As the recognized international authority on tall buildings, CTBUH conferences differ significantly from the many commercial conferences that are now being held around the world, in terms of both quality of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. Dissemination of best-practice information is of primary importance at every CTBUH conference. Thus, every main program presentation given at the 2016 Conference was substantiated by a paper, which was rigorously peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceeding: a series of high-quality books which form an important historical archive long after the event has ended. At the 2016 Conference this constituted two separate volumes, totaling 1,330 pages in combined length. Every 2016 China delegate received a digital copy of the 2016 books, with an option to purchase in hard copy in advance of the conference, or at the event itself.


2016 China Conference Proceedings


This two-part publication draws together papers presented at the CTBUH 2016 China Conference, which examined the phenomenon of dense vertical urbanism and the technological innovations that are driving new cities, building forms, functions, materials, and construction techniques. Volume I considers the larger economic, social, and urban-scale considerations of megacities and dense vertical urbanism, while Volume II focuses on specific advances in technical subjects, engineering, data modeling, and façade performance, among other topics, that are facilitating today’s megacities.

Editors: Antony Wood, David Malott & Jingtang He
Coordination: Jessica Rinkel & Peng Du
Editorial Support: Jason Gabel, Daniel Safarik, Benjamin Mandel & Rachel Knowles
Layout & Design: Annan Shehadi & Kristen Dobbins
Translation Support: Xia Sun, Liwen Kang & Jing Cui
Publisher: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago, 2016
Volume I: ISBN: 978-0-939493-51-7, Hard cover, 670 pages
Volume II: ISBN: 978-0-939493-52-4, Hard cover, 660 pages

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