Research Project

Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Stage 1 – Market Study and Code Survey

Project Start: October 2016
Project Completion: December 2017
Principal Investigators: Dario Trabucco & Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat | Angela Mejorin, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory (BLWTL) | Ray Nakada, Kuraray

CTBUH received $85,800 in funding from Trosifol to embark on an important research project, examining current, state-of-the-art cyclone-resistant façade technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. In this region, megacities are developing to address the demand for additional residential and office space, which calls for the construction of high-rise buildings.

The study analyzed how existing codes and standards could address cyclone-induced risks through façade technologies. To support this research, a steering committee drove the research and evaluated the results. 


Funding Partner

Steering Committee Members

About the Funding Partner

Trosifol™ – your global partner for laminated safety glass


Trosifol™ – part of the Kuraray Group – is a leading global producer of PVB and ionoplast interlayers for laminated safety glass applications in the architectural, automotive and photovoltaic industries.


The evolution of the Trosifol® & DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) merger over the last two years has resulted in consolidation of the Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® product brands into a single brand: the new Trosifol™.


We at Trosifol™ now offer the world’s broadest portfolio of innovative glass-laminating solutions, including structural and functional interlayers for safety and security applications, sound insulation and UV protection. For decorative applications, we supply colored interlayers, digitally printable films and other innovative products for interior design projects. Our UltraClear films exhibit the lowest Yellowness Index (YID) in the industry.


Trosifol™ is in the perfect position to be your preferred partner for laminated safety glass applications – serving the ever-changing demands of the global glass industry with seven worldwide production sites and five R&D centers.



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