CTBUH Gold Member

Rider Levett Bucknall

About

Member Since: 2013

Member Offices: Beijing, Chengdu, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Macau, Phoenix, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi’an

Website: http://www.rlb.com

RLB is an independent global construction and property consultancy providing management and advice throughout the built environment.

We are committed to creating value for our clients, achieving commercial certainty, project and programme success and optimised assets to projects across the world. We do this through our extensive expertise in cost management and quantity surveying, project and programme management, asset advisory and specialist consultancy.

Throughout our long history, our 4000 people, working across 40 countries, have made a difference to our clients by combining fresh perspectives with sector expertise. Together, we’re creating a better tomorrow through flawless execution today.

Fields of Expertise

Cost Consulting; Project Management; Surveying

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2013

Member Offices

  • Beijing

  • Chengdu

  • Dubai

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • Macau

  • Phoenix

  • Seoul

  • Shanghai

  • Sydney

  • Tianjin

  • Wuhan

  • Xi’an

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

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

2

Ping An Finance Center

599.1 m / 1,965 ft

3

Lotte World Tower

554.5 m / 1,819 ft

4

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

5

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

6

Wuhan CTF Finance Center

475 m / 1,558 ft

7

Two International Finance Centre

412 m / 1,352 ft

8

Guangxi China Resources Tower

402.7 m / 1,321 ft

9

Shun Hing Square

384 m / 1,260 ft

10

Eton Place Dalian Tower 1

383.2 m / 1,257 ft

Awards

EDEN

Award of Excellence: EDEN

Best Tall Building 100-199 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Stephen Y.F. Lai

Stephen Y.F. Lai

CTBUH Chapter Treasurer, 2017 – Present

Hong Kong

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

18 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of...

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Research

01 December 2017

Sustainable Design and Its Cost: Case Study of Nanning China Resources Tower

Sustainability is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. Thus, it is apparent that more sustainable initiatives are incorporated in a building design...

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Global News

12 March 2021

Plans in for 336 Build-to-Rent Apartments in Sheffield

Godwin Developments has submitted plans for a 23-story, 336 build-to-rent apartments in Sheffield The Meridian proposes the creation of one, two, and three-bedroom modern open-plan...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

