB) published by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as well as Vice Chair of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB). He serves on the Tall Buildings Technical Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Professor Aminmansour is honored to have been selected as a consultant (worked with Prof. Mir Ali) by the international artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude on their United Arab Emirates Mastaba project.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury (2019)
  • Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee (2018 – Present)
  • Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 2019)
  • Research Journal, Editorial Board (2011 – Present)
  • International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2014 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Expert Peer Review Committee (2014 – 2017)
  • Working Group: Research Academic and Postgraduate (2010 – 2014)
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Seoul 2011)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (Middle East 2018)
  • CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board, Founding Managing Editor (1999 – 2002)

Events/Initiatives Involving Abbas Aminmansour

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Academic & Teaching Committee Holds Meeting at 2018 Conference

Academic & Teaching Committee Holds Meeting at 2018 Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee held a breakout meeting at the CTBUH 2018…

Sustainable Vertical Urbanism Forum

Sustainable Vertical Urbanism Forum

9 Jul 2018, Event – “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism” symposium held by CTBUH/Tongji with speakers…

Events/Initiatives Involving Abbas Aminmansour

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Academic & Teaching Committee Holds Meeting at 2018 Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee held a breakout meeting at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, discussing CTBUH’s evolving relationship to academia.
Sustainable Vertical Urbanism Forum
9 Jul 2018, Shanghai – Event
“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism” symposium held by CTBUH/Tongji with speakers including CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee members.
Research Working Group Meeting, Chicago
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Event Report
The Research Working Group met to discuss the planned activities and strategies to move forward with multiple initiatives.

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Abbas Aminmansour Related Resources

Tall Buildings and Sustainability - An Integrated Approach

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart; Michael Volk, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch

Sustainability Impact of Tall Buildings: Thinking Outside the Box!

Jun 2019 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 8 Number 2
Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

High-rise with Cable Net Facade for the 21st Century!

Oct 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2001
Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Abbas Aminmansour Related Papers/Research

Sustainability Impact of Tall Buildings: Thinking Outside the Box!
Jun 2019 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 8 Number 2; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Applying the criteria regularly used in sustainability assessment of “ordinary” buildings leads to the observation that tall buildings are “not sustainable.” But nothing is ordinary about tall buildings and such an evaluation is not appropriate.…
High-rise with Cable Net Facade for the 21st Century!
Oct 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2001; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
This article offers a synopsis of some of the unique features of the building and offers an insight into the collaboration between team members involved in the design and construction of the building.