CTBUH Gold Member

RWDI

About

Member Since: 1986

Member Offices: Guelph, Miami, Milton Keynes, Shanghai, Thiruvananthapuram

RWDI is an international specialty consulting engineering firm that uses a variety of engineering, computing, and scientific capabilities to help designers create comfortable environments and high performance buildings and structures.

As a company dedicated to delivering knowledge-based solutions and strategies to their clients in architecture, engineering, masterplanning and property development, they focus on continuous improvement, state-of-the-art systems and procedures, accountability, and attention to clients that exceeds their expectations.

“Making complicated issues simple” is more than a phrase they use: it is their mission! They aim to be accessible and responsive. Indeed it is their vision to deliver an unrivalled client experience.

Fields of Expertise

Engineering, Other; Environmental Engineering; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

1986

Member Offices

  • Guelph

  • Miami

  • Milton Keynes

  • Shanghai

  • Thiruvananthapuram

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Jeddah Tower

1000 m / 3,281 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

3

Merdeka PNB118

644 m / 2,113 ft

4

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

5

Ping An Finance Center

599.1 m / 1,965 ft

6

Lotte World Tower

554.5 m / 1,819 ft

7

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

8

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

9

CITIC Tower

527.7 m / 1,731 ft

10

TAIPEI 101

508 m / 1,667 ft

Awards

One Thousand Museum

Award of Excellence: One Thousand Museum

Best Tall Building 200-299 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Peter Irwin

Peter Irwin

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2009 – 2012

Toronto

Jon Barratt

Jon Barratt

CTBUH Chapter Chair, 2019 – Present

Vancouver

Anton Davies

Anton Davies

CTBUH Chapter Vice-Chair, 2014 – 2019

Toronto

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

06 November 2014

Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest

Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest...

Research

17 October 2016

Plot 17-18 Project: Tall Building Design in “Moscow City”

Renaissance Construction is one of the common development companies in Russia, planning to build a mixed-use project within Moscow City, a new development area along...

Global News

15 November 2019

Large-Scale Urban Scheme to Rise in Vancouver Neighborhood

The Squamish First Nation has extensive plans to build upon their land in Vancouver. The proposal includes 6,000 units across 11 towers within a 500-acre...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

8 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential, 89 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 140 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

 
 

*Based on 347 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.