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About Dario Trabucco

Dario Trabucco is a tenured researcher in Building Technology at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy.

He is involved in teaching and research activities related to tall buildings, including the LCA analysis of tall buildings, service core design and issues pertaining the renovation/refurbishment of tall buildings.

In 2009 he obtained a PhD in building technology with a thesis entitled “The Strategic Role of the Service Core in the Energy Balance of a Tall Building.” This research examines the implications of alternative service core placement in relation to the embodied energy and the energy consumption of a tall building.

From 2010 he is CTBUH Country Representative for Italy and Co-chair (with Philip Oldfield) of the CTBUH Research Academic and Postgraduate Working Group.

From March 2013 to February 2014 Dario was a research associate at the Illinois Institute of Technology /…


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About Dario Trabucco

Dario Trabucco is a tenured researcher in Building Technology at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy.

He is involved in teaching and research activities related to tall buildings, including the LCA analysis of tall buildings, service core design and issues pertaining the renovation/refurbishment of tall buildings.

In 2009 he obtained a PhD in building technology with a thesis entitled “The Strategic Role of the Service Core in the Energy Balance of a Tall Building.” This research examines the implications of alternative service core placement in relation to the embodied energy and the energy consumption of a tall building.

From 2010 he is CTBUH Country Representative for Italy and Co-chair (with Philip Oldfield) of the CTBUH Research Academic and Postgraduate Working Group.

From March 2013 to February 2014 Dario was a research associate at the Illinois Institute of Technology / Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat primarily working on the funded research project “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings," thanks to an Exchange period from his university in Italy.

Upon return to Venice, he acquired the role of CTBUH Research Manager for CTBUH, formally establishing the CTBUH Research Office in Venice. Since then, he has been the Principal Investigator for the two sponsor-funded research undertaken by CTBUH "A study on the architectural and engineering properties of Composite Megacolumns” sponsored by ArcelorMittal and "A Study on the Damping Technologies Available for Tall Buildings: Comfort and Safety” Supported by Bouygues Construction, as well as the initiator of other research activities promoted by CTBUH.

He currently publishes in national and international periodicals and peer-reviewed journals and regularly takes part at conferences on tall building-related topics.

CTBUH Involvement

  • CTBUH Staff, Research Manager (2013 – Present)
  • Country Representative, Italy (2010 – Present)
  • Expert Peer Review Committee (2014 – Present)
  • Height and Data Committee (2013 – Present)
  • Working Group: Tall Timber (2014 – Present)
  • Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems, Co-Chair (2013 – Present)
  • Working Group: Demolition, Leader ad interim (2014 – Present)
  • Working Group: Building Damping Technologies, Co-Chair (2015 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Working Group: Research Academic and Postgraduate, Co-Chair (2010 – 2014)
  • Conference, Speaker (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; New York 2015)
  • International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2013, 2014)
  • Student Competition First-Round Jury (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Research Seed Funding Jury – Final Selection (2015)

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Initiatives Involving Dario Trabucco

