Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2011 Trustees Meeting Report

Seoul, October 11, 2011

The second Trustees meeting of 2011 took place during the CTBUH Seoul Conference, in the 30th floor Skylounge of the Intercontinental Hotel adjoining the Coex convention center where the conference was taking place.

Professor Sang Dae Kim – still CTBUH Chairman for a few more hours – opened the meeting and welcomed new Trustees Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, who had joined the Board in place of David Scott of Arup and Charles Killebrew of NBBJ whose Trustee terms had come to an end. As vice-chairman of the global engineering practice Thornton Tomasetti based in New York, Dennis brings a wealth of tall building experience to the Trustees, including significant work and contacts in the booming market of China. As a cost consultant and head of the tall buildings practice within AECOM Davis Langdon based in London, Steve brings a fresh perspective to the Trustees, as well as his experiences on the London Bridge Tower currently under construction, and several other seminal tall buildings.

Soon-to-be-CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson of NBBJ Architects next took the speaker’s gavel, guiding the Trustees through the plans for his 2-year tenure. There was also detailed discussion of the major findings from the all-day 2011 CTBUH Leaders meeting which had taken place two days earlier at the Dongbu Financial Center in Seoul, and in particular the status of the various working group guides now in production, and the research plans of the Council.

The meeting adjourned at 6pm, just in time to allow Trustees to attend the Seoul conference dinner, where the official inauguration of the new Chairman took place.

The next face-to-face meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place in Chicago in March 2012.

CTBUH Board of Trustees (L to R): Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; Sang Dae Kim, Korea University; Sabah Al Rayes, Al Rayes Group; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; William Maibusch, Turner Construction International LLC; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon LLP; Antony Wood, CTBUH & Illinois Institute of Technology; and Peter Irwin, RWDI