The CTBUH Journal is the pre-eminent international quarterly publication on tall buildings, and the official periodic publication of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Circulated to the Council’s worldwide membership four times each year, the Journal aims to document and publicize ground-breaking work taking place in tall building and urban development. In addition to technical papers, the Journal contains global news updates on tall building activity, reports on the activities of leaders and subcommittees, reviews of relevant publications, and information on upcoming events hosted and sponsored by the organization.

Publication in the CTBUH Journal awards the featured author with broad exposure to a multitude of industry leaders and active professionals around the world. By sharing knowledge, findings or experience, each author fosters valuable discourse amongst Council members with common interests, and in turn opens an opportunity to gather information useful to his or her published pursuits. Above all, each author contributes to the organization’s mission of elevating its members’ collective awareness of the built environment.

The Council maintains an open call for papers and case studies, and encourages both members and nonmembers to submit proposals or drafts of papers for potential inclusion as articles in an upcoming issue of the Journal.

Research Papers address a specific tall building topic in detail, which can range from highly technical engineering and computing-related articles to historical, economic, policy, or theoretical studies. It can cover the application of a single technology or principle in a single building, or across many buildings. These papers are peer-reviewed by experts on the CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee. Research papers are 2,500 to 3,500 words, or 6-8 pages, and there are typically three or four per quarterly Journal.

Example Research Papers

The Emergence of Asian Supertalls
Jonathan Hsu & Cynthia Chan, CBRE Asia-Pacific Headquarters

Thermal Breaks and Energy Performance in High-rise Concrete Balconies
Dieter Hardock, Schöck Bauteile GmbH; Patrick Roppel, Morrison Hershfi eld Limited

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The Case Study is a full-spectrum profile of an important tall building or group of buildings, providing an in-depth overview of the many issues and solutions related to the building’s development, design, construction and operation. The case study is the cover story of each Journal, and its authors are usually composed of representatives of more than one discipline involved in the project. Case studies typically run 2,500 to 3,500 words and 6-8 pages.

Example Case Studies

Case Study: One Central Park, Sydney
Jean Nouvel & Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Case Study: Tree House Residence Hall, Boston
B. K. Boley & Tamara Roy, ADD Inc
Case Study: The Leadenhall Building, London
Andy Young, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Nigel Annereau, Arup; Andy Butler, Laing O’Rourke; Brian Smith, Davis Langdon

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Your proposals, papers and inquiries can be sent to Daniel Safarik at [email protected].

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