CTBUH Research Kick-off Meeting

27 Jan 2017, Event Report – The kick-off meeting for the CTBUH research project, “Cyclone-Glazing and Façade…

Composite Megacolumns Report Now Available

12 Jan 2017, CTBUH Publication – The summary of the research project on composite megacolumns,…

CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt

28 Nov 2016, Event Report – A preparatory meeting for the creation of a CTBUH Germany Chapter was held on the…

Initiatives Involving Dario Trabucco

CTBUH Research Kick-off Meeting
27 Jan 2017, Miami – Event Report
The kick-off meeting for the CTBUH research project, “Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region,” was held in Miami.
Composite Megacolumns Report Now Available
12 Jan 2017, Venice – CTBUH Publication
The summary of the research project on composite megacolumns, sponsorsed by ArcelorMittal, and is now available on the CTBUH Shop.
CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt
28 Nov 2016, Frankfurt am Main – Event Report
A preparatory meeting for the creation of a CTBUH Germany Chapter was held on the 7th floor of the TaunusTurm in Frankfurt, kindly sponsored by Werner Sobek.
New research project on cyclone-resistant façade solutions
5 Oct 2016, Venice – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has initiated the “Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region” research project, kindly sponsored by Trosifol and is looking for Expert Panel members.
Research Kick-off Meeting: Rope-less, Non-vertical Elevators
30 Aug 2016, Chicago – Event Report
The kick-off meeting for the CTBUH research project on rope-less, non-vertical elevators sponsored by thyssenkrupp AG was held on the campus of IIT.
Milan Tall Building Conference
19 Apr 2016, Milan – Event Report
The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at the CityLife Conference Hall in Milan.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Gather in Venice for March Retreat
11 Mar 2016, Venice – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
New CTBUH Research Project on Green Walls / Green Roofs
11 Feb 2016, Venice – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH Research project “Green Living Technologies: What is Missing in the Standards?” has received $ 50,000 in funding from UL Standards.
Second CTBUH Demolition Working Group Meeting
1 Dec 2015, Bergamo – Event Report
Members of the CTBUH research team visited the head offices of Despe to learn about their successful demolition of Gallowgate Twins as part of the demolition working group.
Rockefeller Center Historical Building and Urban Habitat Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Rockefeller Center which the tour predominantly focused on discovering what happens “backstage” at one of the most famous tall building complexes.
United Nations Secretariat Building Renovation Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the United Nations Secretariat Building which the tour guided the group of visitors through some of the most exclusive and famous parts of the building.
Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.
CTBUH 2015 Height Committee Meeting
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
After providing a snapshot of the Height Committee’s duties and past actions since its last meeting, Height Committee Chair Peter Weismantle led a discussion on a series of topics.
Interesting Results from Second Round of Megacolumn Tests
27-29 Jul 2015, Beijing – Event Report
CTBUH research division members attended the second round of tests in Beijing related to the Megacolumn Research project, sponsored by ArcelorMittal.
First Meeting for CTBUH Damping Technologies Research
19 May 2015, Chicago – Event Report
More than 40 industry and academic experts convened at CTBUH Chicago to mark the launch of the Bouygues Construction-funded damping initiative.
CTBUH Research Manager Tours the Allianz Project
15 May 2015, Milan – Tour Report
CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco visited the recently completed Allianz Tower in Milan, a potential candidate for new CTBUH research on the damping technologies.
First Composite Megacolumns Test a Big Success
5 Feb 2015, Beijing – Event Report
The large research team working on the composite megacolumns research project gathered in Beijing to start the test campaign on the first megacolumn samples.
Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015, Paris – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.
Composite Megacolumns Research Meeting Held in Beijing
15 Dec 2014, Beijing – Event Report
Megacolumns researcher goes to Beijing to explore the actual behavior (N-M curve) of large composite concrete/steel megacolumns with encased steel profiles.
Research Division LCA Project Nearing Completion
12 Dec 2014, Esch-sur-Alzette – Event Report
Research Manager meets in Luxembourg to discuss the results of the "A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings" project.
ThyssenKrupp Launches MULTI Ropeless Elevator System
27 Nov 2014, Essen – Event Report
On a rainy November day, ThyssenKrupp announced to the world the launch of a shiny new product, a ropeless elevator system.
First CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
25 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group was held in the CTBUH Research Office at University Iuav of Venice.
CTBUH Co-Hosts Iuav International Tall Buildings Conference
21 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The 5th Iuav International Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Venice, organized by Elena Giacomello and Dario Trabucco of CTBUH.
First CTBUH Demolition Working Group Meeting
5 Nov 2014, Amsterdam – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH Tall Buildings Demolition Working Group discussed an entire spectrum of possibilities for demolition.
Changsha Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Changsha – Tour Report
The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New-Ark Hotel. The group also visited Broad’s construction site of a 59-story tower.
Considering the Whole Life Cycle Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
This session brought building environmental performance issues to the forefront in building design, a field that has been criticized in the past for its resource-heavy construction.
Vertical Transportation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The room containing the Technical Workshop session on Vertical Transportation was packed with more than 200 vertical transportation experts from all over the world.
Megacolumns Research – Update and First Deliverable
Sep 2014, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Progress is being made on the Composite Megacolumns research project, with a case study and laboratories selected for the destructive tests
New Research Office at IUAV
Mar 2014, Venice – CTBUH News
The CTBUH has established a physical CTBUH Research Office within the Università Iuav di Venezia to lead the Research Division.
CTBUH Helps CAF Answer "What Do You Mean by TALL?" with LEGOs
19 Feb 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH helped the CAF launch its “Drinks + Design” adult-education evening program for 2014, by supervising and judging the designs of about a dozen teams of LEGO skyscrapers
CTBUH Steers IIT Cloud Research Studio
21 Nov 2013, Chicago – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood and research associates Payam Bahrami and Dario Trabucco led a one-semester-long Research Studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
CTBUH Research Team Consults Prominent Demolition Experts
17 Jul 2013, Milan – Event Report
Dario Trabucco, involved in the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project funded by ArcelorMittal, visited Despe Spa.
CTBUH Visits ACME Plant Site, Furthering Recycling Knowledge
10 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research team gained significant understanding of the steel recycling process after a meeting at the ACME Refining Plant.
CTBUH Gains Info on Concrete Recycling at Bluff City
10 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team visited Bluff City Materials to gain a greater understanding of the amount of energy that goes into recycling concrete.
CTBUH Researchers Uncover Cost of Steel Recycling Process at ACME
9 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team made a short trip to visit ACME Refining to collect more information regarding the energy involved in steel scrap and the processes employed in the facility.
CTBUH Visits Gerdau Ameristeel Facility
25 Jun 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team traveled to the Gerdau Ameristeel Facility to gain more information regarding the steel to be analyzed in the Life Cycle Assessment research project.
CTBUH Researchers Tour MBL Recycling Plant
24 Jun 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team made a visit to MBL Recycling to gather more information for the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project.
Construction & Demolition Recycling Association Meeting
24 Jun 2013, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH researchers met with the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association to answer questions about demolition and recycling costs for concrete and steel structures.
Lloyd's Building Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
The Lloyd’s Building received strong opposition after its completion, and almost 30 years later, it still remains a very recognizable building in London.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
CTBUH Researchers, Clark Construction Meet
27 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH research team met with Senior Project Manager Chris Phares of Clark Construction Group as part of the LCA Study.
CTBUH Meets with ArcelorMittal Research Office
20 Feb 2013, Eschborn – Event Report
The CTBUH visited ArcelorMittal’s research offices to make progress on the Life Cycle Analysis research project.
Key Stakeholders Meet to Launch Life Cycle Research Project
9 Jan 2013, Chicago – Event Report
ArcelorMittal funded research project: “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings” launched and met for the first time in Chicago.
CTBUH to Study the Life Cycle of Tall Building Structural Systems
14 Nov 2012, Chicago – Event Report
ArcelorMittal has awarded a $300,000 research grant to the CTBUH to study and compare the full range of environmental effects assignable to structural systems in tall buildings.
Research, Academic and Postgraduate Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The assembly of the CTBUH Research, Academic and Postgraduate Working Group in Shanghai was the fifth official meeting of group since it formed in Venice in June, 2010.
Venice Workshop Explores "Tall on the Water"
3-13 Jul 2012, Venice – Event Report
More than 50 students from eight countries participated this month in the IUAV University of Venice's second annual Venice Tall Building Workshop, Tall on the Water.
Design Research Workshop: Venice
Jul 2011, Venice – CTBUH Research
A design research workshop titled “The Tall Stones of Venice” was held at the IUAV, University of Venice from the 11th - 29th of July, 2011.
The Tall Stones of Venice
11-29 Jul 2011, Venice – Event Report
The Venice Architectural Association, and the Council launched an International Student Workshop & Competition for the high-rise redevelopment of a derelict industrial zone.
Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group Meeting
4 Apr 2011, New York City – CTBUH Research
The third meeting of the CTBUH Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group was held in New York City on April 4. The meeting was hosted by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
Research Roadmap Collaboration
Dec 2010, Chicago – CTBUH News
CIB, CTBUH and UNESCO are pleased to announce the formation of an international working group to deliver a ‘Roadmap’ on the research needs of buildings.
CTBUH 2010 Annual Leaders Meeting
22 Oct 2010, Chicago – Event Report
Following the CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony, the CTBUH Leadership team met again bright and early on the campus of the IIT in Chicago for their annual Leaders Meeting.
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.
CTBUH Research Meeting, Venice
17-18 Jun 2010, Venice – Event Report
The inaugural meeting of its Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group attracted much attention from both academia and industry.

