CTBUH issues report on Cyclone-Resistant Façades

Population growth and urban development in the Asia-Pacific region has seen the demand for high-density residential and office buildings increase markedly. Much of the urban growth in this region has largely occurred in coastal areas which are increasingly vulnerable to cyclones and typhoons.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has produced a Research Report on Cyclone-Resistant Façades. Best Practices in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Philippines. This report presents the norms and standards of the major tall building markets in 12 jurisdictions within the Asia-Pacific region (including Australia and New Zealand), for the impact of flying debris on curtain walls during strong wind events in the urban environment.

It provides a summary of the gap between the level of risk and the level of regulation concerning façade resilience in these vulnerable, highly populated regions. The report will serve as a reference document for industries and professionals in the design and renovation of curtain walls in the region.

Inhabit’s Hong Kong and Australian offices supported this research. Congratulations to Dickson Wong, Associate, and Claire Wu, Façade Engineer, who were on the Peer Review Panel, Phase 2. Download the full report here: https://store.ctbuh.org/research-reports/223-cyclone-resistant-facades.html