The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is holding its 10th World Congress and celebrating its 50th anniversary in Chicago.

On the 50th anniversary of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s founding, the CTBUH 10th World Congress returns to the Council’s home, and birthplace of the skyscraper: Chicago. Focusing on the theme 50 Forward | 50 Back, the Congress will explore the most significant advancements in tall buildings and cities from the last 50 years, whilst inquiring into the future of our cities 50 years from now. This event thus represents a critical reflection on both the skyscraper typology and urban development as a whole, by marking their trajectory to date, and considering the evolutions that must take place to accommodate a dynamic and uncertain global future.

Delegates can engage with the conference for two, three, four, or all six days! Numerous CTBUH Committee and Leader meetings—as well as on-site registration and workshops—will occur on Monday 28 October. The core conference of speaker and poster presentations, regional rooms, panel discussions and social networking events will occur on Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 October. A stand-alone First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts” symposium, as well as “off-site programs” across numerous tall building and urban venues in Chicago will take place on Thursday 31 October. Then, for those wanting to travel on to see the very best of urban development in other cities in North America, there will be 1.5 days of regional city programs in various cities in the United States and surrounding countries.

Speakers Include:

Rune Abrahamsen CEO, Moelven
“Mjøstårnet in Norway: The World’s Tallest Timber Building”

Ricky McLain Senior Technical Director – Tall Wood, Softwood Lumber Board
“Tall Wood Construction: New Code Provisions, Design Steps and Impacts on North American Markets”

Matthias Sauerbruch CEO & Founder, Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten
“Wood is the New Good”

Erica Spiritos Mass Timber Preconstruction Manager, Swinerton
“Growing to New Heights: Creative Solutions for A Tall Wood Build in Milwaukee, WI”

Rainer Strauch CTO, Cree by Rhomberg
“How Timber Hybrid Builds Our Future Cities”

Shiling Pei Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines
“Testing A Full-Scale Ten-Story Mass Timber Building on World’s Largest Outdoor Shake Table”

Hannes Blaas CEO, Rothoblaas USA
“Challenges in Mass Timber Buildings”

Melissa Jenkins Innovation Manager, US Forest Service
“Mass Timber Benefits to the Land and People”


Who Should Attend: Architects, Planners, Government, Construction, Engineering, Academics.

When: October 28 – November 2, 2019

Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

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