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May 2015

Final Reminder: 2015 International Research Seed Funding Deadline
The Call for Proposals deadline for the CTBUH's 2015 International Research Seed Funding is one week away, Friday, May 29 
– culminating with an award of US $20,000. This seed funding has been made possible with the kind support of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited.

May 2015

Journal 2015 Issue II Now Published
The latest issue features a Case Study of Abeno Haruka, papers on Innovative Façade Systems of Japan, the Fire-Resistant Design of Tokyo Sky Tree, Advanced Structural Technologies For High-Rise Buildings In Japan, and more.

May 2015

Empire State Building to Host CTBUH 2015 Networking Reception
The Conference Networking Reception on Monday, 26 October, kindly hosted by Empire State Realty Trust and sponsored by Schindler as part of their Platinum Sponsorship, will be held on the 80th Floor of the historic Empire State Building, with incredible views of the New York City skyline.

May 2015

CTBUH Plays Role in Facades+ New York City
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City, venue for this October’s CTBUH 2015 International Conference, to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.

May 2015

CTBUH Members Invite: Chicago - Continuing Home of the Skyscraper?
Join CTBUH for an afternoon of skyscrapers and The Illinois Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the upcoming British Council for Offices annual conference. CTBUH Members are invited to join this event reflecting on Chicago's past and future as the home of the skyscraper.

May 2015

CTBUH Beijing Inaugural Event
CTBUH Beijing held their inaugural event at the office of Arup Beijing.
The event featured two presentations, The Implication of New Fire Code on Tall Building Architectural Design and The Development Plan for Public Space in Beijing’s Central Business District with nearly 70 professionals in attendance.

May 2015

Pace Confirmed as Diamond Sponsor for New York Conference
Pace Development, who are building the tallest tower in Thailand—MahaNakhon—are confirmed as a top Sponsor of the 2015 conference. They will be sponsoring the Future of Tall Buildings Room.

May 2015

Job Opportunity: China Office Associate Director
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the role of China Office Associate Director, to be based in the new CTBUH China Office at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Shanghai.

April 2015

YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
The inaugural event of the CTBUH YPC New York City Chapter was held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates on April 15. CTBUH Chairman David Malott and CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon presented on the exciting new Ping An Finance Center tower, which they have collaborated on for many years.

April 2015

Tall Buildings in Numbers – Japan: A History of Tall Innovations
In recognition of the inaugural CTBUH Japan Chapter Symposium and VIP Reception, Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020 and Beyond, the CTBUH has created a visually-rich Tall Building in Numbers study, which examines a fascinating selection of the most significant tall achievements in modern Japanese history.

April 2015

Draft Code Technical Discussion Held by CTBUH India
CTBUH India organized a half-day technical discussion on the draft code, Ductile Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Seismic Forces, which will soon be published officially by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

April 2015

2015 Awards Deadline in Just One Week, April 30: Submit Now!
The deadline for CTBUH 2015 Awards submissions is coming up next week, April 30. Submit your tall building projects to be considered under eligible categories below using our intuitive online submission portal, and have them profiled in the annual Best Tall Buildings book and promoted around the world.

April 2015

New York Conference Early Bird Registration Closing April 30
The early bird deadline for the 2015 New York Conference is right around the corner: April 30, 2015. Be sure to register now to secure your place at what will be a fantastic Conference, featuring presentations from top developers and experts in the field and captivating tours of New York’s iconic skyscrapers.

April 2015

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts Vertical Communities Panel Discussion
On Tuesday, March 31, CTBUH Atlanta hosted its inaugural event. Gensler kindly sponsored the well-attended networking session, which was followed by a lively roundtable discussion featuring a cross-section of leaders in Atlanta’s development community.

April 2015

2015 Awards Jury Announced
The Council is pleased to announce the 2015 Awards Jury, led by Chair Mun Summ Wong, joint founding director of WOHA. The 2015 Technical Jury will be led by Chair David Scott (also on the Main Jury), Lead Structural Director at Laing O’Rourke.

