Dennis Poon

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Vice Chairman | New York City, United States

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Dennis Poon is a Vice Chairman at Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., an 800+ person, privately held structural engineering firm. Throughout his 35+ years experience he has been responsible for the design and construction of high-rise offices, hotels, airports, arenas and residential buildings throughout the US and abroad. He has expertise in the application of state-of-the-art engineering technologies for building analysis, design, construction and project management, including project delivery strategies.

Mr. Poon is the structural design principal of some of the tallest buildings including the 700+m tall Suzhou Zhongnan Center in Suzhou, China, the 600m tall Ping An International Finance Center in Shenzhen, China, the 638m tall Signature Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, the 636m tall Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China, and the 632m tall Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China.

Other notable projects include…

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CTBUH Roles

Chapter Treasurer, New York City (2015 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; New York 2015; China 2016)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2012; London 2013; 2016; Middle East 2018)

Innovation Conference, Session Chair, Shenzhen (2019)

Videos

17 October 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, answer questions at the...

Research

17 October 2016

Guoyong Fu, Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu & Zheng Gui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti

The Evergrande International Financial Center, located in Binhu New Area CBD in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, consists of one iconic108-story, 518m tall tower, one single...

Research

17 October 2016

Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti

As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global influence, emerging markets seek to develop salient markers of success and hope....