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University of Nottingham at CTBUH

Resurgence of the Skyscraper City Student Design Competition

27 Oct 2015, Event Report – The final rankings in the CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design…

Does London Need Tall Buildings?

7 Oct 2015, Event Report – The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a successful panel discussion posing the question "Does…

Philip Oldfield Gives Talk on Rethinking the Tall Building

20 Feb 2015, Event Report – Dr. Philip Oldfield delivered a presentation on "Rethinking the Tall Building:…

University of Nottingham at CTBUH

Resurgence of the Skyscraper City Student Design Competition
27 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
The final rankings in the CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition, sponsored by Plaza Construction, were decided at the 2015 New York Conference.
Does London Need Tall Buildings?
7 Oct 2015, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a successful panel discussion posing the question "Does London need tall buildings?" at Grimshaw's Clerkenwell studio.
Philip Oldfield Gives Talk on Rethinking the Tall Building
20 Feb 2015, Chicago – Event Report
Dr. Philip Oldfield delivered a presentation on "Rethinking the Tall Building: Opportunities in the 21st Century Metropolis" as part of the ongoing IIT Cloud Talk series.
Executive Director Visits University of Nottingham
Dec 2012, Nottingham – Tour Report
The University of Nottingham welcomed Executive Director Antony Wood to meet the students, view their latest work and to discuss the development of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.
CTBUH Accredits University of Nottingham 2011 Masters Course
19 Jul 2011, Nottingham – Event Report
The University of Nottingham welcomed CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood as part of the annual CTBUH accreditation of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.
CTBUH Accredits New Masters in Tall Buildings Course at the UoN
Jun 2010, Nottingham – Event Report
The CTBUH have accredited the newly established 'Masters in Sustainable Tall Buildings' architectural course at the University of Nottingham.
CTBUH to Play Accreditation Role in New Nottingham Masters Course
Jan 2010, Nottingham – Event Report
The course, coordinated by Philip Oldfield and David Nicholson-Cole at the University of Nottingham, explores the sustainable design of tall buildings.

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Brian Ford

Brian Ford

CTBUH Annual Conference, Speaker, 2008
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Timothy Heath

Timothy Heath

CTBUH Annual Conference, Speaker, 2012
Nottingham, United Kingdom

David Nicholson-Cole

David Nicholson-Cole

CTBUH Academic Collaborator, 2009 – Present
Nottingham, United Kingdom

CTBUH Resources Involving University of Nottingham

Rethinking the Tall Building: Opportunities in the 21st Century Metropolis

20 Feb 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham

Embodied Carbon and High-Rise

21 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham

Vertical Farm: A High-Rise Solution to Feeding the City?

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Timothy Heath, University of Nottingham

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Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales

Vertical Public Realms: Creating Urban Spaces in the Sky

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Dr. Yuri Hadi, Leicester School of Architecture; Professor Tim Heath & Dr. Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham

Embodied Carbon and High-Rise

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham

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Videos

Rethinking the Tall Building: Opportunities in the 21st Century Metropolis
20 Feb 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
Philip Oldfield, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Nottingham University, presents at a joint CTBUH/IIT Cloud Talk in Crown Hall on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. His presentation covered the opportunities to make tall buildings…
Embodied Carbon and High-Rise
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This presentation examines the significance of embodied energy and carbon in tall buildings. It presents the life-cycle carbon analysis (including both operational and embodied emissions) of a 40-story building in London, UK and concludes by…
Vertical Farm: A High-Rise Solution to Feeding the City?
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Timothy Heath, University of Nottingham
This presentation draws upon cross-disciplinary research to outline the opportunity and to examine and analyze the challenges between the theoretical concepts and practical delivery, which includes technologies, operations, social acceptance and…
The PassiveHaus Skyscraper: Opportunities And Challenges For 'PassivHaus' Thinking In Tall Building Design
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
'PassivHaus' refers to a building standard focused on creating comfortable interior environments with reduced space conditioning requirements. However, there are still very few built examples of PassivHaus skyscrapers. With this in mind, the…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 16: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Kyung Wook Seo, Kyonggi University; Robert Mankin & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ ; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Paul DeSantis, Principal & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Michael Wiener, Gensler
Question & Answers session for Track Session 16.
The Carbon Impact of Tall: Embodied Energy in High Rise
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
Much of the current emphasis on the sustainable design of tall buildings is focused on reducing their day-to-day operating energy, with little consideration given to the energy/carbon expended through the buildings’ materials and components and…
Natural Ventilation of Tall Buildings – Options and Limitations
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Etheridge and Brian Ford, University of Nottingham
Brian Ford from the University of Nottingham presented the basic principles and strategic options for natural ventilation of tall buildings, and referred to prominent examples which have adopted a 'mixed mode' approach at the CTBUH 8th World Congress…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV dia Venezia; Antony Wood, Illinois Institute of Technology
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham/Illinois Institute of Technology presented the the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America in the late 19th century to the present day at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in…

