Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About University of Toronto Building Tall Research Centre

The mission of the University of Toronto Building Tall Research Centre is to cluster, highlight, and promote research related to tall buildings from multidisciplinary technical perspectives. These areas include but are not limited to building science, construction, environment, geomechanics, materials, resilience, structures, sustainability, and water resources.

From the perspective of the industry, regulatory bodies, and the community at large, the Centre provides a go-to place for designers, consultants, developers, builders, and policy-makers. Community leaders, social housing groups, condominium owners, and office workers could access the latest research on retrofitting buildings or indoor air quality in high rises.

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CTBUH Canada Hosts

CTBUH Canada Hosts "Future Leaders" Committee Inaugural Event

25 Jul 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Canada "Future Leaders" Committee held its inaugural event. Following a…

The GTA, a Region in Transition

The GTA, a Region in Transition

25 Sep 2013, Event Report – Keynote speakers and authors of the Strategic Regional Research report, Iain Dobson…

CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting

CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting

2 May 2013, Event Report – The first event organized by the newly formed CTBUH Canada Chapter was held at the…

Brenda McCabe

Brenda McCabe

CTBUH Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, 2018 – Present
Toronto, Canada

CTBUH Resources Involving University of Toronto Building Tall Research Centre

Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean & Tibor Kokai, Read Jones Christoffersen; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto

Novel Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica Dynamics

Papers/Research

Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean & Tibor Kokai, Read Jones Christoffersen; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto
A slender tower in downtown Toronto was identified early on in the design process as having wind dynamic motion issues and additional structural damping was required. The developer’s mandate for this project was to maximize sellable space and…
Novel Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica Dynamics
As high-rise buildings become taller and more slender, dynamic behavior becomes a critical design consideration. Wind loads cause large vibrations which can be perceived by building occupants, while severe earthquakes can cause building damage.…