Composite structural systems are those in which two or more materials act together, offering a unique solution to resolve the forces acting on the building.

constructsteel and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have embarked on a two-year research project that will explore the future potential of steel-timber composite structures in tall buildings. The overriding objective of this project is to capture the current state‐of‐the‐art and full potential of steel‐timber composite structures in high‐rise buildings, globally, as a means of clarifying the full benefits of steel‐timber composite construction for the tall building industry.

Research partner

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading nonprofit organization for all those interested in the future of cities. It explores how increased urban density and vertical growth can support more sustainable and healthy cities, especially in the face of mass urbanization and the increasing effects of climate change worldwide. The relationship between policy, buildings, people, urban density, urban space, interior space, and infrastructure is key.

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