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Brisbane’s 443 Queen Street Receives Approval Amid Controversy

Brisbane’s 443 Queen Street Receives Approval Amid Controversy

23 Mar 2016, Brisbane – Brisbane's 443 Queen Street was approved by the city council in December 2015, and will…

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CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall…

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings

24 Nov 2016, Event Report – CTBUH Brisbane held their 2016 Summer Seminar in conjunction with the ASCE. The…

University of Queensland at CTBUH

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings
24 Nov 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Brisbane held their 2016 Summer Seminar in conjunction with the ASCE. The topic of discussion was "Design of Tall Buildings."
Should Fire Safety Limit Timber Building Height?
24 Jul 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
The Brisbane Committee held the 3rd of its Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminars with José L. Torero presenting on “Should Fire Safety Limit Timber Building Height?”
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 2
Jun 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 2 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Mar 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Fire & Safety Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Safety Working Group met in Shanghai to discuss progress on several on-going initiatives and recent studies.

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José Torero

José Torero

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
College Park, United States

Robert Foster

Robert Foster

CTBUH Working Group: Tall Timber, 2017 – Present
Brisbane, Australia

CTBUH Resources Involving University of Queensland

Interview: Robert Foster

30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Robert Foster, The University of Queensland

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion

1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh

Overview of the Benefits of Structural Fire Engineering

Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2
Allan Jowsey & Peter Scott, AkzoNobel; Jose Torero, University of Queensland

The Subtropical Residential Tower: Investigating Sustainable Practices in Tall Buildings

Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV
Rosemary Kennedy, Centre for Subtropical Design; Shane Thompson, Shane Thompson Architects

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Papers/Research

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh
Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This paper discusses the role…
Overview of the Benefits of Structural Fire Engineering
Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2; Allan Jowsey & Peter Scott, AkzoNobel; Jose Torero, University of Queensland
The field of structural fire engineering has evolved within the construction industry, driven largely by the acceptance of performance-based or goal-based design. This evolution has brought two disciplines very close together - that of structural…
The Subtropical Residential Tower: Investigating Sustainable Practices in Tall Buildings
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Rosemary Kennedy, Centre for Subtropical Design; Shane Thompson, Shane Thompson Architects
This article discusses how outcomes of the charrette take their cue from the city’s subtropical climate and demonstrate how high-density high-rise living can be attractive, affordable and sustainable through positive engagement with the subtropical…
To Live High or Low: Case Study of Singapore Public Housing Residents
Oct 2003 – CTBUH 2003 Kuala Lumpur Conference; Belinda Yuen, Steve Appold & Kwee Lanny Kurnianingrum, The National University of Singapore; Anthony Yeh, University of Hong Kong; George Earl, University of Queensland; John Ting, Private Architect
The intent of this paper is to discuss the empirically derived research on Singapore residents’ perceptions of building height and their reactions to supertall living. More specifically, it will seek to address: Do residents prefer high or low floor…