Mission, Purpose, Goals

The Charles Pankow Foundation awarded its first research grants in 2006. Summaries and details of all awarded CPF research grants can be seen at "View Grants and Research Products" All published final reports and research products can be seen at "View Grants and Research Products," under Research.

The Foundation's research program is driven by the VISION STATEMENT and MISSION STATEMENT of the Charles Pankow Foundation:

The Vision Statement, or the statement of the Objectives of the Foundation, is stated as follows:

"To Provide the AEC Industry with a Better Way to Design and Build"

The Mission Statement, or the statement of the Foundation's approach to achieve the Objectives defined in the Vision Statement, is stated as follows:

"To Be a Catalyst to Advance Innovation in the Design and Construction of Buildings"

  • Catalyst. The word "Catalyst" is used here to imply the Foundation's intent to bring both Leadership and Resources to the process of "Advancing Innovation"
  • Buildings. Buildings will always be in the DNA of the Foundation. Any future project approved by the Foundation will have to prove to be a benefit to the design and construction of major buildings. Having said that, it is likely that the current research focus of the Foundation on larger, more impactful concepts may likely benefit the design and construction of all types of horizontal and vertical structures.

In 2013, the Charles Pankow Foundation Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Based Research Program whereby the Foundation will identify a number of Foundation Initiatives that will establish the research priorities for the immediate future. Although the submission of great ideas and interesting individual research projects are always welcome, the majority of the Foundation's resources will be dedicated to the CPF Initiatives.

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Corrugated Sheet Steel Shear Wall testUniversity of California Berkeley and Tipping Mar Research Team displays Corrugated Sheet Steel Shear Wall load-testing for media open house.

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