Building Taller and Smarter Buildings with Advanced Materials and Information
Themes: Building & Infrastructure
As populations continue to grow and more people migrate to urban centers, cities are forced to respond. Geographical, financial and logistical challenges call for cities to grow vertically in order to handle the new people and their needs. Taller buildings bring new construction and operational challenges. Materials created in highly controlled environments, formerly applied to only the most advanced systems and products, are now critical in “every day” construction. These materials, combined with new design, construction, and operation practices help ensure buildings are more efficient and effective than ever before.