Before you begin your submission, please prepare the following materials in order to successfully complete the online submission process. The deadline for all submissions is 30 September 2018.

Part 1: Basic Project Information

  • Innovation Name
  • Give a succinct overview of the innovation and its impact on the tall building industry which could be used as a short entry to explain the project holistically in a publication. (200 word maximum)

Part 2: Written Description

Please prepare answers to the following questions within the given word counts. Note: Projects submitted to the CTBUH Awards Program will also be included in the CTBUH’s Annual Skyscrapers publication. Please keep in mind that the text description you enter here will also be referred to in the creation of the book. View sample pages from last year’s book

  • Describe the building(s) where the innovation has been implemented and/or the research and testing process. (200 word maximum)
  • In what way does this area of innovation push the design of tall buildings to a higher level? (400 word maximum)
  • How is this innovation adaptable to influence future tall building design, construction or operation? (200 word maximum)
  • List all companies involved in the development/implementation of this innovation. (include discipline)

Part 3: Participation Consent

Participation in the CTBUH Awards Program requires consent to the following:

  • “Award of Excellence” winners are expected to comply with the following responsibilities:
    • Representatives of the project (for Best Tall Building, Urban Habitat, and Renovation categories this must be both the owner/developer and design architect/urban planner) must present at the two-day Innovation Conference to be held in Shenzhen, China from April 08-10, for consideration of also winning the category overall, with all speakers representing the project needing to be CTBUH organizational members. These presentations will form the basis for the jury’s selection of overall winners.
    • Attend the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the close of the Innovation Conference to collect the award(s).
    • Support the Council, who do not charge any fees to administer the awards program, by all speakers paying the subsidized speaker registration rate at the Conference.
  • All projects entered to the CTBUH awards will also be eligible for inclusion in CTBUH’s Skyscrapers book publication which features a global overview of tall building completion annually. The book is published by CTBUH and distributed globally, thus providing excellent promotion for the submitted projects and companies involved.
  • While it is typical that most submissions are included in the publication, CTBUH reserves the right to determine that a project will not be included for reasons that include, but are not limited to: a project does not meet the eligibility requirements for inclusion; appropriate, high resolution images were not provided in the submission; the project was submitted for multiple award categories and will only be included in the book once, etc.
  • Right to Usage of Materials: All submitted text, images, and drawings are provided with the understanding that they may be used in the CTBUH Annual Skyscrapers publication, as well as on the CTBUH website, press releases, award announcements, and other means of publicity for the purpose of promoting the awards events and “Award of Excellence” winners and Overall Category Winners. This includes the building’s profile page on the CTBUH Skyscraper Center database. Copyright clearance and payment of any fees for artwork is to be organized by the submitter prior to submission. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) confirms that all material will be properly identified with the appropriate copyright notice and credit line, as supplied during the upload process.

Part 4: Drawings/Images & Supplemental Documents

A selection of detail images, drawings, and other graphic information to clearly convey the specific innovation is required. Where applicable, please include drawing/images that convey the innovation in built or designed tall building examples. There is no limit to the number of drawings/images that can be submitted as long as they do not exceed the file size constraints as noted below.

It should also be noted that, though materials should be sufficient to inform and inspire the jury in making their decision on “Awards of Excellence” winners, supplementary, final photography and other materials can be submitted prior to the final category judging at the Innovation Conference event.

Other Supplemental Documents
Additional documentation or research that you would like to share can be submitted. However, please be advised that your answers to Part 2 should serve as the primary source to convey your innovation to the jury.

General Requirements
Images and drawings should be submitted as individual files and should be medium to high resolution (300dpi at 8.5in x 11in size). Whenever possible, drawings should be submitted as vector-based graphics (EPS, PDF).

Supported file formats: JPG, JPEG, TIFF, TIF, EPS, PDF, DWG

Individual file sizes cannot exceed 20 MB each.
Total upload size of all files cannot exceed 500 MB.

Captions & Copyright
You will be required to provide copyright information and captions for each image/drawing uploaded. For the benefit of the jury, please be as descriptive as possible in your captions. We’ve entered your company as the default copyright holder, but please revise as necessary.

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