Discounted Registration Ends 21 August

21 August is the final day to register at discounted rates for the CTBUH 10th World Congress. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join this year’s premier gathering covering best practices in tall buildings and sustainable cities.

Full Program Now Available

CTBUH is pleased to release the program and speaker list for the 10th World Congress hosted in Chicago, themed “50 Forward | 50 Back.” The week-long event, taking place from 28 October to 2 November, will explore the most significant advancements in tall buildings and cities from the last 50 years, whilst inquiring into the […]

View the Initial Delegate List on the CTBUH Events App

We are pleased to release the list of delegates registered so far for the CTBUH 10th World Congress. Simply download the CTBUH Events app, confirm your registration for the event, and you’ll have immediate access to the delegate list, which will continue to grow as the date approaches.

Moments in CTBUH History #7

CTBUH Moment in History #7 documents the making of the current CTBUH Journal, from it’s founding as a mailed newsletter in 1970 .

Moments in CTBUH History #6

CTBUH Moment in History #6 covers the emergence of the CTBUH Technical Guide in 2002. Intended as a quick reference for both practitioners and academics, the Technical Guide series has proven an ideal publication venue for the specialized expertise of CTBUH members, and a useful tool set, both for those within and outside the organization, […]

Moments in CTBUH History #5

CTBUH Moment in History #5 reviews the significant expansion of the CTBUH Awards Program since its inception in 2002. From those first years, the the Awards Program was reformatted to recognize tall building projects and innovative industry developments across numerous disciplines.

Latest Publication: Ropeless Elevator Systems

Through a historical overview, case study analysis, and a series of design considerations, this report explores how ropeless and multidirectional elevator technologies can enable cities to be more interconnected, efficient, and accessible.

Timber Rising Program Room: Call for Abstracts

CTBUH is issuing a Call for Abstracts to all members with an involvement in the development, design, engineering, operation or occupancy of mass timber structures. Selected abstracts will be presented at the Timber Rising Program Room at the CTBUH 10th World Congress, and will be developed into full papers published in a standalone output following the event.

Moments in CTBUH History #4

CTBUH Moment in History #4 discusses the controversial claim by Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the title of “World’s Tallest Building” over the record holder at the time, Sears (now Willis) Tower.

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Register by the 01 May deadline to receive discounted rates for the world’s premier tall building conference – don’t delay!

CTBUH Hosts Tall Building Team Trivia

In partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH, the Council hosted a second lead-up event to the CTBUH 10th World Congress: Tall Building Team Trivia.

100 Years of Bauhaus and a Birthday Toast to Mies

In partnership with the Mies van der Rohe Society CTBUH hosted a reception and program celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus school’s founding, as well as Mies van der Rohe’s 133rd birthday.

Call for Nominations: 50 Forward | 50 Back

In the reflective spirit of the CTBUH 10th World Congress, the Council is seeking ideas on the seminal buildings and urban interventions from the past 50 years that influenced the way we inhabit cities today, and predictions for the innovations that will significantly impact urban development over the next 50 years.

Moments in CTBUH History #2

CTBUH Moment in History #2 explores the evolution of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as an organization and how the CTBUH name took shape.

Steering Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

Plans for the 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Chicago Architecture Center.

Two New CTBUH Technical Guides Released

The CTBUH has released two new technical guides: Façade Access & Maintenance for High-Rise Buildings and The Space Within: Skyspaces in Tall Buildings. Order now!

See Chicago Tall Building News

The latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from Chicago and around the world is available through the CTBUH Global News Archive.

Become a Sponsor for CTBUH 2019

Many sponsorship opportunities are available for the CTBUH 2019 World Congress. To become a sponsor, contact

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

Shanghai was one of many cities from around the world that participated in the 2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water. This year’s theme explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.