CTBUH Silver Member

Jensen Hughes

About

Member Since: 2007

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.jensenhughes.com/

Founded in 1980, JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. is a global company headquartered in Baltimore, MD. As one of the largest fire protection and life safety engineering and consulting firms with offices worldwide, JENSEN HUGHES is able to provide the support and responsiveness that their clients need. Their technical experts stay on the cutting edge of evolving fire and life safety codes and regulations and are able to provide timely and accurate consulting and design services. They remain committed to providing their clients with cost-effective, high quality services that are crucial to the protection of life, property, and the environment.

Fields of Expertise

Fire Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2007

Member Offices

  • Chicago

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

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

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

4

Lotte World Tower

554.5 m / 1,819 ft

5

Shanghai World Financial Center

492 m / 1,614 ft

6

Wuhan Greenland Center

475.6 m / 1,560 ft

7

Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

8

Petronas Twin Tower 1

451.9 m / 1,483 ft

9

Petronas Twin Tower 2

451.9 m / 1,483 ft

10

Zifeng Tower

450 m / 1,476 ft

Awards

U.S. Embassy, London

Award of Excellence: U.S. Embassy, London

Best Tall Building under 100 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Zhong Liu

Zhong Liu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present

Beijing

Jeffrey Harper

Jeffrey Harper

CTBUH Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury, 2021

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

16 September 2014

The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China

As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware...

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Research

17 October 2016

Why Our Façades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires

Several recent noteworthy fires in high-rise buildings have drawn international media attention and highlighted a perceived weakness in tall building design. These fires appear to...

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Global News

23 April 2021

Skydeck at Chicago's Tallest Building Reopens Featuring a New Interactive Museum

EQ Office announced the exciting reopening of Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower to the public on 23 April, 2021 after completing an extensive redevelopment. The...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah

