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 Connected Global News

A 33-Story

A 33-Story "Urban Tree Farm" Tower Planned to Develop in Quito

12 Oct 2018, Quito – A design team has released plans for a 33-story residential building in Quito, Ecuador…

Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney

Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney

13 Nov 2017, Sydney – A planning application has been lodged for a second engineered timber office building at…

New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes

New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes

23 Aug 2017, New York City – More apartments are being made available at affordable prices in VIA 57 West in…

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A 33-Story "Urban Tree Farm" Tower Planned to Develop in Quito
12 Oct 2018 – Quito, Ecuador
A design team has released plans for a 33-story residential building in Quito, Ecuador. The project features a twisted modular structure, allowing each floor to support…
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Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney
13 Nov 2017 – Sydney, Australia
A planning application has been lodged for a second engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The development is proposed as a "sister building" to…
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New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes
23 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
More apartments are being made available at affordable prices in VIA 57 West in New York. Nicknamed the “courtscraper,” the residential tower will host apartments that…
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New Renderings Show Changes to 125 Greenwich Street Tower
31 Jul 2017 – New York City, United States
Plans for 125 Greenwich Street, the latest addition to Downtown’s condominium tower boom, are undergoing design and height changes after real estate developer departs…
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Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Adds New Light and Water Show
1 Jun 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
In June, Marina Bay Sands will launch “Spectra,” a new entertainment experience featuring a state-of-the-art light and water show. The free-to-public outdoor show is to…
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New York’s 50 West Street Completes
14 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident occupancy. The building now has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and owners are…
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New Details Emerge as Construction on 125 Greenwich Reaches Ground Level
4 Jan 2017 – New York City, United States
After months of site preparation and foundation work, New York City’s next monumental skyscraper has reached street level and is now set to rocket skyward. Simply known…
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Tower Trio Completes at Barangaroo South Complex in Sydney
8 Dec 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The last of the three International Towers at the Barangaroo South complex in Sydney has been completed. This completion marks the first significant part of the master…
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Sydney’s 200 George Street Tower is Now Open
27 Jun 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The 155-meter 200 George Street has officially completed and opened to the public. Because of its combination of highly efficient and sustainable services, the building…
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Builder Appointed for Sydney’s 18-Story DUO
2 Jun 2016 – Sydney, Australia
A builder has been awarded a USD$210 million contract to build DUO – the fifth stage of the USD$1.5 billion master planned Central Park precinct. The 18-story structure…
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University of Technology Sydney Proposes Undulating High-Rise
20 May 2016 – Sydney, Australia
A proposal by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to replace an existing building at UTS’ campus in Ultimo has gone on exhibition for community consultation. Under…
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Crown Sydney Hotel Receives Approval after Design Changes
5 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes…
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New York’s Via 57 West set to Open in March
25 Feb 2016 – New York City, United States
Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and developed by the Durst Organization, is preparing to welcome its…
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Planning Group Recommends Design Changes for Crown Resorts Casino Tower in Barangaroo, Sydney
10 Feb 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has recommended trimming the podium of the Wilkinson Eyre-designed Crown Resorts Casino tower at Barangaroo to…
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New York’s 125 Greenwich to House 275 Condos
21 Jan 2016 – New York City, United States
The soaring condominium at 125 Greenwich Street, developed by Michael Shvo, Bizzi & Partners, and New Valley, will house 275 units – nearly 150 more than early renderings…
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50-Story Naza Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur
11 Nov 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Naza Group has launched its 50-story Naza Tower headquarters at KLCC's Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. The Grade A…
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Topping-Out Ceremony Held at 200 George Street in Sydney
11 Sep 2015 – Sydney, Australia
The joint owners of 200 George Street held a topping-out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structural works for their landmark office building in Sydney’s…
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New Designs Revealed for 125 Greenwich Street in New York City
15 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Architects have released updated renderings for 125 Greenwich Street, which is expected to be the tallest residential building south of 57th street. The tower is expected…
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Renzo Piano to Design Next Big Residential Project in Sydney's Barangaroo South
6 Mar 2015 – Sydney, Australia
Sydney’s Barangaroo South will soon see its own Renzo Piano creation, with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect announced as the designer for the precinct’s next stage of…