Papers/Research

Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales
Energy consumption in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been rising over the last four decades. The residential building sector alone accounts for more than 50% of all delivered energy consumption, and half of this is attributed to the use…
Vertical Public Realms: Creating Urban Spaces in the Sky
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dr. Yuri Hadi, Leicester School of Architecture; Professor Tim Heath & Dr. Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
The resurgence of the ‘Streets in the Sky’ concept is driving the recent transformation of social and public spaces in vertical cities, with Asia leading the way. The Pinnacle@Duxton in Singapore claims to succeed in this latest development through…
Embodied Carbon and High-Rise
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper examines the significance of embodied energy and carbon in tall buildings. It presents the life-cycle carbon analysis (including both operational and embodied emissions) of a 40 storey building in London, UK. The results demonstrate that…
Vertical Farm: A High-Rise Solution to Feeding the City?
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Timothy Heath, Yan Zhu & Yiming Shao, University of Nottingham
The 21st century has seen explosive growth in global population, shortage of urban land use, rapid urbanization and increasing problems associated with food security. One of many solutions to these challenges could be the emergence vertical farming.…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: An Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High-Rise Buildings.
Sep 2009 – 2009 The Journal of Architecture; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Whilst there have been numerous categorisations of high-rise buildings according to their function, architectural style, height or structural strategy, historically little work has been undertaken to classify them based on factors affecting their…
Natural Ventilation of Tall Buildings – Options and Limitations
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David W Etheridge & Brian Ford, University of Nottingham
This paper explores the basic principles and strategic options for natural ventilation of tall buildings, and refers to prominent examples which have adopted a "mixed mode" approach. The prospect of purely naturally ventilated tall buildings is…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: A Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High Rise Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper aims to rectify this by examining the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America in the late 19th century to the present day. In doing so, it categorises tall buildings into five chronological ‘generations…
Learning through Collaboration: an Industry / School of Architecture Partnership
Apr 2007 – The Journal of the Centre for Education in the Built Environment 2007 Volume 4; Antony Wood & Darran Oxley, University of Nottingham
In the academic year 2003/04 a collaborative industry/university project to design an exhibition stand was conducted between the Institute of Architecture at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham-based Canal Engineering.
Demystifying Construction; Technology in Architectural Education
Jun 2006 – Journal of Architectural Engineering & Design Management 2006 Volume 2 ; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Construction is often seen, among both students and staff at schools of architecture, as a distinct subject taught separately from design. This paper presents an alternative approach to the teaching of construction in schools of architecture.
Culture and Personality: The right place and face for Tall Buildings
Dec 2005 – Taylor & Francis Conference 2005; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. This paper presents alternative visions for tall building design.
Mixed-Use High Rise in the UK: An Urban Renaissance?
Dec 2005 – 6th International Conference on Tall Buildings, Hong Kong 2005; Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director
In many cities around the world, inner-city living is seen as a vital factor in the success of an urban centre. In recent decades in the UK, however, British cities have seen a migration of inhabitants away from the city to the suburban periphery.
The Shortfall of Tall: The Rise of an Environmental Consciousness in Tall Building Design
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
This presentation will outline the development of this environmental consciousness in high-rise architecture, including some of the experimental work undertaken by the presenter in conjunction with design-research students.
Bridging the gap: An analysis of proposed evacuation links at height in the World Trade Centre design competition entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH New York 7th World Congress 2005; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper analyses the skybridge links of the numerous re-design proposals for the World Trade Centre Towers, with the aim of establishing their advantages and how they could be incorporated into tall building design in the future.
Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper proposes to analyse in detail the skybridge links of the WTC replacement designs – impact on evacuation, structure, façade, tower operation etc – with the aim of establishing the advantages of such linkages, and how these could be…
The Skybridge as an Evacuation Option for Tall Buildings in High-Rise Cities in the Far East
Oct 2005 – Journal of Applied Fire Science Vol 13 Issue II; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dean McGrail, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
Consequent to the World Trade Center (WTC) tragedy, research into the safety of tall buildings has been concentrated almost exclusively on the improvement of structural systems, fire proofing, and vertical evacuation systems. While this work is vital…
New Paradigms in High Rise Design
10 Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. Opinion on their contribution to the urban agenda is usually clearly divided; strongly for, or strongly against. Since September 11th and the World Trade…
New Paradigms in High Rise Design
Aug 2004 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2004; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. By relating this to recent tall buildings internationally, the paper concludes by suggesting new paradigms for high rise design.
Immediate action in providing fire safety in cities with dense highrise buildings; The Possibility of Incorporating Skybridges
Jul 2004 – Shenyang-Hong Kong Joint Symposium on ‘Healthy Building in Urban Environments' 2004; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Dean McGrail, WSP Fire Engineering; Wan-Ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity
This paper, in reviewing fire safety provisions and fire safety engineering approaches in the context of Hong Kong, proposes the 'skybridge' concept as a way of providing immediate action in the consideration of adequate egress paths.
"Pavements in the Sky": Use of the Skybridge in Tall Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Improved safety in tall buildings has become a major issue. The high level ‘skybridge’ – an old idea – is one solution which could be applied to both new and existing buildings and enrich our cities.
Strategies for Increasing Student Numbers in Architectural Design Studio
Apr 2003 – CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, April 2003; Antony Wood, Swinal Samant, Paola Sassi & Adam Sharr, University of Nottingham
This paper considers the impact of increasing student numbers and decreasing resources on the teaching of design in schools of architecture. The provenance of these changes is considered and merits of studio based learning are discussed.
Demystifying Construction; A Case Study of Construction Teaching in the UK
Apr 2003 – CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, April 2003; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Construction is often seen, amongst both students and staff at Schools of Architecture, as a distinct subject taught separately from design. It is often delivered by lectures, divorced from design studio and relying heavily on published sources. Even…