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2017 Property Council of Australia Awards

Windtech undertook a range of wind engineering studies for the development at 5 Martin Place. During the planning approval phase a study of pedestrian comfort was completed which included the wind conditions of the elevated terrace of the 10th floor as well as a study of the wind loads on the structure and cladding. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 centres are becoming more like mini-cities than a mere retail outlet. The more the centre has on offer, the longer the consumer is likely to stay and also greater probability that they will return. Continue reading

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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 properties of that particular section. That improves the accuracy of the model in terms of dynamic behaviour. It’s quite advanced in that regard. This helps expedite the process of actually setting up the dynamic model. It reduces the lead time and obviously the cost associated with the test. Continue reading

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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 $4 billion resort, located on the northern end of the Las Vegas strip was designed by the architectural, planning and design company, Steelman Partners LLP. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Hallets Point, New York

Windtech Consultants provided their wind engineering expertise to two residential towers located at Hallets Point in Queens, New York. The Harlem River is situated to the immediate north and west of the two buildings which also share a podium. Continue reading

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