CTBUH News Archive

The below is an archive of CTBUH initiatives and activity. Organized reverse-chronologically, the archive includes conference and event reports; chapter, committee and other leader activity; research project updates; data study outputs; publication launches; award announcements; signboard ceremonies; and much more.

Comment Requested on IPMS Area Measurement Standard Development Global Floor Area Measurement

12 Feb 2021

CTBUH has worked with the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition to come to an agreement on global standards for measuring floor area in buildings.

In Memoriam: Leslie E. Robertson, Chairman, CTBUH, 1985–1990

11 Feb 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat mourns the loss of Leslie Earl Robertson, the CTBUH Chairman from 1985 to 1990, who died early Thursday, 11 February 2021.

2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference: Engineering and Construction Award of Excellence Winners Announced

9 Feb 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recognizes the extraordinary engineering and construction achievements of this year's tall building projects.

Completion of CTBUH Robotics Research Project

8 Feb 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has completed a major research project entitled Robotics in Tall Building Construction, with funding kindly provided by Schindler. This research delves into the future of this promising field, identifying the incentives for, and obstacles to adoption by the construction industry.

Is Suburban High-Rise Development in the USA Good Enough?

4 Feb 2021, Online Event

Stephen Morales, Tom Bassett-Dilley, and Antony Wood discuss the current state of building development in Oak Park in a virtual webinar.

Tall + Urban Innovation Conference: Urban Habitat Award Winners Announced!

28 Jan 2021

CTBUH is pleased to announce the Urban Habitat Award of Excellence winners! This award acknowledges that the impact of a tall building is far wider than just the building itself, and recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm in connection with tall buildings.

2021 CTBUH China New Year Talk: Future City

22 Jan 2021, Shanghai

CTBUH China holds a New Year Talk focusing on the theme "future city."

2021 Best Tall Building Award Winners Announced

20 Jan 2021

CTBUH is pleased to announce the 2021 Best Tall Building Award of Excellence Winners.

CTBUH 2020 Tall Building Year in Review

12 Jan 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat releases its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2020, part of the Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis series.

Best Wishes from CTBUH: A Note from the CTBUH Chairman

22 Dec 2020

CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, reflects on the events of 2020, the achievements of the Council, and plans for 2021.

CTBUH Completes Timber Rising Engagement Program

17 Dec 2020

As part of the Timber Rising project, which investigates the role tall timber will play in our quest for a future, lower-carbon built environment, CTBUH has produced a series of outputs in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service, all of which provide key information on mass timber innovations to stakeholders in the tall building industry.

CTBUH Chicago FLC Presents: Wolf Point East

16 Dec 2020, Online Event

The CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee held a virtual presentation on Wolf Point East, the second tower in a series of three, situated on the historic Wolf Point site in Chicago.

2020 CTBUH Student Research Competition Launched

16 Dec 2020

This competition, kindly sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties, challenges talented students, working in groups under the guidance of a professor, to focus on a relevant research question and create an engaging output as a response.

CTBUH Chinese Publication: Frontiers of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

8 Dec 2020

Frontiers of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: World Development and Case Studies (Volume 1), created by CTBUH and published by China Architecture & Building Press, is a useful tool for professional readers working in the urban and architectural fields in China.

Publication Available: First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts

18 Nov 2020

CTBUH held a one-day Symposium called First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts, centered around the question, “what was the first skyscraper?” Now, that illuminating discussion on fundamental turning points in skyscraper history is a 248-page book, featuring 28 essays by the leading architectural and real-estate historians of our time, on the enigmatic buildings that define our skylines.