24 May 2022

Hybrid Timber Tower, Toronto: Achieving 105 Stories & Long Spans Via Steel Cables and Cages

The Hybrid Timber Floor System (HTFS) designed for this project uses post-tensioning cables and steel cages encased in a concrete band and recessed into a...

23 May 2022

Using a Perforated Hollow Steel Beam to Build Up Timber Hybrid Fire-Rated Slim Floors

Life-cycle analyses have shown that glulam mass-timber beams can be less sustainable than a hybrid flat-slab system in high-rise applications. The presentation discusses an optimized...

07 April 2021

The Future of Workspaces: Caroline Robbie, Andrea Hall, and Karla Cruz Ruelas of BDP Quadrangle

How did open concept work spaces with common areas adapt during the pandemic? What is the future of office spaces in high rise buildings? Most...

31 October 2019

Mass Timber and the City

Karim Khalifa, Director of Buildings Innovation at Sidewalk Labs, speaks at the 2019 CTBUH International Congress in Chicago on 31 October 2019.

22 October 2018

Polycentric vs. Monocentric: The Future of Vertical Urbanism?

Numerous cities are now developing along polycentric lines, with several urban “nodes” focused around tall building clusters that often compete for commerce, attention and investment...

31 May 2018

Improving Steel Connections for Better Safety and Economy

The design of structural steel connections is one area where innovative manufacturing techniques can better facilitate the design and fabrication of heavily loaded connections in...

30 October 2017

Urban Policy Towards Tall Buildings Globally: The Architect’s Perspective

Tall buildings have an important role in defining the character of the City and they help reduce urban sprawl. However, when a building rises above...

19 October 2016

Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings

Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: "Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings" Using four...

18 October 2016

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

This presentation was intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled "The Space Between," which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall...

18 October 2016

One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues. The City...