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Dario Trabucco Related Resources

2015 New York Conference - Session 5d - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice

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A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal

A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations
Dario Trabucco & Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal

CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Dario Trabucco, Dr. Antony Wood & Meysam Tabibzadeh, CTBUH; Olivier Vassart, ArcelorMittal

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Press/Media Related to Dario Trabucco

Elevator Conference Features CTBUH Research Manager as Keynote Speaker
Rome, Italy – From April 18 to 19, the Radisson Blu in Rome, Italy played host to the annual European Lift Association (ELA) Conference. The first day of…
The Pros & Cons of the Global Skyscraper Boom for Cities, According to CTBUH Leaders
, – The South China Morning Post recently interviewed CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Manager Dario Trabucco about the pros…
The Evolution of Tall Buildings, According to CTBUH Research Manager
, – Urban Hub sat down with CTBUH Research Manager Dr. Dario Trabucco to discuss the evolution of tall buildings. Trabucco noted several…
Positive Effects of Global Skyscraper Development, According to CTBUH Research Manager
, – Europe Real Estate interviewed CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco, who gave some insight on the positive effects of global skyscraper…
Groundbreaking CTBUH Research Publication Receives Review from Daily Commercial News
, – Daily Commercial News wrote a thoughtful review of a CTBUH publication concerned with the life cycle implications for tall building…

