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CTBUH 2017 Session Spotlight

CTBUH 2017 Session Spotlight Ground Plane Environmental Considerations In addition to the study of the impact of new developments on environmental wind conditions at street level, Windtech Consultants also provides detailed analysis of the potential impact of solar reflectance from the building facade. This includes both the specular reflectance of visible light and thermal reflectance. The […]

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2017 Property Council of Australia Awards

Windtech are proud to be have provided the wind engineering and other services for all categories that involve tall buildings: Australian Development of the Year (5 Martin Place Sydney by Dexus/CBus) Best Office Development (5 Martin Place Sydney by Dexus/CBus) Best Residential Development (Era Chatswood by Mirvac) Best Mixed-Use Development (Pacific Bondi Beach by Rebel Property Group/Capit.el […]

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Better Apartments Design Standards are now in effect in Victoria

As of March 2017, all new apartments developed in Victoria must meet the newly introduced Better Apartments Design Standards. These policy guidelines will influence the design of apartment development in Melbourne for years to come.     A key objective of the new standards is energy efficiency for all dwellings. New developments must reduce fossil […]

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How to Avoid Getting Burnt by Buildings

Neighbours of new developments and local government authorities are becoming increasingly aware of the potential impacts of solar reflectivity, whether in terms of visible light or thermal reflectance. To prevent such risks, Windtech Consultants carries out assessments of both visible light and thermal reflectance to predict and mitigate these effects before they happen. Two of […]

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Wind Uplift of Paver Pedestal Systems

In recent times, the installation of paver pedestal systems for outdoor areas of building developments has increased in popularity. The noted advantages include, water damage prevention (reduced membrane deterioration) and reduced heat conductivity to the area below. Designers have assumed in the past that the net pressures on these pavers would tend to equalise due […]

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Advanced Modelling for Comfort to Enhance the Experience of Shopping Centre Customers

Today, shopping centres are all about “the experience”. When consumers go to shopping centres, they do not just want to purchase items, they want to be entertained, hence designs are radically changing to keep customers engaged. This can be seen with the advent of restaurants, bars, outdoor spaces and other entertainment options. Modern day shopping […]

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Windtech Consultants featured in Engineers Australia Magazine

We’ve come up with a fairly clever design which allows us to easily manipulate the relative stiffness in the torsional mode, as well as the lift mode for a bridge section. It’s also easy to adjust for the structural density and all those things. Every bridge deck has its unique dynamic behaviour, so it’s quite easy to hone in on the dynamic […]

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Resorts World Las Vegas

Windtech Consultants provided their wind engineering expertise to the largest Las Vegas Strip development in 10 years. The multi- billion resort, located on the Las Vegas strip, was designed by the architectural, planning and design company, Steelman Partners LLP. Once completed, the development has been tipped to revamp the Las Vegas strip and create a […]

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Advanced Thermal Comfort Modelling for Sustainable Building Design

A common problem for building designers and managers is not achieving the level of thermal comfort in line with expectations.

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Windtech Relocates To A Larger Facility

Windtech Consultants has recently relocated to its new headquarters, which incorporates its third state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, making it one of the largest such facilities in the world.

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