01 March 2021

Toward Net-Zero Energy Retrofitting:Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Curtainwalls

Kyoung Hee Kim & Ok-Kyun Im, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

With the rapid urbanization and growing energy use intensity in the built environment, the glazed curtainwall has become ever more important in the architectural practice...

01 March 2021

Comparative Study on the Development Trends of High-rise Buildings Above 200 Meters in China, th

Jiaqi Qu, CTBUH; Zhendong Wang, Tongji University; Peng Du, Texas Tech University,

Since 2006, the number of completed high-rise buildings over 200 meters have increased rapidly. Although there were some short-term cyclical troughs, the overall trend has...

12 January 2021

Tall Buildings in 2020: COVID-19 Contributes To Dip in Year-On-Year Completions

CTBUH Research

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2020, part of the Tall...

12 January 2021

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2020

CTBUH Research

The tall buildings completed in 2020 have pushed the global average height of the 100 tallest buildings to 399 meters. Across the year, 14 buildings...

12 January 2021

Ascending Timber Aspiration in Milwaukee

Tim Gokhman, New Land Enterprises

As developers’ appetites for building tall with mass timber grows, acceptance of the technique is growing among approving authorities, which in turn, allows the height...

23 September 2020

Post-Pandemic HVAC Systems Strategies For High-Rise Office Buildings

Mehdi Jalayerian, Tyler Jensen & Kenneth Griffin, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on building design and strategy will be as revolutionary as the rise of the first skyscraper. COVID-19 and potential...