729 m

2,392 ft

2

Ping An Finance Center

Shenzhen

660 m

2,165 ft

3

Wuhan CTF Finance Center

Wuhan

648 m

2,126 ft

4

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai

632 m

2,073 ft

5

Ping An Finance Center

Shenzhen

599 m

1,965 ft

6

Lotte World Tower

Seoul

555 m

1,819 ft

7

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou

530 m

1,739 ft

8

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin

530 m

1,739 ft

9

Pertamina Tower

Jakarta

523 m

1,716 ft

10

Wuhan CTF Finance Center

Wuhan

475 m

1,558 ft

11

Nanning China Resources Tower

Nanning

445 m

1,460 ft

12

Two International Finance Centre

Hong Kong

412 m

1,352 ft

13

Guangxi China Resources Tower

Nanning

403 m

1,321 ft

14

Shun Hing Square

Shenzhen

384 m

1,260 ft

15

Eton Place Dalian Tower 1

Dalian

383 m

1,257 ft

16

Central Plaza

Hong Kong

374 m

1,227 ft

17

Bank of China Tower

Hong Kong

367 m

1,205 ft

18

Raffles City Chongqing T3N

Chongqing

355 m

1,163 ft

19

Raffles City Chongqing T4N

Chongqing

355 m

1,163 ft

20

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tower A

Chengdu

333 m

1,093 ft

21

Fortune Center

Guangzhou

309 m

1,015 ft

22

Burj Rafal

Riyadh

308 m

1,010 ft

23

One Island East

Hong Kong

298 m

978 ft

24

Cheung Kong Centre

Hong Kong

283 m

928 ft

25

Boulevard Point

Dubai

280 m

918 ft

26

Eton Place Dalian Tower 2

Dalian

280 m

917 ft

27

Republic Plaza

Singapore

276 m

906 ft

28

Shanghai SK Group Tower

Shanghai

275 m

902 ft

29

Victoria Dockside

Hong Kong

273 m

894 ft

30

66 Tower 1

Shanghai

262 m

859 ft

30

66 Tower 2

Shanghai

262 m

859 ft

32

Guangdong Telecom Plaza

Guangzhou

260 m

853 ft

33

The Masterpiece

Hong Kong

257 m

843 ft

34

CITIC Ruibo Tower 1

Shanghai

256 m

840 ft

35

Raffles City Chongqing T5

Chongqing

256 m

839 ft

36

Raffles City Chongqing T2

Chongqing

256 m

839 ft

37

Raffles City Chongqing T4S

Chongqing

256 m

839 ft

38

Raffles City Chongqing T3S

Chongqing

256 m

839 ft

39

Langham Place Office Tower

Hong Kong

255 m

837 ft

40

Center 66 Office 1

Wuxi

250 m

820 ft

41

Ningbo New World Plaza 1

Ningbo

250 m

819 ft

42

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Shenzhen

246 m

806 ft

43

Chifley Tower

Sydney

244 m

801 ft

44

CITIC Ruibo Tower 2

Shanghai

238 m

781 ft

45

Sydney Greenland Centre

Sydney

237 m

776 ft

46

Tianjin International Trade Tower 1

Tianjin

235 m

771 ft

47

Palm Tower

Dubai

232 m

760 ft

48

Kingtown International Center

Nanjing

231 m

759 ft

49

Frasers Tower

Singapore

231 m

757 ft

50

One Taikoo Place

Hong Kong

229 m

750 ft

51

Raffles City Chongqing T1

Chongqing

229 m

750 ft

51

Raffles City Chongqing T6

Chongqing

229 m

750 ft

53

Center 66 Office 3

Wuxi

225 m

738 ft

54

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tower B

Chengdu

224 m

733 ft

55

Optical Valley New World Center A

Wuhan

222 m

729 ft

56

China Merchants Tower

Shenzhen

211 m

692 ft

57

435 Bourke Street

Melbourne

210 m

690 ft

58

Xiamen Eton Center North Tower

Xiamen

210 m

689 ft

59

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1

Singapore

207 m

679 ft

59

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3

Singapore

207 m

679 ft

61

Vietcombank Tower

Ho Chi Minh City

206 m

676 ft

62

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2

Singapore

203 m

665 ft

63

Center 66 Office 2

Wuxi

200 m

656 ft

64

Wuhan CTF Finance Center Residential Tower 1

Wuhan

196 m

644 ft

64

Wuhan CTF Finance Center Residential Tower 2

Wuhan

196 m

644 ft

66

Grand Hyatt Dalian

Dalian

195 m

641 ft

67

Oasia Hotel Downtown

Singapore

191 m

626 ft

68

8 Corporate Avenue

Chongqing

180 m

591 ft

69

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters

Hong Kong

179 m

587 ft

70

Manhattan @ Upper West Side

Melbourne

170 m

558 ft

71

The Palazzo

Hong Kong

166 m

545 ft

72

Tianjin International Trade Tower 3

Tianjin

165 m

542 ft

73

Tianjin International Trade Tower 2

Tianjin

165 m

542 ft

74

One Peking Road

Hong Kong

160 m

525 ft

75

Optical Valley New World Center B

Wuhan

158 m

518 ft

76

Optical Valley New World Hotel

Wuhan

157 m

514 ft

77

Hotel Panorama by Rhombus

Hong Kong

156 m

512 ft

78

Echelon Tower 1

Singapore

155 m

509 ft

78

Echelon Tower 2

Singapore

155 m

509 ft

80

7 Corporate Avenue

Chongqing

155 m

508 ft

81

Wesley Place

Melbourne

154 m

504 ft

82

Chevron House

Singapore

152 m

497 ft

83

Collins Arch

Melbourne

148 m

486 ft

84

Venetian Macau Hotel Tower

Macau

148 m

485 ft

85

Eton Place Dalian Tower 3

Dalian

147 m

482 ft

85

Eton Place Dalian Tower 4

Dalian

147 m

482 ft

85

Eton Place Dalian Tower 5

Dalian

147 m

482 ft

88

6 Corporate Avenue

Chongqing

121 m

396 ft

89

Boulevard Vue

Singapore

116 m

381 ft

90

The Luna

Hong Kong

116 m

380 ft

91

Le Nouvel Ardmore

Singapore

112 m

367 ft

92

Upper West Side Tower 4 (Midtown)