April 2015

Tour of Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
CTBUH Qatar toured the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre project, an iconic building with a total approximate gross area of 47,700 square meters that includes five exhibit halls.

April 2015

Student Design Competition Officially Launched
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 4th International Student Tall Building Design Competition has opened for submissions. Students must submit their entries by August 10.

April 2015

Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020 and Beyond
Join the CTBUH Japan Chapter, in cooperation with Mori Building and KPF, for an inaugural symposium. The event will feature international speakers and a panel of Japan's key decision-makers who will discuss Tokyo's plans for 2020 and beyond.

March 2015

Zhongtian Group Confirms as Diamond Sponsor
Zhongtian Group are now confirmed as a Diamond Sponsor of the CTBUH 2015 New York International Conference, and sponsor of the “Asia & Australasia Room”.

March 2015

CTBUH China Office Kicks Off
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at the
College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception.

March 2015

Study on Damping Technologies Announced
CTBUH is proud to announce a new research project, “A Study on the Damping Technologies Available for Tall Buildings: Comfort and Safety,” which has received $230,000 in funding from Bouygues Construction.

March 2015

2015 International Research Seed Funding Launched
CTBUH is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its 2015 International Research Seed Funding – culminating with an award of US $20,000. This seed funding has been made possible with the kind support of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited.

March 2015

IJHRB Research Journal 2015 Volume 4 Number 1 is Now Available Free!
Featuring articles on the following topics: Structural Health Monitoring of Shanghai Tower, Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings, Health Monitoring of High-Rise Buildings, Seismic Performance, Tall Building Knowledge Support and Automation, and more...

March 2015

CTBUH Australia Packs House for “Superslim” Lecture
The CTBUH Australia Chapter hosted its first lecture of 2015 in the newly completed University of Melbourne / Melbourne School of Design building. The lecture, titled “Superslim: Collins House and The Phoenix” attracted a full house, representing more than 120 industry supporters.

March 2015

CTBUH Supporting Facades+
CTBUH is a Supporting Sponsor of Facades+, a two-day symposium / workshop event on building façade technologies. CTBUH is convening a special tall buildings panel on Day 1 of the Symposium, which will follow a presentation by CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.

March 2015

Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future For CTBUH
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year at McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT in Chicago. The Trustees reviewed 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.


March 2015

New York Conference Steering Committee Meeting
Exciting progress is being made on the 2015 CTBUH Conference, to be held in New York City October 26-30, following the second Conference Steering Committee meeting in New York City.

March 2015

CTBUH Chicago Talks Tall Timber
CTBUH Chicago and the Young Professionals Committee held a lecture entitled “Tall Timber Buildings: Trends and Research” on February 25. Graciously hosted at the SOM offices, the event drew over 90 attendees, who were all eager to hear about timber in tall buildings.

March 2015

CTBUH Supports "Light It Up Blue"
CTBUH is proud to announce its role as a Community Partner of Autism Speaks, the global autism science and advocacy organization. We are encouraging members and their clients to “Light It Up Blue” on April 2, 2015 – World Autism Awareness Day.

March 2015

CTBUH 2015 Tall Building Awards Launch: Submit Today!
CTBUH is proud to launch a new Awards website and online submission portal, making it easier than ever to submit your projects for consideration for this year’s awards. The deadline for submissions is April 30th.

February 2015

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Report Now Available
CTBUH is pleased to announce the publication of the CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Report. This full-color, 84-page report covers the complete experience of the four-day conference, held in Shanghai on the theme of “Future Cities: Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.”

February 2015

Journal 2015 Issue I Now Published
The latest issue features papers on Bosco Verticale, papers on Mitigating “Death Rays,” Skylines Comparison, Sustaining a Historic High-Rise Structure, and a record-setting 2014 year in review.

