Research Project

Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Stage 2 – Current Problems and Existing Solutions

Project Start: January 2018
Project Completion: December 2018
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 $116,200 in funding from Trosifol to embark on Stage 2 of the successful research project “Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region.” Stage 1 of the research investigated current, state-of-the-art cyclone-resistant façade technologies requirements in 12 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. Stage 2 of this research will dive into the specific problems with cyclone glazing, through the analysis of the effectiveness of solutions for existing projects and buildings. In order to identify the most optimal strategies used in the construction of cyclone-resistant structures, this stage of the research will examine specific case studies in four cyclone-prone jurisdictions.


Funding Partner

Research Output

Cyclone-Resistant Façades

Price: $30

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About the Funding Partner

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