The structural design history can be summarised in terms of constant research and development towards better construction techniques and materials, as well as improved aesthetic and economic parameters. With these factors improvement, we have been solved height, span, strength and load limitations of the structural construction systems used in the past.

The use of composite solutions in substitution or hybridisation with traditional building materials has shown an overall improvement over traditional structural designs, the potential of composite materials is still far from being fully exploited at present, but is certainly setting the trend in the industry.