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Remedial Wind Noise Studies

The costs of remedial work to address wind noise issues is often quite high, especially when compared to the cost of engaging Windtech Consultants to undertake a desktop wind-induced noise assessment. Façade elements are a common source of wind noise in buildings. Engaging Windtech Consultants at the outset, before the façade elements are fabricated, can […]

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Outsmarting the Wind – Tony Rofail to present at the 7th Annual Vertical Cities Conference

Windtech’s Principal and Director, Tony Rofail, will present at the 7th Annual Vertical Cities conference, broaching on the topic of “Outsmarting the Wind,” where he will present cost effective strategies to enhance the aerodynamic performance of tall buildings. The presentation will draw on Tony’s depth of experience in research and industry specific expertise having headed […]

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CTBUH Best Tall Building in Asia and Australasia Award CTBUH Urban Habitat Award

Windtech is delighted to have contributed to both finalists from Singapore: Marina One and Oasia Downtown Hotel. These projects are nominated for the Best Tall Building in Asia & Australasia. In addition, Oasia Downtown Hotel is nominated for the Urban Habitat Award.   Windtech supported Singapore’s Marina One project (pictured above) from the early design […]

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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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CTBUH 2017 Session Spotlight

CTBUH 2017 Session Spotlight Ground Plane Environmental Considerations In addition to the study of the impact of new developments on environmental wind conditions at street level, Windtech Consultants also provides detailed analysis of the potential impact of solar reflectance from the building facade. This includes both the specular reflectance of visible light and thermal reflectance. The […]

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2017 Property Council of Australia Awards

Windtech are proud to be have provided the wind engineering and other services for all categories that involve tall buildings: Australian Development of the Year (5 Martin Place Sydney by Dexus/CBus) Best Office Development (5 Martin Place Sydney by Dexus/CBus) Best Residential Development (Era Chatswood by Mirvac) Best Mixed-Use Development (Pacific Bondi Beach by Rebel Property Group/Capit.el […]

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Better Apartments Design Standards are now in effect in Victoria

As of March 2017, all new apartments developed in Victoria must meet the newly introduced Better Apartments Design Standards. These policy guidelines will influence the design of apartment development in Melbourne for years to come.     A key objective of the new standards is energy efficiency for all dwellings. New developments must reduce fossil […]

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How to Avoid Getting Burnt by Buildings

Neighbours of new developments and local government authorities are becoming increasingly aware of the potential impacts of solar reflectivity, whether in terms of visible light or thermal reflectance. To prevent such risks, Windtech Consultants carries out assessments of both visible light and thermal reflectance to predict and mitigate these effects before they happen. Two of […]

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Wind Uplift of Paver Pedestal Systems

In recent times, the installation of paver pedestal systems for outdoor areas of building developments has increased in popularity. The noted advantages include, water damage prevention (reduced membrane deterioration) and reduced heat conductivity to the area below. Designers have assumed in the past that the net pressures on these pavers would tend to equalise due […]

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