About

Member Since: 1980

Member Offices: London (ON)

As a leader in wind engineering for the past 40 years, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory has worked with engineers, architects and developers from all over the globe. Since its inception in 1965, the Laboratory has worked on over one thousand projects.

Their mission is to develop innovative solutions to complex wind engineering problems while maintaining the highest standards in research, education, and engineering applications.

They have developed many of, what are now, wind engineering's standard methods, such as the force balance measurement of loads on tall buildings. They have assisted in the design of some of the world's tallest buildings and structures, the world's longest bridges, and roofs of unusual construction and form.

Fields of Expertise

Engineering, Other; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

1980

Member Offices

  • London (ON)

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

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

3

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

601 m / 1,972 ft

4

Shanghai World Financial Center

492 m / 1,614 ft

5

Willis Tower

442.1 m / 1,451 ft

6

Jin Mao Tower

420.5 m / 1,380 ft

7

Shun Hing Square

384 m / 1,260 ft

8

Central Plaza

373.9 m / 1,227 ft

9

Bank of China Tower

367.4 m / 1,205 ft

10

Bank of America Tower

365.8 m / 1,200 ft

Awards

Ctbuh Leaders

Alan Davenport

Alan Davenport

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1985 – 1992

London (ON)

Building Completions Timeline

 

Research

26 February 2001

New CTBUH Monograph on Building Motion, Perception and Mitigation

This paper provides an overview of the new Monograph which deals with motions experienced by tall buildings and their impact on design. Of various types...

Global News

29 July 2019

Elevator Malfunctions Continue in Chicago Skyscraper

A group of people on floor 96 of the former John Hancock Center in Chicago became entrapped on their elevator to the ground floor over...

Global News

18 July 2019

Transformation of Chicago’s Willis Tower Begins with New Art-Filled Lobby

EQ Office, the US office portfolio company owned by Blackstone, has reopened Willis Tower’s Wacker Drive lobby, featuring a new, one-of-a-kind art installation created by...

Associated companies

Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

20 Years

Most Common Function*

Office, 24 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 21 Buildings

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

 
 

*Based on 48 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.