Melbourne

111 m

364 ft

93

EDEN

Singapore

105 m

343 ft

94

Deloitte Center

Auckland

96 m

316 ft

95

PARKROYAL on Pickering

Singapore

89 m

292 ft

96

PARKROYAL on Pickering Office Building

Singapore

89 m

292 ft

97

171 Collins Street

Melbourne

86 m

283 ft

98

Royal Elizabeth

Melbourne

76 m

248 ft

99

Vermilion

London

75 m

246 ft

100

The Miller

Sydney

74 m

243 ft

101

Philamlife Center

Cebu

71 m

234 ft

102

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Hong Kong

71 m

234 ft

103

UniSA Cancer Research Institute

Adelaide

71 m

232 ft

104

700 Bourke Street

Melbourne

70 m

231 ft

105

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard

Singapore

68 m

223 ft

106

One East Melbourne

Melbourne

63 m

207 ft

107

Tower Centre

Auckland

63 m

207 ft

108

The Tembusu Block 107

Singapore

59 m

194 ft

108

The Tembusu Block 107 A-B

Singapore

59 m

194 ft

108

The Tembusu Block 107 C-D

Singapore

59 m

194 ft

111

Altitude Residential Tower

Adelaide

58 m

190 ft

112

Chiswick Curve

London

- m

- ft

113

The Meridian

Sheffield

- m

- ft

114

Admiral Serebryakov Embankment Tower 1

Novorossiysk

- m

- ft

115

Admiral Serebryakov Embankment Tower 2

Novorossiysk

- m

- ft

116

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Tower 1

Moscow

- m

- ft

116

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Tower 2

Moscow

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

8 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (39%), 38 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (48%), 43 Buildings

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

Total: 98 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 90 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 98 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.

 

Designated Experts

Kenneth Kwan

Ctbuh Leaders At Rider Levett Bucknall

CTBUH Chapter Treasurer, 2017 – Present

Stephen Y.F. Lai

Managing Director, Rider Levett Bucknall

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of...

18 October 2016 | Hong Kong

Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Developers of...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

Cost Planning and Control of Tall Buildings: The Case of Ping An Finance Center

For tall buildings to be financially viable, effective cost planning and control of construction costs is essential in determining project feasibility. As demonstrated in the...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center...

01 December 2017

Sustainable Design and Its Cost: Case Study of Nanning China Resources Tower

Stephen Y. F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited

Sustainability is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. Thus, it is apparent that more sustainable initiatives are incorporated in a building design...

17 October 2016

Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings

Stephen Lai & Wei Qing Wang, Rider Levett Bucknall

Developers of super high-rise buildings in China often engage international designers for preliminary and schematic design, while Local Design Institutes in China are responsible for...

16 September 2014

Cost Planning and Control

Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.

This chapter looks at the major cost drivers of tall buildings such as the overall design planning, foundation and substructure, structure, façade, architectural works, interior...

18 November 2020

Supertall Tower Opens in Nanning

Opening ceremonies were held 2 November 2020 for the Nanning China Resources Center Tower, developed by CR Land and designed by Goettsch Partners (GP). At...

08 September 2020

Sixty-Eight Story Sydney Tower Tops Out

Greenland Australia is one step closer to unveiling its latest contribution to the evolving Sydney skyline, following a "topping out" ceremony at the company’s landmark...

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...

15 June 2020

Charter Hall Nears Completion at 35-Story Office Building in Melbourne

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Charter Hall's AU$1.5 billion Wesley Place precinct after the restoration of the neo-gothic Wesley Church...

23 January 2020

Melbourne Skyscraper Approved Under New Zoning Regulations

Cbus Property has won approval from Victorian state planners for an AU$1-billion- (US$6.8-million-) plus office tower that will reach 49-stories in Melbourne’s CBD. Dubbed 435...

16 October 2019

Melbourne to Add New Skyscraper

The highly-anticipated new addition to the Melbourne skyline, 435 Bourke Street, has undergone a significant design iteration process to ensure it meets council compliance and...

20 August 2019

Structural Work on The Nakheel Palm Tower Has Been Completed

Dubai’s Palm Tower, situated at the center of the “trunk” of the Palm Jumeirah, was visited in the wake of a recent announcement by the...

28 March 2019

Luxury Hotel Anchors Victoria Dockside Redevelopment in Hong Kong

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has completed the Rosewood Hotel in Hong Kong. The Rosewood Tower anchors the redeveloped Victoria Dockside, Hong Kong’s new creative...

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...

21 February 2019

New Supertall Tops Out in Nanning

One of the world’s tallest new skyscrapers is taking shape in the regional capital of Nanning in Southern China, where a 403-meter (1,322-foot) crystalline tower...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Rider Levett Bucknall

Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers Workshop

29 October 2017

The day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates gathered for the Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers 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.

Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

27 March 2017

CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.

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.