About

Member Since: 2000

Member Offices: Fort Collins

Website: http://www.cppwind.com/

CPP was the first US company to provide wind engineering services to architects and engineers. Their founders helped create the tools and methods that remain the standards of the industry.

Today, CPP is a leading international engineering firm providing consulting services for wind effects on buildings and structures, exhaust dispersion for commercial, academic, and industrial facilities, and air flow in and around buildings.

They thrive on solving engineering challenges for clients and their multidisciplinary approach means they can serve clients in a wide range of fields. Whether you’re a project manager who oversees the development of a solar power plant in the desert or a mechanical engineer designing the ventilation system for a downtown museum, CPP can help you get the job done effectively.

Fields of Expertise

Environmental Engineering; Legal; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2000

Member Offices

  • Fort Collins

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

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

International Commerce Centre

484 m / 1,588 ft

3

Vanke Center

458 m / 1,503 ft

4

Guangzhou International Finance Center

438.6 m / 1,439 ft

5

Stratosphere Tower

350.2 m / 1,149 ft

6

85 Sky Tower

347.5 m / 1,140 ft

7

D1 Tower

277.5 m / 911 ft

8

One Barangaroo

271.3 m / 890 ft

9

Corporate Avenue 2

255.8 m / 839 ft

10

4 Times Square

246.5 m / 809 ft

Awards

UTS Central

Winner: UTS Central

Interior Design Award 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Roy Denoon

Roy Denoon

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Denver

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

20 September 2012

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

This session discussed whether loads, deflections, or accelerations are the controlling criteria in tall building design and also examined different approaches to achieving success in...

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Research

19 September 2012

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

Over recent years a fairly standard approach has developed in optimizing forms of tall, and particularly supertall and megatall, buildings during design to minimize wind...

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Global News

07 January 2021

Rare 160-Meter Skyscraper Coming to Mérida

While in the center and north of Mexico, skyscrapers are a common sight, as in Mexico City and Monterrey, in the southeast there are still...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

