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Finishing Touches Being Added to Tallest Tower in Williamsburg

Williamsburg officially has a new tallest tower. The construction of Ten Grand Street also known as 260 Kent Avenue is visibly complete, with its impressive crystalline façade and two-legged structure proudly forming the first part of the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory site. This mega project comprises a six-acre site which until now had […]

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Outdoor Thermal Comfort: How CFD can Extend the Usability of Outdoor Spaces

Extending the usability of outdoor spaces throughout the seasons is an essential consideration in any well-designed project. This is the case now more than ever as usable outdoor space promotes active and healthy lifestyles, improves the viability of outdoor businesses (i.e. restaurants) and improves the overall experience of users. The use of outdoor spaces for […]

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Windtech Consultants first to implement the 2019 Hong Kong Code of Practice

Hong Kong Buildings Department has published a new wind code on 30 September 2019 – the Code of Practice on Wind Effects in Hong Kong 2019 (COP-HK:2019), includes the following new features: –          Calculation of torsional and across-wind forces –          Load combination factors –          Consideration of sheltering effects –          Wind directionality factors –          Additional guidance […]

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Tallest Tower in Kolkata Stands up to Cyclone Amphan

When super cyclone Amphan hit the vibrant city of Kolkata last week with wind speeds gusting up to 130km per hour (80mph), few could have imagined its destructive power. Just over a decade ago, the city was rocked by cyclone Aila and more recently by cyclone Bulbul, however most had suggested that Amphan was on […]

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20 Seriously Effective Wind Mitigation Strategies for your Next Project

Creating outdoor spaces that are comfortable and fit for purpose is more important now than it has ever been. For us this means finding wind mitigation strategies that fit with the aesthetics and intent of a development and this can be one of the most critical aspects of the studies we undertake. For this reason, […]

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