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About Windtech Consultants

WINDTECH Consultants is a company of consulting engineers specializing in the analysis of wind effects on buildings, structures and the environment. Since 1991, the company has been providing wind engineering and related high technology services for over 2,000 major building projects, assisting planners and building design professionals.

The trend to building taller, larger and lighter structures has highlighted the need for specialist services in providing accurate analyses of the effect of winds. This generally results in significant savings in the cost of the facade and the structure in comparison with the use of estimates from wind loading standards.

Analysis techniques developed by WINDTECH Consultants over the past few years place the company at the forefront of its field in the analysis of the effect of wind on the most complex structures.

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Windtech Consultants Connected Global News

Sydney’s ARC by Crown Group’s Serviced Apartments to Open by Mid-October 2018

Sydney’s ARC by Crown Group’s Serviced Apartments to Open by Mid-October 2018

17 Sep 2018, Sydney – A Skye Suites-branded serviced apartment offering is set to open in the new ARC by Crown…

Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights

Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights

11 Jun 2018, Gold Coast – Units in a proposed 298-meter-tall tower in Gold Coast are expected to launch on the…

Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta

Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta

13 Apr 2018, Jakarta – Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s…

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Sydney’s ARC by Crown Group’s Serviced Apartments to Open by Mid-October 2018
17 Sep 2018 – Sydney, Australia
A Skye Suites-branded serviced apartment offering is set to open in the new ARC by Crown Group in central Sydney by mid-October 2018. The building will host will host 73…
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Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights
11 Jun 2018 – Gold Coast, Australia
Units in a proposed 298-meter-tall tower in Gold Coast are expected to launch on the market in July. The $914 million project will include 479 residential units, retail,…
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Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta
13 Apr 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s CBD. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 48-story office tower rises to a height of 219…
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Clarence Street Residential Tower Tops Out in Sydney
12 Mar 2018 – Sydney, Australia
A 25-story residential tower has topped out in Sydney’s CBD. The building features 220 apartments and ground-floor retail outlets. The developer has reportedly sold 95…
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Melbourne Quarter’s First Tower Tops Out
8 Mar 2018 – Melbourne, Australia
The first tower in Lendlease’s Melbourne Quarter development has topped out at 13 stories, two months after the developer was given the green light to develop its third…
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Concrete Work on Dubai’s Palm Tower Passes 80 Percent Mark
12 Feb 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Palm Tower in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah has passed the 80 percent mark in terms of concrete work, with 42 floors complete. The 52-story tower will include a 289-room hotel,…
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Dubai’s Gate Avenue Aims to Lease 90% of Units Before Completion
14 Dec 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate's financial free zone, aims to lease 90 percent of units at its Dh1billion (US$272 million) Gate Avenue retail…
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Japan's Condo Developers Spot Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Urbanization
30 Nov 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
As people around the world are adopting urban lifestyles at an increasing rate, Japanese companies are seeing new opportunities to expand their overseas operations,…
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Leading Investment Firm Takes Space at Melbourne Quarter
13 Oct 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A leading investment firm has leased 9,720 square meters at One Melbourne Quarter, the first of three office buildings at the Melbourne Quarter precinct, which is located…
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New Apartment Tower Rises on Seattle Skyline
9 Oct 2017 – Seattle, United States
The 40-story 970 Denny Way apartment building in downtown Seattle has just made its debut above ground. The tower is set to contain 461 units and over 15,000 square feet…
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Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In
31 Jul 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
Completed in 2016, Oasia Downtown's living wall is blossoming. With 21 varieties of creeping plants, the vertical greenery helps attract biodiversity and supports…
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Demolition Phase on 237-Meter Sydney Residential Tower Now Complete
21 Jul 2017 – Sydney, Australia
An early milestone has been reached on Sydney Greenland Centre, which could become the tallest residential tower in Sydney’s CBD when completed in 2019. Demolition work…
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World Trade Center 3 Tops Out in Jakarta
12 Apr 2017 – Jakarta, Indonesia
World Trade Center 3 has officially topped out. It is the latest development at the prestigious World Trade Center Complex. When complete in early 2018, the tower will…
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Planning Minister Grants Approval for Melbourne Quarter Tower
