01 September 2013

Case Study: The Bow, Calgary

James Barnes, Foster + Partners; Jonathan Hendricks, Yolles

The Bow is the latest and most ambitious high-rise development in the Canadian city of Calgary. The client’s aim was to create a world-class building...

01 September 2013

Wind Load Combinations Including Torsion for Rectangular Medium-rise Buildings

T. Stathopoulos†, M. Elsharawy, and K. Galal, Concordia University

This paper presents the results of a set of wind tunnel tests carried out to examine wind-induced overall structural loads on rectangular medium-rise buildings. Emphasis...

01 December 2012

Canada Grows Taller

CTBUH Research

Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the...

01 December 2012

Case Study: Absolute World Towers, Mississauga

Bas Lagendijk, MAD Architects; Anthony Pignetti & Sergio Vacilotto, Dominus Construction Group

The CTBUH 2012 "Best Tall Building Americas" award-winning project is the result of a unique public-private partnership and international design competition.

01 December 2012

Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on Modern Tall Buildings

Michael Carter & Roman Stangl, Northern Microclimate

High performance façades have improved internal thermal performance, but increased the conditions for forming ice on building skins. This paper sheds light on the issues,...

19 September 2012

Design of Sustainable Asian Supertall Buildings for Wind

Jon Galsworthy, Duncan Phillips, Peter Irwin & Jiming Xie, RWDI

This paper describes case studies of supertall Asian buildings, focusing on the impacts of wind and other climatic factors on their design. The aerodynamic shape...