20 September 2021

Net-Zero Tall by 2030?

Lester Partridge, LCI Consultants; Christopher Drew, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Via the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration, cities such as New York, Tokyo, and Paris have committed to ensuring new...

17 September 2021

Sustainable Tall Building Design Exemplars

Will Miranda & Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

Some 97 cities worldwide, including most of the world’s megacities with a population of 10 million or more, have signed onto the C40 Cities Climate...

17 September 2021

Emissions-Reduction Strategies

The construction sector accounts for 39 percent of all global emissions, but to avoid catastrophic climate-related disasters, these emissions must be reduced significantly, with many...

17 September 2021

Meet the CTBUH: Future Timber City Steering Committee Chair

The Council published an interview with Jeff Spiritos, Steering Committee Chair, Future Timber City research project and Principal, Spiritos Properties LLC.

29 June 2021

Practical Experience with Full-scale Performance Verification of Dynamic Vibration Absorbers installed in Tall

J.S. Love & B. Morava, Motioneering Inc.,

Dynamic vibration absorbers (DVAs) in the form of tuned sloshing dampers (TSDs) and tuned mass dampers (TMDs) are commonly used to reduce the wind-induced motion...

29 June 2021

Performance of Adaptive TMD for Tall Building Damping

Felix Weber, Maurer Switzerland GmbH; Fatih Yalniz, WSP USA; Deniz Kerner & Peter Huber, Maurer SE

This research investigates the potential of Adaptive TMDs for tall building damping. The Adaptive TMD under consideration is based on real-time controlled hydraulic dampers generating...