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01 February 2021

Christian Studer, Raphael Bitzi & Philipp Zimmerli, Schindler Elevators Ltd.

Laser and camera scanning, as well as mapping solutions, are increasingly used to create accurate 3-D models of the built environment. This paper presents a...

01 February 2021

Urs Püntener, Schindler

For most contractors and developers, construction speed is of utmost importance. But in the labor-intensive construction industry, the actual application of automation remains limited. Can...

23 September 2020

Konstantinos Voulpiotis & Andrea Frangi, ETH Zurich

With the ever-increasing height of timber buildings, the complexity of timber as a structural material gives rise to behaviors not previously studied by engineers. An...

21 June 2019

Felix Weber, Maurer Switzerland GmbH; Peter Huber & Simon Spensberger & Christian Braun, Maurer SE; Johann Distl, Maurer Engineering GmbH

Tall buildings are prone to wind-induced vibrations due to their slenderness whereby peak structural accelerations may be higher than the recommended maximum value. The common...

25 April 2019

Thomas Oetterli, Schindler Group

CTBUH is currently engaged in a two-year research project, “Robots in Tall Building Construction,” kindly sponsored by Schindler. The main research question is, “Why haven’t...

17 October 2016

Felix Weber, Peter Huber, Hans Distl & Christian Braun, MAURER AG

Since 2014, a MAURER controlled TMD has mitigated the first bending mode of the Danube City Tower in Vienna, Austria. It consists of a pendulum...