03 April 2023

Logistics Automation Using Robotics and AI: Past Novelty, Future Necessity

Sandesh Jagdev & Douglas King

Logistics automation has been part of facilities planning for many decades, but the adoption of autonomous and guided vehicles has mostly been regarded as a...

04 April 2022

Tall Timber Buildings: Innovative Building Design and Damping Considerations

Solomon Tesfamariam, University of British Columbia

The current trend in tall timber building design is a testament to the need for innovative structural systems. In this paper, a new, coupled cross-laminated...

20 September 2021

The Zero-Carbon Hybrid Future of Tall Timber

Craig Applegath, Craig Applegath & Thomas Wu, DIALOG

A patent-pending Hybrid Timber Floor System (HTFS), with a prefabricated composite floor panel, offers significant advantages over traditional building technology. It is capable of clear...

01 March 2020

Modern Skyscrapers in the Late 19th Century

Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Nederlands

Skyscrapers are often seen as a typically American phenomenon. This paper aims at demonstrating that in terms of technology major developments are European and that,...

31 January 2019

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb

Richard Witt & Les Klein, Quadrangle Architects

Toronto’s most significant urbanization occurred in the automobile era, with a typical downtown business core and periphery of low-rise bedroom communities. But population growth, greenbelts,...

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

CTBUH Research

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’...

05 February 2018

Helping Cities Plan High-Rise Growth

David Pontarini, Orson Sedmina, Hariri Pontarini Architects

Two studies, both completed for the City of Toronto, are focused on helping cities navigate the issues associated with high-rise growth. The first, the Downtown...

17 October 2016

One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities

David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects

The City of Toronto is experiencing rapid growth, with the second largest concentration of high-rise buildings under construction in North America, surpassing Chicago and coming...

17 October 2016

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall...

16 October 2016

Debating Tall: Regional Governments for Megacities?

James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Thomas Wright, Regional Plan Association of New York

The 2016 CTBUH Conference, “Cities to Megacities,” explores the phenomenon of already large cities merging together to form megacities, in parallel with many cities and...