1000 m

3,281 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

3

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

729 m

2,392 ft

4

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

636 m

2,087 ft

5

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai

632 m

2,073 ft

6

Lotte World Tower

Seoul

555 m

1,819 ft

7

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai

492 m

1,614 ft

8

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

476 m

1,560 ft

9

Chengdu Greenland Tower

Chengdu

468 m

1,535 ft

10

R&F Guangdong Building

Tianjin

468 m

1,535 ft

11

Petronas Twin Tower 1

Kuala Lumpur

452 m

1,483 ft

11

Petronas Twin Tower 2

Kuala Lumpur

452 m

1,483 ft

13

Zifeng Tower

Nanjing

450 m

1,476 ft

14

The Exchange 106

Kuala Lumpur

446 m

1,462 ft

15

Willis Tower

Chicago

442 m

1,451 ft

16

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago

423 m

1,389 ft

17

Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai

421 m

1,380 ft

18

Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower

Nanjing

420 m

1,377 ft

19

Two International Finance Centre

Hong Kong

412 m

1,352 ft

20

PIF Tower

Riyadh

385 m

1,263 ft

21

Haitian Center Tower 2

Qingdao

369 m

1,211 ft

22

Bank of China Tower

Hong Kong

367 m

1,205 ft

23

Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Suzhou

358 m

1,175 ft

24

OKO - Residential Tower

Moscow

354 m

1,162 ft

25

Pearl River Tower

Guangzhou

309 m

1,015 ft

26

Cayan Tower

Dubai

306 m

1,005 ft

27

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

27

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel B

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

29

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Nanchang

268 m

879 ft

30

Samsung China Headquarters

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

31

One Bloor Street East

Toronto

257 m

844 ft

32

FKI Tower

Seoul

246 m

805 ft

33

Haitian Center Tower 3

Qingdao

245 m

804 ft

34

Global Harbor North Tower

Shanghai

245 m

804 ft

34

Global Harbor South Tower

Shanghai

245 m

804 ft

36

Vida Residence Downtown Dubai

Dubai

238 m

782 ft

37

OKO - Office Tower

Moscow

225 m

736 ft

38

River Point

Chicago

223 m

732 ft

39

Shanghai Stock Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

215 m

705 ft

40

Haitian Center Tower 1

Qingdao

210 m

689 ft

41

1322 Golden Empire Tower

Manila

203 m

666 ft

42

Oriental Financial Center

Shanghai

199 m

653 ft

43

SOCAR Tower

Baku

196 m

643 ft

44

China Financial Futures Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

195 m

640 ft

45

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 2

Chengdu

173 m

568 ft

46

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 3

Chengdu

166 m

545 ft

47

The Tower at PNC Plaza

Pittsburgh

166 m

544 ft

48

Theatre Park

Toronto

165 m

541 ft

49

3001 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

156 m

512 ft

50

United Nations Secretariat Building

New York City

154 m

506 ft

51

China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

152 m

499 ft

52

Residences at RCMI

Toronto

145 m

477 ft

53

H Hotel W39

New York City

133 m

435 ft

54

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Chicago

132 m

431 ft

55

The Collection

Honolulu

129 m

422 ft

56

Waihonua at Kewalo

Honolulu

127 m

418 ft

57

Three Nationwide Plaza

Columbus

124 m

408 ft

58

Eastern Yards-Building SH-5

London

120 m

392 ft

59

111 Main

Salt Lake City

118 m

387 ft

60

Northwestern Medicine 259 East Erie

Chicago

118 m

385 ft

61

3025 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

110 m

361 ft

62

LINEA

Chicago

106 m

348 ft

63

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Toronto

105 m

345 ft

64

Eastern Yards-Building SH-7

London

104 m

340 ft

65

W Atlanta-Midtown

Atlanta

95 m

310 ft

66

Center for Computing & Data Sciences

Boston

93 m

305 ft

67

Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters

Cambridge

91 m

297 ft

68

Eastern Yards-Building SH-4

London

75 m

246 ft

69

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel

Shanghai

75 m

245 ft

70

Obama Presidential Center

Chicago

72 m

235 ft

71

The John and Frances Angelos Law Center

Baltimore

71 m

231 ft

72

U.S. Embassy, London

London

65 m

214 ft

73

Park Hyatt Hotel & Residences

Toronto

63 m

205 ft

74

BRIC Phase 1

San Diego

53 m

173 ft

75

The University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Chicago

50 m

164 ft

76

Edition Hotel & Residences

West Hollywood

48 m

158 ft

77

GEMS World Academy - Chicago, Lower School

Chicago

47 m

156 ft

78

Canada Court E03 Block G

London

- m

- ft

79

Alto Apartments

London

- m

- ft

80

Canada Court E03 Block A

London

- m

- ft

80

Canada Court E03 Block B

London

- m

- ft

80

Canada Court E03 Block C

London

- m

- ft

83

Canada Court E03 Block D-E-F

London

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

11 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (34%), 25 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (44%), 31 Buildings

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

Total: 73 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 70 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 73 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.

 

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China

As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Ervin Cui, Aon FPE; Simon Lay, AECOM; Fang Li, RJA Group; Alfredo...

21 September 2012 | Shanghai

Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design

The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code...

21 September 2012 | Shanghai

Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings

Within the last two decades, concentrating all or many occupants from many floors of a tall building onto refuge floors during an emergency has become...

05 February 2010 | Mumbai

Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation

This presentation identifies the past code requirements of the International Building Code and the Building Construction and Safety Code for the protection of elevators. These...

05 March 2008 | Dubai

Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou: Fire Protection Strategies for an Energy Efficient High-Rise Building

Fang Li and James Antell, Rolf Jensen & Associates, discussed the 71 stories Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai....

04 March 2008 | Dubai

Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements

Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, Rolf Jensen & Associates, presented the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements developed for Burj Dubai at the CTBUH...

17 October 2016

Why Our Façades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires

Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes

Several recent noteworthy fires in high-rise buildings have drawn international media attention and highlighted a perceived weakness in tall building design. These fires appear to...

