Melissa Burton

New York City, United States


Dr. Melissa Burton joined BMT Fluid Mechanics in 2011 as Regional Manager for the Americas. She is a wind engineering expert with recognized contributions in the effects of wind-induced vibration on occupant comfort.

Her previous over ten years’ experience in the field involved working as principal engineer or technical expert for the wind engineering studies on hundreds of international projects. She has extensive experience in wind tunnel testing and computational numerical analysis, investigating wind issues such as wind loading and dynamic response for high-rise buildings, stadiums, and long-span roof structures.

She is an accomplished advisor on microclimate strategies and helps to provide early identification of design issues which may lead to adverse microclimate response. Her technical expertise in microclimate assessment ranges from wind comfort, dispersion analysis, external and…

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Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2012)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (New York 2015)


20 September 2012


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Track 13: Urban Issues Q & A

Track 13 panelists including: James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2 Architecture; and Jonathan Ward, NBBJ take questions from delegates.


01 March 2015


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Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort

M. D. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

A team of researchers and practitioners were recently assembled to prepare a monograph on “Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability”. This monograph presents...