TORONTO – On 25 July, the CTBUH Canada “Future Leaders” Committee (FLC) held its inaugural event at the University of Toronto. This social event welcomed over 50 attendees interested in learning about the Council and the “Future Leaders” Committee initiative.
The event kicked off with brief conversation among the attendees. Anton Davies, Founding Partner, RWDI, opened with a presentation introducing the Council’s role and diverse programming and activities. Davies discussed many of the Council’s exciting initiatives, including Working Groups and Research Publications, as well as highlighting the upcoming 2018 Middle East Conference.
Brenda McCabe, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, presented next. McCabe serves as the Director for the University of Toronto’s Building Tall Research Center and discussed the Center’s new Building Tall initiative. She discussed the mission of the Center, which is to highlight and promote tall building research through a multidisciplinary perspective. The Center plans to host an annual showcase, bringing together experts in the field of tall building research.
The presentations concluded with a brief presentation by CTBUH Canada “Future Leaders” Committee Chair Phillip Quach, Structural Design Engineer, RJC Engineers. Quach emphasized the mission of the committees, which is to serve as an incubator for the next generation of CTBUH leaders. The CTBUH Canada FLC will work alongside the CTBUH Canada Chapter to plan events and shape the future of the Council.
The presentations concluded with a networking reception during which attendees enjoyed refreshments while interacting with some building models used in the RWDI wind tunnels. The models, brought by Davies, served as catalysts for great conversation.
The event fostered an engaged dialogue among the emerging professionals, resulting in meaningful professional connections and potential initiatives for the future. For more information or to get involved in the CTBUH “Future Leaders” Committees, please contact [email protected].