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Douglas Durst and Peter Irwin to receive lifetime achievement awards from the CTBUH this November

Two tall building specialists will be recognised with lifetime achievement awards by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) at the organisation’s 13th Annual Awards Symposium in Chicago this November.

Douglas Durst, Chairman of The Durst Organization, will be presented with the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award. In their reasoning for this selection, the CTBUH stated: “Since 1968, Durst has shown leadership by making pioneering investments in energy-saving retrofits, and in new-build sustainable skyscrapers, such as One Bryant Park and 4 Times Square (Conde Nast Building).”

Also due to be recognised on 6 November is Peter Irwin who will be presented with the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal for demonstrated excellence in technical design and research. The Founding Partner of Rowan Williams Davis and Irwin, Inc. (RWDI). Irwin has led wind engineering on buildings such as the Shanghai Tower, the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, and the Burj Khalifa.

CTBUH said of Irwin: “His Irwin Sensor, developed for wind tunnel studies of pedestrian impact, is now widely used at many laboratories around the world, and his work has ensured the safe and stable construction and operation of tall buildings worldwide.”

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