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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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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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