Oct 6th 2015

CTBUH wins Turner Prize

CTBUH has been selected as the winner of the illustrious 2015 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. The prize will be officially awarded on October 26, 2015, at the CTBUH Conference in New York City by representatives of Turner Construction Company and the National Building Museum.

Turner Construction Company established an endowment in 2001 to support the prize at the National Building Museum in order to recognize an advance or high achievement in the process of construction: an invention, an innovative methodology, and/or exemplary leadership.

The prize is being awarded to the Council in recognition for the publication of technical papers, professional guidelines, and other materials meticulously developed by engineers, academics, and thought leaders on nearly every aspect of tall building construction.

The Council intends to use the generous $25,000 honorarium that accompanies the prize to drive research resulting in an important new publication. CTBUH Chairman David Malott stated, “We are honored to receive this recognition and will utilize the honorarium to conduct an audit of the cutting edge technologies across all fields that contribute to tall buildings. We will create a positional paper that would be of value to all our membership, especially tall-building developers who always want to know what the latest technologies are in each field.”