24 Mar 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
The newly approved Melbourne Quarter Tower will be located at 693 Collins Street, injecting almost 55,000 square meters of office space into the precinct across its 28…
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New Renderings Released for Austin’s Future Tallest Tower
4 Nov 2016 – Austin, United States
A 58-story residential tower, dubbed The Independent, is set to become Austin's tallest building. A series of new renderings offer a more in-depth look at how the…
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Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Granted Approval
12 Sep 2016 – Gold Coast, Australia
With a unanimous vote of approval from Gold Coast councilors, Surfers Paradise will soon be home to a building that will join the club of Australia’s tallest residential…
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Melbourne’s Latest Highly Anticipated Residential Address Receives Approval
25 Aug 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is one step closer to innovative, next-generation living following the planning minister’s approval of Melbourne Quarter’s residential buildings, which are…
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New Name and Height for Gold Coast High-Rise
5 Aug 2016 – Gold Coast, Australia
Forise Holding’s under-construction skyscraper at 3 Trickett Street has undergone a design change and received a new name – Spirit. The building has increased in height,…
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New York City’s 32-Story 300 Ashland Nears Completion
19 Jul 2016 – New York City, United States
The construction of a metal-clad residential tower in Brooklyn is almost finished, with tenants slated to move in by late summer 2016. Called 300 Ashland, the apartment…
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Marina One Tops Out Ahead of Scheduled Completion in Singapore
11 Jul 2016 – Singapore, Singapore
The mixed-use Marina One’s main tower has officially topped out in the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial District, ahead of its anticipated completion date of…
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Gold Coast Tower Hit with Delay after Neighboring Residents’ Win Legal Battle
13 Jun 2016 – Gold Coast, Australia
Surfers Paradise residents won a victory in court against the proposed 295-meter Iluka tower. A court in Brisbane recently ruled in favor of residents in the neighboring…
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Sydney Greenland Centre Sells Sixth Penthouse for $8.2 Million
8 Jun 2016 – Sydney, Australia
In a transaction surpassing $8.2 million, a developer has sold the sixth of its nine penthouse units for the Sydney Greenland Centre. Once complete, the building will be…
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61-Story Melbourne Tower Project Launched
26 May 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The 61-story 88 Melbourne – located at 88 Queensbridge – was officially launched by developers on April 30, 2016, marking its first major foray into the Melbourne market…
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Singapore’s Oasia Downtown Officially Completes After Hotel Opening
18 Apr 2016 – Singapore, Singapore
After nearly four years of construction beginning in 2012, the 27-story Oasia Downtown in Singapore’s central business district (CBD) was officially completed on April 18…
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Distinctive Pinnacle of Brisbane’s Future Tallest Tower Nearly Complete
29 Mar 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
Located in Brisbane's central business district, 1 William Street is a 260-meter commercial office tower that is currently under construction. Recent photos show that its…
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58-Story Tower Breaks Ground in Austin
12 Jan 2016 – Austin, United States
On January 11, developers broke ground on The Independent, a 58-story, 210-meter tower that will reshape Austin's skyline when it opens in about three years at West Third…
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32-Story Mixed-Use Downtown Brooklyn Building Tops Out
12 Jan 2016 – New York City, United States
TEN Arquitectos‘ 286 Ashland Place, a 384-unit, 32-story mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn, has topped out. The building’s 45,148 square feet (4,200 square…
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Construction Contractors Named for the Palm Tower in Dubai
5 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developers announced on October 2 a $223 million contract to build The Palm Tower, a 52-story, five-star hotel and residential building at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The 240…
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285-Meter Gold Coast Development Wins Approval
1 Oct 2015 – Gold Coast, Australia
A China-based conglomerate has won approval for an $850 million high-rise apartment tower to be built at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The 285-meter skyscrpaer will…
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New 88-Story Tower Planned for Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast
17 Jul 2015 – Gold Coast, Australia
A Hong Kong-based developer has taken the next step in its push to build a new $700 Million Surfers Paradise tower by lodging a Development Application with the Gold…
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The Atmosphere Residential Complex in Kolkata Nears Completion
22 Jun 2015 – Kolkata, India
Atmosphere is a high-rise residential development nearing completion in Kolkata, India. Located on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and bordered by wetlands, the 80 unit-…
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High-Rise Developments Proposed for Sliema
10 Jun 2015 – Sliema, Malta
