Johannes de Jong

Elevating Studio, Executive Vice President | Singapore, Singapore

Johannes de Jong is Executive Vice President and founder of Elevating Studio vertical transportation consultants. Johannes has had more than 39 years of experience in the elevator industry. His last role was CTO of Major Projects of KONE, one of the largest global elevator companies. Johannes has been involved in the design and execution of many of the highest buildings in the world, and he is considered one of the top experts globally in this field.

In the past, Johannes has worked in several workgroups of the European EN81 code committee. He is also a very active member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), where he has been a member of the Steering Group from 2001-2007, and since 2008 he has been a member of the Advisory Group of the Council. In addition, Johannes is a member of the Height-committee, which is responsible to establish the official building heights of all…

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Regional Committee, Singapore (2018 – Present)

CTBUH Fellow (2014)

Regional Committee, Singapore, Board Member (2017 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (London 2001; Kuala Lumpur 2003; Dubai 2008; Mumbai 2010; Shanghai 2012; London 2013; Shanghai 2014; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (– Present; Middle East 2018)


17 September 2014

2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators; Johannes de Jong, KONE Elevators; and Zbigniew Jerry Piech,...


28 October 2019

Johannes de Jong, Elevating Studio Pte. Ltd.

No building over 200 meters tall has been voluntarily demolished. The 270 Park Avenue building in New York City (1960) will be the first such...


26 October 2015

Steve Gonzalez, Dennis Murphy & Johannes de Jong, KONE

This paper describes how the use of self-climbing elevators, can significantly improve building construction efficiency. The self-climbing elevator uses the building’s hoist-ways while under construction....