09 April 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Implications for High-Rise Safety

Erik Harris, Goettsch Partners

This paper studies the ways in which the CBC will affect some basic elements of the schematic floor plan and design for a high-rise office...

09 April 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Implications for Tenant Remodels in High-Rise Buildings

Lori Chandler, Epstein

This paper intends to analyze the application of the new Chicago Building Code (CBC) to a typical tenant remodel of a business occupancy in a...

20 March 2020

Interactive Study on The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

CTBUH Research

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the...

20 March 2020

Tall + Urban Innovation 2020: Dominant Trends

CTBUH Research

Providing a global overview of tall building development, design and construction, the CTBUH Awards Program and related Tall + Urban Innovation Conference annually survey projects,...

19 March 2020

Are Drones Ready for Façade Inspections?

Scott Harrigan, AeroSpect Inc.; Jarrett Huddleston, CANY

After a pedestrian was killed by a piece of falling debris from a 17-story building in New York City in December 2019, city government leaders...

19 March 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Comparison of Prototype Building Designs

John Viise & Matthew Cummins & Alberto Guarise & Daniel Koch, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

This research paper, an abridged version of a white paper produced by the Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH),...