2

International Commerce Centre

Hong Kong

484 m

1,588 ft

3

Vanke Center

Chongqing

458 m

1,503 ft

4

Guangzhou International Finance Center

Guangzhou

439 m

1,439 ft

5

Stratosphere Tower

Las Vegas

350 m

1,149 ft

6

85 Sky Tower

Kaohsiung

348 m

1,140 ft

7

520 Fifth Avenue

New York City

280 m

920 ft

8

125 Greenwich Street

New York City

278 m

912 ft

9

D1 Tower

Dubai

278 m

911 ft

10

One Barangaroo

Sydney

271 m

890 ft

11

Corporate Avenue 2

Chongqing

256 m

839 ft

12

4 Times Square

New York City

247 m

809 ft

13

Chifley Tower

Sydney

244 m

801 ft

14

111 Murray Street

New York City

240 m

788 ft

15

50 West

New York City

237 m

779 ft

16

55 Pitt Street

Sydney

232 m

761 ft

17

Time Warner Center North Tower

New York City

228 m

749 ft

17

Time Warner Center South Tower

New York City

228 m

749 ft

19

ARO

New York City

225 m

738 ft

20

Circle on Cavill North Tower

Gold Coast

220 m

720 ft

21

Quay Quarter Tower

Sydney

216 m

709 ft

22

Menara Felda, Platinum Park

Kuala Lumpur

216 m

707 ft

22

Naza Tower 1

Kuala Lumpur

216 m

707 ft

24

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1

Singapore

207 m

679 ft

24

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3

Singapore

207 m

679 ft

26

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2

Singapore

203 m

665 ft

27

8 Phillip Street

Parramatta

199 m

654 ft

28

18 Robinson

Singapore

180 m

591 ft

29

International Towers Sydney Tower 2

Sydney

178 m

584 ft

30

Generali Tower

Milan

177 m

582 ft

31

Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Center 3

Chongqing

175 m

573 ft

32

International Towers Sydney Tower 3

Sydney

169 m

554 ft

33

Torre El Faro I

Buenos Aires

160 m

525 ft

33

Torre El Faro II

Buenos Aires

160 m

525 ft

35

The Sky

Mérida

160 m

525 ft

36

Torre Repsol YPF

Buenos Aires

160 m

525 ft

37

Circle on Cavill South Tower

Gold Coast

158 m

518 ft

38

The EY Centre

Sydney

155 m

509 ft

39

Prism Tower

New York City

145 m

476 ft

40

VIA 57 WEST

New York City

142 m

467 ft

41

Maui I

Rosario

141 m

462 ft

42

8 Chifley

Sydney

141 m

461 ft

43

Bridgestone Americas Tower

Nashville

135 m

444 ft

44

Torres del Yacht I

Buenos Aires

135 m

443 ft

44

Torres del Yacht II

Buenos Aires

135 m

443 ft

46

88 Merivale Street

Brisbane

131 m

428 ft

47

Hilton Surfers Residences Boulevard Tower

Gold Coast

120 m

394 ft

48

One Central Park

Sydney

117 m

384 ft

49

HQ

Abu Dhabi

110 m

361 ft

50

Adina Grand Hotel

Sydney

90 m

295 ft

51

66 Hope Street

Brisbane

87 m

287 ft

52

Lied Place Residences

Lincoln (NE)

77 m

254 ft

53

Terrazas del Yacht Edificio C

Buenos Aires

77 m

252 ft

53

Terrazas del Yacht Edificio D

Buenos Aires

77 m

252 ft

55

Hornsby Westside Gateway Building B

Hornsby

76 m

251 ft

56

DUO West

Sydney

71 m

232 ft

57

DUO East

Sydney

66 m

216 ft

58

UTS Central

Sydney

66 m

215 ft

59

UTS Broadway Building

Sydney

57 m

188 ft

60

Omnia

Sydney

53 m

175 ft

61

Hornsby Westside Gateway Building A

Hornsby

47 m

155 ft

62

LTH Tower

Kuala Lumpur

- m

- ft

63

IQON

Quito

- m

- ft

64

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center

Tysons Corner

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

9 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (38%), 21 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (63%), 33 Buildings

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

Total: 55 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 52 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 55 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.

 

20 September 2012 | Shanghai

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

This session discussed whether loads, deflections, or accelerations are the controlling criteria in tall building design and also examined different approaches to achieving success in...

03 February 2010 | Mumbai

New CTBUH Guidelines for Wind Tunnel Testing of Tall Buildings

Wind tunnel testing is a critical part of the design of tall buildings. This situation has highlighted the need for a guideline that helps the...

03 March 2008 | Dubai

Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings

Roy Denoon, CPP discussed some of the practical aspects of assessing the benefits of incorporating wind turbines, methods of assessing efficiency and optimizing design at...

26 October 2006 | Chicago

Predicting Wind Effects and Performance of the Irregular

Roy Denoon, CPP highlights that while irregular architecture poses challenges for structural engineers in terms of developing structural framing, it can be very advantageous in...

19 September 2012

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

Roy Denoon & Kurt Strobel, CPP; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke

Over recent years a fairly standard approach has developed in optimizing forms of tall, and particularly supertall and megatall, buildings during design to minimize wind...

03 March 2008

Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings

Roy Denoon, Brad Cochran, David Banks & Graeme Wood, Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants

The incorporation of wind turbines into tall buildings is becoming increasingly common, however, there are a number of considerations that should be assessed in determining...

01 March 2006

State of the Art Review of Wind Tunnels and Physical Modelling to Obtain Structural Loads and Cladding Pressures

Leighton Cochran, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

The use of the wind tunnel as a building design tool has become much more commonplace in recent years. Its effective use requires close coordination...

12 September 2005

Wind Engineering for the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower

Daryl W. Boggs & Roy Denoon, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc; Brent Wright, Wright Engineers

A wind tunnel model of the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower was first tested as part of its design in 1991, but this proved to be...

01 June 2002

Early Days of North American Wind Engineering: An Interview with Professor Cermak about Professor Davenport

Leighton Cochran, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

Leighton Cochran interviewed Professor Jack Cermak about Professor Davenport's accomplishments.

