The CTBUH Journal is an official periodic publication of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Published and circulated to the Council’s worldwide membership on a quarterly basis, the Journal aims to document and publicize groundbreaking work taking place in the many fields related to tall buildings and urban development.
The CTBUH Journal is peer-reviewed by the CTBUH Expert Peer Review Panel, a group of professionals from the wide range of disciplines and expertise required to develop, design, construct and operate tall buildings. In addition to technical papers, each Journal contains a number of features; global tall buildings news round-up, case studies, tall buildings in numbers, calendar listing of events, CTBUH news, book and exhibition reviews, etc.
The articles in the CTBUH Journal are indexed in the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. This Index, which oldest record date back to 1741, is maintained by the Columbia University in New York City and offers the most comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation.
The articles in the CTBUH Journal are also indexed in the following databases:

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Please note that the full digital copies of the Journal are available to CTBUH members, by request .

Case Studies

Each CTBUH Journal includes a case study paper focused on a specific building or group of buildings. Case studies are technical in nature and give an in depth overview of many of the issues related to the building’s design, construction and operation.

Tall Buildings in Numbers

Tall Buildings in Numbers takes a statistical and graphical look at various topics related to tall buildings, such as height, function, geographical location, energy requirements, structure and others.

Talking Tall

“Talking Tall” is an interview series of high-profile individuals, who share their personal vision on our future and what role tall buildings play.

Ask a CTBUH Expert

The “Ask a CTBUH Expert” feature involves an experienced discipline leader in the Council responding directly to a frequently-asked question.


The CTBUH reviews books and exhibitions from around the world related to tall buildings and the urban environment. Selected reviews are also included within the CTBUH Journal.