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Monday 23 Dec 2013

Festive Feature: Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

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As 2013 draws to a close, we speak to seven practices around the world to find out how business has fared this year, what is predicted for the AEC industry in 2014 and what to gifts are most favoured by design professionals…

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

What has been the highlight of the year for your office?

We were extremely pleased at the quality of the presentations and the number and enthusiasm of attendees at our 2013 Conference in London.

What shifts/trends have you witnessed in the global market in 2013?

We notice a slight improvement in the number of completions of tall buildings of 200 meters or more in 2013 over 2012, and the next few years look to sustain growth, but a more moderate growth than we saw in the 2006-2010 period. This was the fourth straight year in which 9 supertalls (300 m +) completed. There will be a lot more to say about all of that when we release our Tall Buildings in Numbers: 2013 Year in Review in January.

What are your predictions for the AEC industry in 2014?

If your business involves concrete on the Asian continent, you will congratulate yourself for another banner year.

We will probably not break 100 tall buildings of 200 meters or more.

Where would your ultimate festive getaway be?

Monaco and the south of France certainly look appealing, and with those affordable penthouses on offer, who can resist?

What design present would you most like to receive this year?

A device to which I can point and say, “This is what we use to measure every tall building in our database.”

More industry insights...

David Cole, BTI
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
Shaun Killa, Atkins
Elliot March, March & White
James Zheng, Goettsch Partners
Caroline Bos, UNStudio
Paul Nulty

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