With tall buildings growing ever higher, it is becoming increasingly critical to optimise structural systems in order to ensure strength and stability. The rise of composite megacolumns could be the most effective answer.

As part of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) roadmap for the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings, developed in conjunction with CIB and UNESCO, composite materials and structural optimisation were identified as priority objectives for the industry. ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer, has now given…