The development of the Sliema skyline is in full swing, with two newly proposed towers set to become Malta’s tallest buildings. A 40-story hotel would take the title of…
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Kolkata’s Future Tallest Residential Skyscraper Formally Launched
3 Jun 2015 – Kolkata, India
A consortium of four builders is set to formally launch Kolkata’s tallest residential tower – a 62-story skyscraper on Chowringhee Road. The building, known as The 42,…
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$4 Billion Malaysian Mega-Casino Breaks Ground in Las Vegas
6 May 2015 – Las Vegas, United States
A $4 billion Chinese-themed resort in Las Vegas broke ground May 5 with heavy fanfare. When it is completed, the 22 million-square-foot (two million-square-meter)…
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The Independent in Austin to be Tallest Condo Tower West of Mississippi
15 Apr 2015 – Austin, United States
A developer has announced plans to build the tallest high-rise in Austin, and the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi. When it is built, The Independent…
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Luxury High-Rise Residences to Replace New York’s American Bible Society Building
4 Feb 2015 – New York City, United States
American Bible Society (ABS) has sold its 12-story headquarters building at 1865 Broadway for $300 million, making way for a proposed 40-story luxury residential…
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London’s Wandsworth Town Center Regeneration Scheme Approved
19 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Wandsworth Council and South Thames College have gained detailed planning for 201 new homes in the heart of the south London regeneration area. The plan includes a 26-…
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Sales Launch for Sydney by Crown
18 Nov 2014 – Sydney, Australia
The Grand Opening of the Sydney by Crown Display Suite was marked with an invitation-only media event. The new AUS $250 million (US $218 million) tower will begin sales…
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Brookfield Multiplex to Deliver Sydney’s Tallest Residential Tower
7 Nov 2014 – Sydney, Australia
Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed as sole contractor to construct the iconic Greenland Centre Residential Tower at 115 Bathurst Street in Sydney’s central business…
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Site Work Begins for Brooklyn’s BAM South Tower
14 May 2014 – New York City, United States
Excavation work has begun for the newest addition to the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, BAM South, a 32-story, mixed-use tower located on a triangular plot of land…
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Resorts World Las Vegas Design Revealed
9 May 2014 – Las Vegas, United States
The Genting Group revealed plans for a multi-phased opening of its Asian-themed hotel/casino project, Resorts World Las Vegas, which they claim will create tens of…
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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Opens Second of Two Identical Towers
17 Mar 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Group officially opened its second hotel tower, the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, which was named Tallest Tower Completed in 2013 by CTBUH. The 355-meter tower…
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Tower Residences Launched on Palm Jumeirah Island
18 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nakheel put 504 luxury units in a 50-story Dubai tower on the market this week. The Palm Tower will include a five-star hotel, viewing platform, and infinity pool, which…
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Rendering of Suburban Skyscraper Unveiled in Melbourne
17 Feb 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
The 114-meter suburban Sovereign Square project, revealed by The Buchan Group, is based on a metro station-adjacent, transit-oriented plan that encourages pedestrians to…
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Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
14 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Twice a year, weather conditions generate a cloud-like fog that settles between the ground and sky, which creates a heavenly vision of the world’s tallest skyscraper tips…
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BAM South Tower Moving Ahead
17 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council has granted permission for the construction of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) South Tower, a 32-story mixed-use building that will house…
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Sydney's Next Tallest Expected to Sell Out
13 Dec 2013 – Sydney, Australia
On its very first weekend of sales, more than $AUS 275 million ($US 245 million) of apartments were sold in the 68-story, 252-meter Greenland Center, leading its…
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Marina Bay Celebrates Official Opening
20 May 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
The Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) celebrated its official opening May 15 in Singapore's central business district. The four-tower mixed-use development, designed by…
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Sydney Greenland Center Planned as Australia's Tallest Residential Tower
18 Mar 2013 – Sydney, Australia
China’s Greenland Group is making a splashy foray into Australia by aiding Brookfield's ailing 70-story, 240-meter residential project at 115 Bathurst Street, Sydney,…
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Gold Coast's Soul High-rise in Receivership
26 Oct 2012 – Gold Coast, Australia
The Soul Tower on the Gold Coast of Australia has been placed into receivership. Pricewaterhouse Coopers were appointed on Thursday as the receivers and managers of the…