01 May 2000

Sources of Torional Wind Loading on Tall Buildings: Lessons From the Wind Tunnel

Daryl W. Boggs, Leighton S. Cochran & Noriaki Hosoya, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

This paper identifies some common sources of torsional loading in terms of building shape, interfering effects of nearby buildings, and dynamic characteristics of the structural...

01 July 1995

Acceleration Indexes for Human Comfort in Tall Buildings - Peak or RMS?

Daryl W. Boggs, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

Traditionally, the effect of vibration on human comfort has been evaluated using the rms value of acceleration. The differences between these two methods are examined,...

01 January 1994

Lessons from Hurricane Andrew

Leighton Cochran & Marc Levitan, CCP

Leighton Cochran & Marc Levitan write about the lessons that can be learned from the 1992 Hurricane Andrew and emergency building.

19 April 1993

Wind Load on Arena Roofs Using Aerodynamic Models

Daryl W. Boggs & Jon A. Peterka, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

This paper illustrates the application to typical arena structures which have been investigated in the author’s wind tunnel laboratory.

13 April 1992

Wind Speeds for Design of Temporary Structures

Daryl W. Boggs & Jon A. Peterka, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

Wind speeds for the design of permanent structures are traditionally specified as a “return period,” or more properly mean recurrence interval, which is the same...

07 January 2021

Rare 160-Meter Skyscraper Coming to Mérida

While in the center and north of Mexico, skyscrapers are a common sight, as in Mexico City and Monterrey, in the southeast there are still...

03 August 2020

Landmark 55-Story Tower Breaks Ground in Parramatta

Sydney-based development company, Coronation Property, officially broke ground on its landmark 55-story mixed-use tower in Parramatta, 8 Phillip Street, on Friday, 31 July 2020. At...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

26 May 2020

One Barangaroo Tops Out in Sydney

Crown Sydney has topped out, reaching the vertical limits of the 272-meter-high hotel resort and residences at One Barangaroo.  After four years of construction, Crown...

18 May 2020

Plans Resubmitted for Sydney CBD Tower

ASX-listed developer Mirvac has resubmitted plans for its AUD$1 billion-(US$652 million-) plus premium office tower at 55 Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD. The Circular...

10 February 2020

High-Rise Hotel Proposed for Sydney’s Darling Harbour

ASX-listed casino operator Crown Resorts has unveiled early images for Sydney's first six-star hotel and its serviced apartments at One Barangaroo, a controversial AU$2.4-billion (US$1.6-billion)...

10 February 2020

High-Rise Hotel Proposed for Sydney’s Darling Harbour

ASX-listed casino operator Crown Resorts has unveiled early images for Sydney's first six-star hotel and its serviced apartments at One Barangaroo, a controversial AU$2.4-billion (US$1.6-billion)...

10 February 2020

High-Rise Hotel Proposed for Sydney’s Darling Harbour

ASX-listed casino operator Crown Resorts has unveiled early images for Sydney's first six-star hotel and its serviced apartments at One Barangaroo, a controversial AU$2.4-billion (US$1.6-billion)...

15 March 2019

Sydney’s One Barangaroo Reaches New Construction Milestones

Following 14 months of construction, the One Barangaroo hotel and casino development stands almost 120 meters above the harbor, with the first level of the...

05 April 2018

Builder Named for Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney

AMP Capital has commenced construction on its Quay Quarter Tower at 50 Bridge Street in Sydney after securing a AU$900 million (US$692 million) investment from...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Cermak Peterka Petersen (CPP), Inc.

CTBUH Malaysia Hosts Seminar: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings

21 February 2019

CTBUH Malaysia hosted a seminar exploring the relationship between the design and planning of high-rise structures with the life and energy of the city that surrounds them.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26–30 October 2015

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 September 2015

The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.

CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Silver Sponsor

03–05 March 2008

The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.

Ctbuh Leaders At CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants

Roy Denoon

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Roy Denoon

Denver