Live webinar

Timber & steel: How conducting an LCA can inform decision making in complex buildings


Dario Trabucco

Dario Trabucco

CTBUH Europe

Giovanni Perrucci

Giovanni Perrucci

Research Fellow
IUAV University of Venice

Daniel Safarik

Daniel Safarik

Director, Research and Thought Leadership

Who should attend this webinar?

  • Architects, designers, or engineers working on complex building projects
  • Anyone with an interest in mass timber and its use in steel-timber hybrid buildings
  • Anyone who wants to know more about different methodologies for conducting an LCA

What will we cover?

  • How steel timber hybrid solutions may be the future for tall buildings
  • Why conducting a life-cycle assessment (LCA) was crucial to these findings
  • The best method for conducting an LCA
  • Answer your questions live

About Dario Trabucco

Dario Trabucco, PhD, is an architect and CTBUH Research Manager and Associate Professor in Building technology at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy. He is involved in teaching and research activities related to tall buildings, life-cycle assessment, and vertical transportationIn 2009, he obtained a PhD in building technology with a thesis entitled “The Strategic Role of the Service Core in the Energy Balance of a Tall Building.” This research examines the implications of alternative service core placement in relation to the embodied energy and the energy consumption of a tall building. Dario has been the CTBUH Country Representative for Italy since 2010, and in 2023 was appointed the role of CTBUH Europe Director.


About Giovanni Perrucci

Giovanni Perrucci, PhD is a Research Fellow at IUAV University of Venice, where he currently carries out research on two fields: a) LCA methodologies as applied to tall buildings; b) the accessibility of lifts for people with disabilities. Since receiving his PhD in Architecture in 2016, in his scientific work he investigates two strands: on the one hand, comfort and accessibility, used as methods for measuring the quality of inhabited spaces, indoors and outdoors; on the other, the use of nature-based elements to mitigate the effects of climate change in the city, a topic on which he was awarded a scholarship and a research grant at the Roma Tre University between 2018 and 2021.

He is the author and co-author of several scientific articles on the topics of the environmental island, the city for the elderly and the universal design of lifts.


About Daniel Safarik

Daniel Safarik is Director, Research and Thought Leadership at CTBUH, and has co-authored numerous of the Council’s Technical Guides and edited many more outputs. He has served as CTBUH’s Editor-in-Chief from 2013 to the present, and as the Director of the China Office of CTBUH at Tongji University, Shanghai, from 2015 to 2017, spearheading the Council’s efforts to expand influence and membership in China. Safarik has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon.

About One Click LCA

One Click LCA is a global, end-to-end sustainability platform for construction & manufacturing. Its mission is to power the makers of a zero-carbon future by scaling access to its easy-to-use LCA and EPD software.