About

Member Since: 2009

Member Offices: Dallas

CDC is a world leader in design and consulting services for state-of-the-art building envelope systems. Founded in 1973, CDC operates as a 100% Employee-owned and operated organization.

As a professional services firm, they provide design and engineering for some of the most well-known façade cladding manufacturers in the world, providing design support for established and tested systems, creating new systems, and assisting in development of innovative new approaches to cladding execution.

The quality distinction that CDC provides to clients is a product of their experienced staff and their dedication to excellence in their respective specialty.

Fields of Expertise

Cost Consulting; Engineering, Other; Façade Design / Engineering; Legal; Structural Engineering; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2009

Member Offices

  • Dallas

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

601 m / 1,972 ft

2

St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

3

311 South Wacker Drive

292.9 m / 961 ft

4

NEMA Chicago

273.1 m / 896 ft

5

181 Fremont

246.9 m / 810 ft

6

Chapultepec Uno R-509

240.5 m / 789 ft

7

609 Main at Texas

230.1 m / 755 ft

8

River Point

223 m / 732 ft

9

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

222.5 m / 730 ft

10

1144 Fifteenth

183.6 m / 602 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

11 October 2011

Solar Reflectivity Studies

This presentation includes a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer simulation that tracks specular solar reflection. Graphical display of light intensity patterns can guide designers to...

Research

01 February 2015

When Buildings Attack Their Neighbors: Strategies for Protecting Against “Death Rays”

Some recent high-profile skyscraper designs that employ extensive exterior glass paneling have generated solar reflectivity, causing negative outcomes, such as melting plastic car parts and...

Global News

30 April 2019

Two Towers Progress onto Chicago’s Iconic Skyline

Vista Tower reached its final height on April 26 2019, when construction workers poured concrete to form the Chicago skyscraper’s 101st and final floor. That...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

8 Years

Most Common Function*

Office, 9 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 10 Buildings

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

 
 

*Based on 20 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.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.