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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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