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Tony Rofail presents at the 10th International Urban Design Conference

Tony Rofail, a director of Windtech Consultants, presented a talk on the issue of development controls for wind environment impacts at the 10th International Urban Design Conference held last week at the Surfers Paradise Marriott, Gold Coast, Australia. Tony’s key message was the need to adopt appropriate and well defined wind speed criteria based on […]

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Innovative Damper Design for Austin, Texas Tower.

Windtech Consultants has recently overcome a number of design constraints in order to design a liquid damper tank that maximises occupant comfort during high wind events across a broad range of frequencies with less sensitivity to tuning. The bespoke damper design was commissioned for The Independent development which will be one of the tallest all […]

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Advanced Thermal Comfort Modelling for Sustainable Building Design

A common problem for building designers and managers is not achieving the level of thermal comfort in line with expectations.

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Windtech Relocates To A Larger Facility

Windtech Consultants has recently relocated to its new headquarters, which incorporates its third state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, making it one of the largest such facilities in the world.

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Hallets Point, New York

Windtech Consultants provided their wind engineering expertise to two residential towers located at Hallets Point in Queens, New York. The Harlem River is situated to the immediate north and west of the two buildings which also share a podium.

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Pedestrian Microclimate Testing in London

Windtech Consultants recently have been working on the multi-tower development on Nile Street in Shoreditch, London to provide the wind engineering services for the project. Working closely with CBRE, the development consists of numerous buildings, including a main 29 level residential tower located at north-eastern corner of the site. The preliminary client’s concern stemmed from […]

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Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore

Windtech Consultants have developed an in-house reflectivity analysis technique to analyse solar light reflectance associated with the Jewel Changi project, consisting of a glass the biosphere structure at the Changi Airport in Singapore. The technique was developed after a request to provide guidance on the impact of glare from the building façade and solar panels […]

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Marina 106

Wind loads for a super-slim skyscraper Located within the Dubai Marina District, Marina 106 has been skilfully designed by the National Engineering Bureau, to stand 445 metres tall (1,460 ft. 9) with a total of 110-111 floors (107 above ground and 5-6 below ground). Windtech Consultants had the privilege of working with the Gulf General […]

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Wind-Induced Noise from Developments

Wind-induced noise associated with buildings is not only a nuisance for the occupants and neighbours, but can also cost valuable time and money to rectify if not identified early. This issue is something that occurs irrespective of the height of the building. A recent example of this is Beetham Tower located in Manchester, England, which […]

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Cemindo Tower Jakarta

Windtech undertook the wind tunnel study for this 275m high tower in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to its slenderness and regular plan form, cross-wind loads slightly exceeded the predicted along-wind response and earthquake loads. A decision was made to engage Windtech to design and commission tuned liquid dampers with long-term monitoring to monitor the tuning of […]

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