Duncan Phillips

Working Group: MEP

RWDI, Principal | Ontario, Canada


Duncan Phillips is the Global Practice Area Leader for Building Performance, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Ventilation at RWDI. In that role, he is involved in RWDI’s development of new tools and processes to analyze and reduce the adverse impacts of stack effect. Phillips has been involved in analyzing buildings under design, and has conducted measurement campaigns in all climates, in buildings of all heights, including supertall buildings. Project locations include Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dubai, London, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Edmonton and Los Angeles.

CTBUH Designated Expert


Working Group: MEP (2018 – Present)

MEP Systems Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Australia 2017; Middle East 2018)


20 September 2012

Design of Sustainable Asian Supertall Buildings for Wind

This presentation examined a number of Asian supertall buildings as case studies, focusing on the impacts of wind and other climatic factors on their design....


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21 June 2019

Will CFD ever Replace Wind Tunnels for Building Wind Simulations?

Duncan A. Phillips & Michael J. Soligo

The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is becoming an increasingly popular means to model wind flows in and around buildings. The first published application...


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