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.

CTBUH India Presents: Post-Pandemic Urban Design

27 Apr 2020, Online Event

The CTBUH India Chapter hosts its first online event, which addresses post-pandemic urban design. Speakers investigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the city of Mumbai, including addressing development as it impacts urban slums.

CTBUH Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members

22 Apr 2020

Scott Duncan, Partner, SOM and Shonn Mills, Global Director—High-Rise, Ramboll Group have joined the CTBUH Board of Trustees, the organization’s highest-level decision-making body.

CTBUH Florida Presents: A Virtual Panel on Resilience in South Florida

16 Apr 2020, Online Event

CTBUH Florida hosts a virtual panel, which features experts addressing resilience in South Florida.

Tallest 20 in 2020 – Then and Now

8 Apr 2020

In 2012, CTBUH published a research paper titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall – The Projected World’s Tallest 20 Skyscrapers in the Year 2020. The CTBUH Research and Editorial teams reviewed the projections we made in 2012, the assumptions that guided them, and the roller-coaster reality of what has come hence.

Council Releases CTBUH Journal 2020, Issue II

30 Mar 2020

In this issue, review the dominant trends behind the 2020 Award of Excellence Winners, learn how the tall building industry is preparing for the new future of unmanned flying vehicles, and more!

CTBUH Canada FLC: Fire Dynamics in Timber Structures

18 Mar 2020, Toronto

The CTBUH Canada Future Leaders Committee is excited to announce its next event - a presentation on Fire Dynamics in Large Open Timber Structures given by Professor John Gales from York

CTBUH Chicago Presents: A Panel Discussion on Chicago Building Code Modernization

18 Feb 2020, Chicago

The CTBUH Chicago Chapter held for a panel discussion focused on the latest Chicago Building Code Modernization as it relates to high-rise building design.

CTBUH Scandinavia Future Leaders Committee Presents: Tall Timber: The Sustainable High Rise

13 Feb 2020, Stockholm

The CTBUH Scandinavia Future Leaders Committee presents an engaging presentation on the newest, state-of-the-art tall timber buildings, and the innovations that have made them possible.

Council Releases CTBUH Journal 2020, Issue I

10 Feb 2020, Chicago

This issue features the 2019 Year in Review, showing how 2019 was another record year for supertall buildings. Check out the Tall Building 2020 Predictions, a case study on Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, and more.

CTBUH New York Chapter Happy Hour

30 Jan 2020, New York City

The CTBUH New York Chapter kicks off 2020 with the first event of the year.

CTBUH Canada Presents: Vancouver High-Rise Design: Where We've Been & Where We're Going

30 Jan 2020, Vancouver

CTBUH Canada in Vancouver presents renowned local architect James Cheng, as he reviews the city's tall building history and provides his thoughts on the future of area high-rise design.

CTBUH Scandinavia and UK Chapters Present: Scandinavia Invades London

28 Jan 2020, London

The CTBUH Scandinavia and UK Chapters join for a special event, featuring both local and international speakers including CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts.

CTBUH Chicago FLC Office Tour Series: Gensler

23 Jan 2020, Chicago

Join the CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee for a tour of Gensler's downtown Chicago office space! The afternoon event will feature a short presentation on Gensler's current work.

CTBUH Releases Tall Building Predictions for 2020

22 Jan 2020

The combined brains of the CTBUH editorial and database staff boldly predict what might happen across the global skyscraper industry in 2020.

Wind Tunnel Tour with CTBUH Scandinavia FLC

16 Jan 2020, Copenhagen

This event explores how wind tunnel experiments are carried out in practice on a wind tunnel tour at Svend Ole Hansen ApS.