Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chapters and Regional Representatives Meet at CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference

CTBUH Secretary Tim Neal, President & CEO, CallisonRTKL, provides proposed updates to the CTBUH bylaws

Saturday, 20 October 2018

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DUBAI – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees (FLCs) met during the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference for a focused discussion around the Council’s regional growth and global initiatives. With over 50 individuals in attendance, this was the largest breakout session at the overall CTBUH Leaders Meeting by far.

After opening remarks from meeting Co-Chairs CTBUH Global Initiatives Assistant Nicole McLellan and CTBUH Secretary Tim Neal, President & CEO, CallisonRTKL, McLellan started the meeting with updates on CTBUH’s regional initiatives during 2018. The Council achieved several new records this year – in addition to holding 101 regional events so far in 2018 (compared to 90 in all of 2017), the Council also saw the formation of four new Chapters in Philadelphia, Seattle, Hong Kong, and Scandinavia, which brought the total number of CTBUH Chapters to 10. McLellan ended her presentation with a big thanks to the Leaders for their hard work and efforts throughout the year, and driving the incredible growth seen in 2018.

Neal followed with an update around potential changes to CTBUH bylaws, including the possibility of CTBUH providing forming Chapters with a small amount of seed funding. The Leaders were incredibly receptive and agreed that this change would be useful to help forming Chapters get off the ground, particularly through supporting local registration costs and legal fees.

The final presentation was given by CTBUH Global FLC Chair Ilkay C. Standard, Founder, GenX Design & Technology. Standard reviewed progress of global FLC growth throughout 2018, highlighting that there are new CTBUH FLCs forming in Australia, Hong Kong, India, and the UAE. Another major change in 2018 was the creation of a CTBUH Global FLC – this body is comprised of the Chairs of each regional FLC, and is tasked with increasing global collaboration among regional FLCs, as well as providing a collaborative platform to drive events and other initiatives around the world.

The meeting ended with an open discussion around successes, challenges, and future goals, moderated by McLellan and Neal. An interesting idea was brought forth by CTBUH Serbia Representative Milan Jankovic, Director & Co-Founder, 3lite, who proposed that regions with limited CTBUH activity such as Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania could benefit from working together as regional committees to drive initiatives on a multi-country scale.

CTBUH UK Chapter Board Member Viviana Muscettola, Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects noted the need for a higher level of knowledge-sharing among all CTBUH Chapters and Leaders, and asked how that could be achieved. This is a key goal of CTBUH, which is continuously striving to increase global communication and collaboration among Chapters, Leaders generally, and CTBUH Members.

Last Name First Name Company Location CTBUH Role
Neal Tim CallisonRTKL London, UK Secretary
McLellan Nicole CTBUH Chicago, USA Global Initiatives Assistant
Jacobs John CTBUH Chicago, USA Chief Operations Officer
Poon Dennis Thornton Tomasetti New York, USA Trustee
Thapar Charu JLL Mumbai, India Trustee
Tse Vincent WSP Hong Kong, China Trustee
Ai Xia CCDI Group Shanghai, China China Office Board Member (representative)
Shao Zhuqing Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Shanghai, China China Office Board Member (representative)
Wu Jia Ping An Real Estate Nanjing, China China Office Board Member (representative)
Vivian Philip Bates Smart Sydney, Australia Australia Chapter Chair
Colella Marc AECOM Melbourne, Australia Australia Chapter
Gaskin John Gaskin Construction Services Pty Brisbane, Australia Australia Chapter
Swan Clare Ethos Urban Sydney, Australia Australia Chapter
Witt Richard Quadrangle Architects Toronto, Canada Canada Chapter Chair
Davies Anton RWDI Toronto, Canada Canada Chapter Vice-Chair
Garland Mark LCL Builds Toronto, Canada Canada Chapter Secretary
Montgomery Michael Kinetica Toronto, Canada Canada Chapter Treasurer
Steinvorth Ronald IECA Internacional S.A. San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica Chapter Vice-Chair
Carazo Rodrigo Carazo Arquitectos S.A. San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica Chapter
Cheung Anthony Ronald Lu & Partners Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Chapter
Dravid Girish Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services Mumbai, India India Chapter Chair
Hira Anil BuroHappold Engineering Mumbai, India India Chapter Vice-Chair
Harman Kirk The Harman Group Philadelphia, USA Philadelphia Chapter Chair
Chen Julian Henning Larsen Architects Copenhagen, Denmark Scandinavia Chapter Chair
Palmberg Pierre COWI Malmö, Sweden Scandinavia Chapter Treasurer
Canady Sean GGLO Seattle, USA Seattle Chapter Secretary
Heeringa Roger DCI Engineers Seattle, USA Seattle Chapter Treasurer
Quintana de Uña Javier IDOM London, UK UK Chapter Chair
Ugarow Vince Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd. London, UK UK Chapter Secretary & Treasurer
Easton Marc Arup London, UK UK Chapter
Muscettola Viviana Zaha Hadid Architects London, UK UK Chapter
Dienstag Ariane Ariane Dienstag SAS Paris, France France Committee
Bilaine Christophe Bouygues Batiment International Miami, USA Miami Committee
de Jong Johannes Elevating Studio Singapore, Singapore Singapore Committee
de Moel Michiel Elevating Studio Singapore, Singapore Singapore Committee
Fernando Shiromal Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Committee
Haadi Bishar Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Committee
Standard Ilkay C. GenX Design & Technology Consultants New York, USA Global Future Leaders Committee Chair
Finnigan Shelley ArcelorMittal Chicago, USA Chicago Future Leaders Committee Co-Chair
Oner Ilayda Turner International LLC Istanbul, Turkey Turkey Future Leaders Committee Chair
Taylor Kye BG&E London, UK UK Chapter Future Leaders Committee
Belova Manuela VA Architects Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgaria Representative
Bechmann Roland Werner Sobek Group Stuttgart, Germany Germany Representative
Alaghmandan Matin Shahid Beheshti University Tehran, Iran Iran Representative
Ayars Daniel NBBJ Ohio, USA Ohio Representative
Palafox, Jr. Felino (Jun) Palafox Associates Makati City, Philippines Philippines Representative
Sypek Grzegorz Smay Technologies Warsaw, Poland Poland Representative
Jankovic Milan 3lite Belgrade, Serbia Serbia Representative
Chung Kwang Ryang Dong Yang Structural Engineers Seoul, South Korea South Korea Representative
Ortiz Diez de Tortosa Iñigo Ortiz Leon Arquitectos Madrid, Spain Spain Representative
Lee Richard C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan Representative
Kilic Mehmet Turner International LLC Istanbul, Turkey Turkey Representative
Vasquez Christian National Engineering Bureau Dubai, UAE UAE Representative