17 October 2016

Application of “Big Data” for Intelligent Fire Safety Emergency Operations and Management

Fang Li & Martin Reiss, Jensen Hughes International

High-rise buildings are incredibly complicated structures. Many contain mixed-use programs and/or are located in multi-building complexes. They include large spaces; intricate fire detection, alarm and...

26 October 2015

Risk-Based Approach of Achieving Code Compliance in Tall Buildings: Case Study

John Devlin, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation

This paper is a case study of Nakheel Tower, Dubai, UAE – a proposed 1,000m and 200 plus story tall building – and the risk-based...

16 September 2014

The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China

Fang Li, James Antell & Martin Reiss, RJA Group

As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware...

01 March 2013

Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design

Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA

The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code...

19 September 2012

20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower

James H. Antell, RJA; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

This paper will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts in the recent generation of high rise buildings starting with “early” 1990’s designs in China...

19 September 2012

Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design

Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA

The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code...

10 October 2011

Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings

Kim Clawson, Clawson Consultants; Daniel J. O’Connor, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation

This paper will review the work to-date of the CTBUH Fire Safety Working Group regarding the history, use and applications of various types of refuge...

01 August 2010

International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires

Richard W. Bukowski, RJA

Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total evacuation times. Requirements include...

01 May 2008

Building Façade or Fire Safety Façade?

Daniel J. O’Connor P.E., Schirmer Engineering Corporation

This paper discusses the code provisions and current test standards applicable to perimeter fire barrier systems, which may jeopardize architects’ creative designs in the near...

23 April 2021

Skydeck at Chicago's Tallest Building Reopens Featuring a New Interactive Museum

EQ Office announced the exciting reopening of Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower to the public on 23 April, 2021 after completing an extensive redevelopment. The...

03 February 2021

Airline Reduces Chicago Tower Footprint After Sweeping COVID-19-Related Cuts

United Airlines is shrinking its Willis Tower headquarters, where it has about 30 percent fewer workers than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline today confirmed...

12 January 2021

New Art Installation Revealed at Chicago's Tallest Tower

EQ Office revealed Atmospheric wave wall, a new cultural landmark and the first public art installation in Chicago by globally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson. Prominently...

13 October 2020

Iconic Chicago Tower Bets on the Future of Co-Working

Reports of the demise of co-working during the pandemic are greatly exaggerated, if you ask the owner of Willis Tower. In a bet on the...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

10 July 2020

Shanghai Tower Starts Repairs on Water Leak

Videos surfaced on Monday 6 July, 2020 after tenants from the 9th to the 60th floors of Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, found...

22 November 2019

Construction Stalls on Supertall Development in Wuhan

A subsidiary of China’s largest construction group has suspended work on one of the nation’s tallest skyscrapers after the developer became the latest in a...

23 October 2019

New Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper Set to Open After Government Scrutiny

Malaysia’s next supertall building will be ready to take in tenants in December 2019, its developer said on October 23, 2019, as backers look to...

23 August 2019

Tower M, a 145-Story Skyscraper, is Planned for Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers, may lose its title as Malaysia’s tallest building(s), when The Exchange 106 and Menara PNB 118 are completed in Kuala Lumpur....

28 February 2019

Regulatory Hurdles Cleared for Seoul’s Next Tallest Building

The administrative procedures have been completed to erect what could be the new tallest building in Korea, after Hyundai Motor Group applied for the construction...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Jensen Hughes

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney

29 October 2017

One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

04 April 2017

CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

16–21 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Intelligent Egress Workshop Tackles Tough Fire-Safety Issues

21 September 2016

Co-organized by CTBUH, UTRC (China), and Institute of Public Safety of Tsinghua University, this day-long workshop examined the issues and challenges accompanying ever-taller buildings.

CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor

12 November 2015

The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver+ Sponsor

26–30 October 2015

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.

Ctbuh Leaders At Jensen Hughes

Zhong Liu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present

Zhong Liu

Beijing

Jeffrey Harper

CTBUH Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury, 2021

Jeffrey Harper

Chicago