Wind Microclimate: The City of London Requests Both Wind Tunnel and CFD Studies

With the number of tall buildings in the City of London growing, an important factor to consider in the planning stage is maintaining or creating a safe and comfortable urban environment for all. London City has recently paid particular attention to this issue, requiring developers to address the wind microclimate issues at an early design […]

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Kuwait’s New Palace of Justice

The new Palace of Justice in Kuwait, a 25-storey building, is currently under construction and will be the largest judicial building in the Middle East once it completes. The development designed by Pace features a pair of floating cantilevered wings that symbolise the Scales of Justice. At the heart of these two wings rises the […]

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Wind Tunnel and CFD in Harmony:a study of wind loads for a complex problem

CapitaSpring development, at 88 Market Street, is scheduled to complete next year, a 280mhigh development that will feature Singapore’s highest urban farm. Designed by award winning architect, Bjarke IngelsGroup (BIG) in collaboration with Carlo RattiAssociati, who have conceived numerous high-profile developments globally, the development realises CapitaLand’s vision of blending indoor and outdoor spaces within the […]

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Wind Considerations for Unconventional Facades

In the current urban environment, the dazzling tall building with unconventional façade design is becoming increasingly trendy, with the increasing use of lightweight materials to build attractive seamless looking façades. However, the design of such façades has also become increasingly more susceptible to extreme wind events and has become a hot topic among façade engineers.

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World’s Tallest Modular Building Rises in Singapore

Construction of the world’s tallest modular building is nearing completion in Singapore. The building is quite remarkable in that it uses a Prefabricated Pre-Finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) system. PPVC is a method in which free-standing volumetric modules (complete with finishes for walls, floors, and ceilings) are prefabricated and then erected onsite. Much of the construction […]

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