CTBUH calls for research proposals

Prize fund of US$20,000 to assist R&D

A call for proposals has been launched by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, for the body’s 2012 International Research Seed Funding initiative.

The competition, which has a prize fund of US$20,000 aims to assist researchers in the development of projects and ideas related to tall buildings, in conjunction with the council.

According to research from CTBUH, 2011 marked the fifth consecutive year during which the record for the most 200 metre or higher buildings completed in a given year, was been broken.

The rules state: Research proposals should directly relate to the tall building typology and/or urban habitat, but can come from any topic or discipline – including but not limited to: architecture, construction, energy issues, energy harvesting, environmental engineering, façade, financial and cost issues, fire and life safety, geo-technics, humanities, infrastructure, interiors, maintenance and cleaning, materials, MEP engineering, policy making, resource management, seismic, social aspects, structural engineering, systems development, urban planning, vertical transportation, wind engineering, etc.

There are no institutional or geographic restrictions.

The submission deadline is May 15, 2012 and the winning proposal will be announced at the 9th World Congress, Shanghai, China, from September 19-21.

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