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CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014
7 Nov 2014 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded One Central Park, Sydney, Australia, the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 13th Annual CTBUH…
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The Durst Organization Tops-Out Bjarke Ingels’ 137-Meter West57
7 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has topped out construction on 625 West 57th Street (West57). A final bucket of structural cement was hoisted to the top of the 450-foot (137-meter…
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New York Superslim 125 Greenwich Street to Stand 413 Meters
2 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Designs have been uncovered for 125 Greenwich Street, which will stand 1,356 feet (413 meters) tall. The tower, much like 432 Park Avenue, will be very slim, soaring 77…
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Crown Sydney Architect Favors Taller Towers
22 Jul 2014 – Sydney, Australia
The award-winning architect designing James Packer’s AUS $2 billion (US $1.9 billion) Barangaroo casino resort believes Sydney’s skyline would benefit from allowing the…
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Bjarke Ingels' Hudson River Pyramid Growing on New York's 57th Street
25 Jun 2014 – New York City, United States
The so-called “courtscraper“—a marriage of the European courtyard block and the American skyscraper—by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is rapidly rising on New York City‘s…
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Renderings Revealed for JAHN’s 50 West Street in New York
30 May 2014 – New York City, United States
New renderings of the Time Equities-developed residential tower at 50 West Street have been revealed, as excavation for the project gets underway. According to permits…
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Hong Kong Top-Floor Towers Fetch Double the Manhattan Rents
6 Mar 2014 – Hong Kong, China
Premium office space is found at the topmost floors of skyscrapers across the globe, with Hong Kong in the lead, where the highest floor space goes for more than twice…
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31-Story Vertical Garden Sprouts in Sydney
30 Jan 2014 – Sydney, Australia
Patric Blanc, whose vertical gardens have garnered worldwide acclaim, has planted his most expansive garden yet at One Central Park, Sydney, where plants climb from the…
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Time Warner Plans New Development in Hudson Yards
17 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Just ten years after the completion of Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, Time Warner Inc. plans to move its headquarters to burgeoning Hudson Yards. The…
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World’s Tallest Vertical Garden to Grow in Sri Lanka
10 Dec 2013 – Kotte, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will be the next nation to vie for the title of the “world’s tallest plant-covered building,” if the Clearpoint Residencies by Milroy Perera and Maga…
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RSH+P Completes Cross-Braced Building in Sydney CBD
1 Nov 2013 – Sydney, Australia
London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed a 34-story office tower in Sydney with criss-crossing red braces on its sides and an elevated terrace cutting…
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First KONE UltraRope Installation at Marina Bay
2 Oct 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
KONE has announced the first customer installation of its new, lightweight and durable UltraRope elevator hoisting technology at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore…
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Vinoly-flavored Rumors Surface for 22 Thames Street
29 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
International architect Raphael Viñoly is rumored to have designed the latest Fisher Brothers project: a skyscraper to replace the former American Stock Exchange…
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Crown Hotel Sydney Announces Design Winner
16 May 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won the bid to design the new Crown Hotel in Sydney as part of a larger $6 billion Barangaroo Redevelopment Master Plan. The organic design…
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Barangaroo's Crown Hotel Competition Heats Up
9 May 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Three internationally recognized firms are competing to design a multi-billion dollar resort hotel tower at Barangaroo South on Sydney's harbor foreshore. The shortlist…
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Sydney Skyscraper Competition Enlists Top Architects
21 Feb 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Four world-renowned designers have been shortlisted to create a design for the Crown Sydney resort tower in Barangaroo which is as iconic as the Syndey Opera House. The…
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BIG's W57 Tower Approved
20 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council has granted final approval to the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed West 57th Tower in Manhattan. After disputing the affordable housing options in…
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Heliostats Make Progress in Australia
13 Feb 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Engineering Source looks at the increasingly popular use of heliostats in tall building design in a recent feature article. Heliostats, which are mirrored devices used to…
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Window Washing in New York
31 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
The latest issue of The New Yorker features an article about the challenges of washing windows in New York City. The article, "Life at the Top," reports that modern…

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CPP at CTBUH

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…

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 Sep 2015, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of…

CPP at CTBUH

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
Fort Collins, United States

Matt Glanville

Matt Glanville

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2017
Sydney, Australia

CTBUH Resources Involving CPP

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 9 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.