Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving CPP

400 Park Avenue South

400 Park Avenue South, New York City

400 Park Avenue South offers residents unobstructed of the Manhattan skyline, as its height required a special zoning review when constructed.

8 Chifley

8 Chifley, Sydney

This iconic tower pioneers the vertical village concept in Australia – delivering a flexible platform designed to support its tenants every need.

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

Originally completed in 1992, Chifley Tower underwent an overhaul of its key building systems and services to deliver vastly improved performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.

Guangzhou IFC

Guangzhou IFC, Guangzhou

Guangzhou IFC is a landmark tower which defines the emerging international strength of China’s third city and serves as a landmark for Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town’s main axis.

International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 929,000-square meter Marina Bay Sands is conceived as not just a mere building project, but as a city microcosm rooted in Singapore’s culture, climate, and contemporary life.

One Central Park

One Central Park, Sydney

A 116 meter residential tower that features "vertical gardens" along its outer facade, and a cantilevered section including a heliostat to provide light to the parkland below.

The EY Centre

The EY Centre, Sydney

The EY Centre’s striking timber and glass closed-cavity-façade, and its innovative smart-building technology, distinguish this 38-story office building in the Sydney skyline.

VIA 57 WEST

VIA 57 WEST, New York City

West57 is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise development that includes over 24,000 sq. ft. of landscaped outdoor space.

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About CPP

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.

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CPP at CTBUH

CTBUH Malaysia Hosts Seminar: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings

21 Feb 2019, Event Report – CTBUH Malaysia hosted a seminar exploring the relationship between the design and…

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26-30 Oct 2015, Conference Sponsor – After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many…

CPP at CTBUH

CTBUH Malaysia Hosts Seminar: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings
21 Feb 2019, Kuala Lumpur – Event Report
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 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
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 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
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 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
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
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.

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Roy Denoon

Roy Denoon

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
Denver, United States

Dejiang Chen

Dejiang Chen

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Denver, United States

Matt Glanville

Matt Glanville

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2017
Sydney, Australia

CTBUH Resources Involving CPP

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Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Roy Denoon, CPP

New CTBUH Guidelines for Wind Tunnel Testing of Tall Buildings

3 Feb 2010 – CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
Peter Irwin, RWDI ; Graeme Wood, CPP

Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings

3 Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Roy Denoon, Brad Cochran, David Banks & Graeme Wood, CPP

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Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Roy Denoon & Kurt Strobel, CPP; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke

Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings

Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Roy Denoon, Brad Cochran, David Banks & Graeme Wood, Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants

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

Mar 2006 – Architectural Science Review March 2006
Leighton Cochran, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

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Videos

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Roy Denoon, CPP
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 diverse global locations. Many long-standing wind engineering…
New CTBUH Guidelines for Wind Tunnel Testing of Tall Buildings
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Peter Irwin, RWDI ; Graeme Wood, CPP
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 non-specialist to gain an understanding of the impacts of wind on tall buildings, the methods used in wind…
Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Roy Denoon, Brad Cochran, David Banks & Graeme Wood, CPP
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 the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The incorporation of wind turbines into…
Predicting Wind Effects and Performance of the Irregular
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Roy Denoon, CPP
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 reducing wind loads and responses at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference in…

Papers/Research

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; 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 effects. This paper examines the current typical recommendations for the wind…
Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; 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 the long-term environmental benefits of these incorporations.
State of the Art Review of Wind Tunnels and Physical Modelling to Obtain Structural Loads and Cladding Pressures
Mar 2006 – Architectural Science Review March 2006; 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 between the architect, the structural engineer and the wind engineer, with the architect…
Wind Engineering for the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower
Sep 2005 – 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering 2005; 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 only the beginning of a long series of modifications and additions that warranted additional wind-engineering investigations…
Early Days of North American Wind Engineering: An Interview with Professor Cermak about Professor Davenport
Jun 2002 – AGD Symposium Canada 2002; Leighton Cochran, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.
Leighton Cochran interviewed Professor Jack Cermak about Professor Davenport's accomplishments.
Sources of Torional Wind Loading on Tall Buildings: Lessons From the Wind Tunnel
May 2000 – Structures Congress & Exposition Philadelphia 2000 ; 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 frame.
Acceleration Indexes for Human Comfort in Tall Buildings - Peak or RMS?
Jul 1995 – CTBUH Monograph 1995; 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, and the importance of making a rational selection of the appropriate motion index…
Lessons from Hurricane Andrew
Jan 1994 – Architectural Science Review Volume 37; 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.
Wind Load on Arena Roofs Using Aerodynamic Models
Apr 1993 – Structures Congress Irvine CA 1993; 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.
Wind Speeds for Design of Temporary Structures
Apr 1992 – 10th ASCE Structures Congress 1992; 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 as, or greater than, the assumed life of the structure. No such tradition or guidelines…
Validation of the Aerodynamic Model Method
Jan 1992 – Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 1992; Daryl W. Boggs, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.
The principles of aeroelastic and aerodynamic models are distinguished, and aeroelastic magnification is identified as a possible source of unacceptable error in the latter type of model. Results of new test show that the reduced velocity, in…

CPP Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 22 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 8 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 13 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving CPP

The building list and facts show buildings involving CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants, Cermak Peterka Petersen (CPP), Inc.