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Windtech Consultants at CTBUH

Wind Engineering Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 Sep 2014, Event – Design adaptation in tall buildings was a main theme in the Technical Workshop, "…

Tony Rofail

Tony Rofail

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2017 – Present
Sydney, Australia

Aaron Lefcovitch

Aaron Lefcovitch

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Singapore, Singapore

Niall O'Sullivan

Niall O'Sullivan

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
London, United Kingdom

CTBUH Resources Involving Windtech Consultants

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Winner

Award of Excellence

Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Kevin Peddie, Windtech Consultants

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 08 - Q & A

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Designing for Natural Ventilation in Tall Residential Buildings

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Kevin Peddie & Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants

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Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Kevin Peddie & Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants

Tuned Liquid Dampers for the Economic Design of a Tall Building

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Antonios Rofail, Windtech Consultants Pty. Ltd; Marten Eddy & Dean Genner, Taylor Thomson Whitting

Designing for Natural Ventilation in Tall Residential Buildings

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Kevin Peddie & Antonios Rofail, WINDTECH Consultants Pty Ltd

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Videos

Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kevin Peddie, Windtech Consultants
Consideration of energy efficient design strategies has become one of the primary considerations by leading architectural firms during the conceptual design phases and is an essential element for sustainable design. Architects are realizing that…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 08 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiangdong Du, RWDI; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture; Kevin Peddie, Windtech Consultants; Peter Soddy, Wirth Research; and Ahsan Kareem, University of…
Designing for Natural Ventilation in Tall Residential Buildings
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Kevin Peddie & Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants
This presentation presents the natural ventilation principles that are applicable to tall buildings as well as a number of case studies. These include strategic design options to incorporate natural ventilation at a late stage in the design process…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 21: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Feifei Sun, Tongji University; Peter de Jong, Delft University of Technology; Nicholas Holt, SOM; Harry Poulos, Coffey Geotechnics; Hatice Sozer, Energy Institute, Istanbul Technical University; Kevin
Question & Answers session for Track Session 21.

Papers/Research

Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kevin Peddie & Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants
Consideration of energy efficient design strategies has become one of the primary considerations by leading architectural firms during the conceptual design phases and is an essential element for sustainable design. Architects are realizing that…
Tuned Liquid Dampers for the Economic Design of a Tall Building
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Antonios Rofail, Windtech Consultants Pty. Ltd; Marten Eddy & Dean Genner, Taylor Thomson Whitting
Rasuna Tower is an office and hotel development in Jakarta, Indonesia with 63 above-ground stories and four basements and is 280 meters tall. The lateral resistance is provided mainly by the core walls, with outrigger beams to the perimeter in the…
Designing for Natural Ventilation in Tall Residential Buildings
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Kevin Peddie & Antonios Rofail, WINDTECH Consultants Pty Ltd
Natural Ventilation is an important part of achieving energy efficient design in many climate zones. This issue has surfaced recently with the increased awareness in the community of climate change and of mankind’s impact on the environment.
Developing Habitable Wind Environments
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants Pty Ltd.
This paper first discusses different comfort criteria for the assessment of wind environments and how they relate to field observations. The importance of the inclusion of wind environment studies in the planning process is also discussed.

Windtech Consultants Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 37 Completed18 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 5 Completed1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 5 Years
Most Common Function residential, 23 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 50 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving Windtech Consultants

1   JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1 2012 355 m Dubai
2   JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 2013 355 m Dubai
3   The Index 2010 326 m Dubai
4   Q1 Tower 2005 323 m Gold Coast
5   Kempinski Hotel & Residences 2020 308 m Kuala Lumpur
6   Burj Rafal 2014 308 m Riyadh
7   Spirit 2022 298 m Gold Coast
8   Gama Tower 2016 286 m Jakarta
9   8 Conlay Tower A 2020 277 m Kuala Lumpur
10   Menara Astra 2017 262 m Jakarta
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.