CTBUH News

Starting with the most recent coverage, CTBUH News reports on the Council's initiatives and activities, including chapter, committee, and other leader activity; research project updates; data study outputs; publication launches; award announcements; signboard ceremonies; conference and event reports; and more.

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.

2020 Live-Streamed Conference

17 Nov 2020, Online Event

Live-streamed from Singapore, London, and Chicago, this event discusses how cities can be more responsive and anticipatory in the face of the rapidly changing environment.

CTBUH China Presents: Healthy & Sustainable City Development

12 Nov 2020, Beijing

This event explores how health and sustainability are vital in the process of urbanization, and explores strategies from leading urbanists about how to balance nature and well-being in dense environments.

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Public Common Space

4 Nov 2020, Online Event

The CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter presents a virtual seminar on public common spaces and the impact of the institutions that govern it.

Journal 2020, Issue IV: Towards Post-Crisis Tall Buildings and Cities

4 Nov 2020

This special issue features "New Solutions for the New Normal", "Post-Pandemic HVAC Systems Strategies for High-Rise Office Buildings", and more.

CTBUH 2020 Conference: Check Out the Full Program!

29 Oct 2020

Times of crisis in the past have presented cities with the opportunity to rethink how they support health, social, and economic outcomes. What will the Post-Crisis City look like? See all the Speakers and view the Program from this event.

CTBUH 2020 Student Design Competition: Winner Announced

21 Oct 2020

The 9th CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition concludes on 14 October 2020, with live judging of the five finalists selected from 250 entries.

Lord Norman Foster Confirmed for 2020 CTBUH Conference

19 Oct 2020

Norman Foster, Executive Chairman and Founder, Foster + Partners and President of the Norman Foster Foundation, is interviewed in a special session during the CTBUH virtual conference.

Skybridges: Technical Guide, Data Report, and Journal Paper

12 Oct 2020

CTBUH has completed a major research project entitled "Skybridges: bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm". The purpose of this research project is to succinctly capture the state-of-the-art in skybridge design.

CTBUH China Presents: Humanizing High Density: Sustainable Future Cities

17 Sep 2020, Shenzhen

Held at the 341-meter-tall Shenzhen Bay Tower 7, the conference, sponsored by Parkland, featured a myriad of presentations on optimizing wellness, comfort, and health in the built environment.

Key Takeaways from the First CTBUH Owner/Occupier Forum

3 Sep 2020, Online Event

Owner/occupiers from around the world gathered for an open discussion on the state of global real estate markets, evolving tenant demands, and the effects of COVID-19 on portfolio management and building occupancy.

The CTBUH Chicago Chapter Presents: Design at its Finest: In the Neighborhoods First

25 Aug 2020, Online Event

The CTBUH Chicago Chapter presents a virtual town panel discussion, where panelists will discuss inclusivity in design in the AEC industry.

Journal 2020, Issue III: Skybridges Special Issue

12 Aug 2020

This special issue features a glimpse of the CTBUH Research Project, “Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm,” a case study of Raffles City Chongqing, and more.

The Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Modular Construction

5 Aug 2020, Online Event

As the world rethinks what the future of construction looks like, a panel of global experts share approaches to construction automation, factorization, and modularization.

The CTBUH Seattle Chapter Presents: The Future of Commuting in the Puget Sound Region

30 Jul 2020, Online Event

The CTBUH Seattle Chapter convened a panel discussion investigating how individuals and companies will grapple with returning to work as Washington State moves into later phases of reopening.