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Dario Trabucco Related Videos

2015 New York Conference - Session 5d - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Andrea Martinez, University of Southern California; Riccardo Castracani, Despe Spa, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 5d: Life Cycle, Renovation + Demolition.
A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
This presentation summarizes the results of a two-year-long research project conducted by the CTBUH on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of tall building structural systems. The research project was made possible thanks to a $300,000 contribution from…
CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH
This presentation illustrates the tasks completed so far and the initial findings of the first part of a 24-month long, US $300k research project on the Life-Cycle Assessment of tall building structures. The research is aimed at investigating the…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Don Davies, MKA; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH / Iuav University of Venice; Mic Patterson, Enclos; and Maurice Hermens, Royal…
Track 16: Wider Thinking Q & A
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Presentation Questions & Answers
Track 16 panelists consisting of: Sofia Dermisi, Roosevelt University; Timothy Heath, University of Nottingham, Arch & Built Env. Dept.; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice, answer questions from delegates.
Life Cycle Energy Analysis of Tall Buildings: Design Principles
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
This presentation examines a 160-meter tall building in Milan, Italy, completed in 2011 in terms of Life Cycle Energy Analysis. Several design options are assessed, in order to quantify the embodied energy associated with each alternative design and…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at 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-Champaign; Andrey V. Korotich, Korotich Design Group; Hie Jae Kim, Syska Hennessy Group
Question & Answers session for Track Session 20.
The LCA of Tall Buildings: a Pre-Design Assessment Tool
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
The study of the two elements (embodied energy and running energy consumption) is called Life Cycle Energy Analysis, a part of an more comprehensive LCA. The presentation presents a methodology developed at the IUAV University that can serve an easy…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV dia Venezia; Antony Wood, Illinois Institute of Technology
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham/Illinois Institute of Technology presented the the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America in the late 19th century to the present day at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in…

Dario Trabucco Related Papers/Research

A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal
This paper summarizes the results of a two-year-long research project conducted by the CTBUH on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of tall building structural systems. The research project was made possible thanks to a $300,000 contribution from…
A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Dario Trabucco & Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal
During a dedicated two-year-long research effort, the CTBUH analyzed all life phases of a tall building’s structural system: the extraction and production of its materials, transportation to the site, construction operations, final demolition of the…
CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dario Trabucco, Dr. Antony Wood & Meysam Tabibzadeh, CTBUH; Olivier Vassart, ArcelorMittal
This paper illustrates the tasks completed so far and the initial findings of the first part of a 24-month long, US $300k research project on the Life-Cycle Assessment of tall building structures. The research is aimed at investigating the energy /…
Confronting the Question of Demolition or Renovation
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Dario Trabucco & Fava Pablo, Università IUAV di Venezia
Crumbling façades, asbestos, and outdated elevators are often cited as reasons to tear down tall buildings and create new skyscrapers. However, renovating a tall building is often a better option than demolition and reconstruction.
Life Cycle Energy Analysis of Tall Buildings: Design Principles
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
The goal of the paper is the identification of the most suitable strategies to reduce the energy consumption of a tall building from a life-cycle perspective, thus considering also the energy embodied in the materials it is built of.The paper deals…
The LCA of Tall Buildings: a Quick Pre-Design Assessment Tool
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
This paper presents an alternative methodology for embodied energy quantification based on econometric procedures. As such, this methodology is easily applicable from the very early stages of design, thus allowing the quick assessment of design…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember what they were doing on September 11, 2001.
Historical Evolution of the Service Core
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice, Italy
The service core is the distinctive feature of a tall building: it provides the skyscraper with structural solidity, room for elevators, and other amenities, and constitutes the main network for utility services, power and data.
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: An Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High-Rise Buildings.
Sep 2009 – 2009 The Journal of Architecture; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Whilst there have been numerous categorisations of high-rise buildings according to their function, architectural style, height or structural strategy, historically little work has been undertaken to classify them based on factors affecting their…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: A Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High Rise Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper aims to rectify this by examining the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America in the late 19th century to the present day. In doing so, it categorises tall buildings into five chronological ‘generations…