Chicago

United States

17 September 2021

Emissions-Reduction Strategies

The construction sector accounts for 39 percent of all global emissions, but to avoid catastrophic climate-related disasters, these emissions must be reduced significantly, with many...

23 September 2020

The Post-Crisis Tall Building

CTBUH Research

This data study proposes a “generic” 200-meter office building, located in Chicago, displaying several key modifications that could take place if certain indicative public-health restrictions...

09 April 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Energy Performance and Sustainability Implications

Oliver Baumann & Ajit V. Naik, Baumann Consulting

This paper reviews the changes between the Chicago Building Code (CBC) and International Building Code (IBC)'s updated and previous versions to assist project teams in...

09 April 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Comparison of Prototype Building Designs

John Viise & Matthew Cummins & Alberto Guarise & Daniel Koch, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

This paper develops three prototype buildings that would be subject to the new structural standards, all of which can use prescriptive code provisions for reference....

09 April 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Implications for High-Rise Safety

Erik Harris, Goettsch Partners

This paper studies the ways in which the CBC will affect some basic elements of the schematic floor plan and design for a high-rise office...

09 April 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Implications for Tenant Remodels in High-Rise Buildings

Lori Chandler, Epstein

This paper intends to analyze the application of the new Chicago Building Code (CBC) to a typical tenant remodel of a business occupancy in a...

19 March 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Comparison of Prototype Building Designs

John Viise & Matthew Cummins & Alberto Guarise & Daniel Koch, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

This research paper, an abridged version of a white paper produced by the Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH),...

01 March 2020

The Elevator, the Iron Skeleton Frame, and the Early Skyscrapers: Part 2

Gerald R. Larson, University of Cincinnati

In Part One, I documented the evolution of the use of the elevator and the iron frame to build ever-taller buildings that would eventually be...

01 March 2020

“Buildings Without Walls:” A Tectonic Case for Two “First” Skyscrapers

Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University

“A practical architect might not unnaturally conceive the idea of erecting a vast edifice whose frame should be entirely of iron, and clothing the frame--preserving...

01 March 2020

The Future of Workplace in Vertical Cities: Hanging Gardens, Roof Terraces and Vertical Plazas

Stephan C. Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects

As the workplace evolves in our vertical cities, the need for “think spaces” and the public realm to meet, create and innovate will become integral...