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Proposals Due May 31 for Two Research Initiatives

10 May 2018, CTBUH News – Submissions for the CTBUH 2018 Research Seed Funding and 2018 Student Research…

2017 Student Research Funding Winner Announced

19 Oct 2017, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the winning entry for the CTBUH Student…

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016…

UL at CTBUH

Proposals Due May 31 for Two Research Initiatives
10 May 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Submissions for the CTBUH 2018 Research Seed Funding and 2018 Student Research Competition, each offering $20,000 in prizes, are due 31 May.
2017 Student Research Funding Winner Announced
19 Oct 2017, Venice – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the winning entry for the CTBUH Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
New CTBUH Research Project on Green Walls / Green Roofs
11 Feb 2016, Venice – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH Research project “Green Living Technologies: What is Missing in the Standards?” has received $ 50,000 in funding from UL Standards.
Fire & Life Safety Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Life Safety Working Group hosted a productive technical workshop at the 2014 Shanghai Conference. Below are some highlights from the meeting.

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Alfredo Ramirez

Alfredo Ramirez

CTBUH Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury, 2019
Northbrook, United States

Mario Goncalves

Mario Goncalves

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Montreal, Canada

Fred Shek

Fred Shek

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2016
Hong Kong, China

CTBUH Resources Involving UL

Grasping Green Requirements & Gaps in Application

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 7B: Greening the Vertical Realm Q&A

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Chair: Liz Westgarth, HASSELL; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Mary Casey, HKA

Balanced Fire Protection in Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories

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Building Performance – Installing and Validating Building Envelope

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories

Balanced Fire Protection in Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories

Videos

Grasping Green Requirements & Gaps in Application
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories
This presentation provided a summary of ongoing CTBUH research into existing green requirements. The research identified existing global green requirements and examined the extent of coverage of each document. Along with documenting the coverage of…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 7B: Greening the Vertical Realm Q&A
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Liz Westgarth, HASSELL; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Mary Casey, HKA
Liz Westgarth, Principal, HASSELL, chairs the question and answer session with Alfredo Ramirez, Codes and Advisory Services Manager, Underwriters Laboratories; Luke Leung, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Mary Casey, Director, Social…
Balanced Fire Protection in Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories
The presentation will focus on fire protection techniques used to establish a balanced fire protection scheme consisting of passive and active components. A history of and overview of Installation Code and product standard requirements used in…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Ervin Cui, Aon FPE; Simon Lay, AECOM; Fang Li, RJA Group; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; and Russ Timpson, Horizonscan.

Papers/Research

Building Performance – Installing and Validating Building Envelope
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories
Curtain walls are an essential component of the building envelope system that protect the building structure, occupants and contents from the adverse effects of weather and the outdoor environment. As architects create new and aesthetically pleasing…
Balanced Fire Protection in Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories
The paper will focus on fire protection techniques used to establish a balanced fire protection scheme consisting of passive and active components. A history of and overview of Installation Code and product standard requirements used in Western…