February 2015

CTBUH Seeks Staff Writer / Communications Coordinator
The CTBUH Staff Writer / Communications Coordinator will join the CTBUH Headquarters staff in our Chicago office, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

February 2015

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Registration Is Officially Open!
The first 100 registered, paid delegates will have the opportunity to attend the exclusive opening VIP reception at One World Trade Center, the evening before the conference, Sunday 25 October (maximum 3 colleagues per company).

February 2015

CTBUH Involved in Re-Measurement of Washington Monument Height
CTBUH height criteria was used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Geodetic Survey to determine the true architectural height of the Washington Monument, 554 feet, 7 and 11/32 inches tall.

February 2015

Philip Oldfield Cloud Talk: Rethinking the Tall Building
Dr. Philip Oldfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham / Co-Chair, CTBUH Research, Academic and Postgraduate Working Group, will be presenting "Rethinking the Tall Building: Opportunities in the 21st Century Metropolis."

February 2015

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
Expanding its embrace of the “urban habitat” component of its mission in 2015, the new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities in the Northern Hemisphere on January 29.

February 2015

First Composite Megacolumns Test a Big Success
The large research team working on the “Study on the constructability and the engineering properties of composite megacolumns” research project, funded by ArcelorMittal, gathered on February 5th in Beijing at CABR to start the test campaign on the first megacolumn samples.

February 2015

CTBUH China Office Launch March 18th…Founding Sponsors Confirmed
The CTBUH is extremely pleased to announce that March 18th will see the official launch of its new China Office, located at Tongji University, Shanghai. All China-based members are invited to attend an evening cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of this new office and initiative.

February 2015

CTBUH Supports BCO Conference in Chicago
The British Council for Offices will be hosting its annual conference in the city of Chicago. This will include CTBUH hosted tours of the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

February 2015

Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For New Research Projects
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.

January 2015

YPC Holds New York Chapter Inaugural Event
The first meeting of the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee (YPC) – New York City Chapter was held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox on December 17th.

January 2015

CTBUH Finland Launches with Urban Habitat Seminar
Having established that there is a need in Finland to enhance the level of discussion on tall buildings and urban habitat, the CTBUH Finland held a launch event and seminar at Finlandia Hall.

January 2015

Three Days Left to Submit Abstracts to the 2015 New York Conference
With many major sponsors confirmed and intensive planning underway for social events and tours, all of the pieces are falling into place to make for an outstanding conference. One of the most important remaining pieces is your contribution. To be considered for a presentation, the deadline for abstracts is this Friday, 30 January!

January 2015

Media Roundup: 2014 Year in Review
On January 12, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat published the 2014 Year in Review. This study was featured in numerous media outlets around the world, triggering discourse on tall building trends and regional economies. Here is a sample of the international coverage of this study.

January 2015

“Network-3D” High-Rise Design Studio Culminates in Shanghai
January 18th, 2015 marked the culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in “Network-3D – Tall Buildings as Extensions of Urban Infrastructure and Vitality,” a collaborative design studio undertaken by CAUP at Tongji University, with assistance from CTBUH and KPF.

January 2015

Chinese Delegation Visits CTBUH Headquarters
In collaboration with the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program, the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) PhD Program in Architecture hosted a delegation of nine Chinese architects. 

January 2015

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Abstracts Due in 10 Days!
The 2015 CTBUH Conference in New York, Oct. 26-30, is shaping up to be a spectacular event. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be considered for a presentation – the deadline for abstracts is January 30.

January 2015

First Sponsors Confirmed for CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
We are pleased to announce the first confirmed sponsors for the 2015 Conference, including the first Diamond Sponsor and six Platinum Sponsors. Get your company involved in the CTBUH 2015 New York Conference today!

January 2015

Tall Buildings 2014: The Year in Review and Numbers
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has determined that 97 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2014, including 11 supertalls – both new records.

January 2015

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
Expanding its embrace of the “urban habitat” component of its mission in 2015, the new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee is organizing a Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities in the Northern Hemisphere on January 29.


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