CPP Wind Engineering’s work surrounds Max Lee, literally. He works in Kuala Lumpur’s Ilham Tower, a past CPP project. Plus, when Lee surveys the skyline, he sees the three towers of Platinum Park, a spectacular development for which CPP provided professional wind engineering guidance.
“The company has an excellent track record in this region,” said Lee, “one of many reasons why this is such an exciting career move for me.”
Lee joins with over eight years consultancy experience in wind engineering and detailed wind tunnel testing programs. He brings truly global experience, having worked on projects in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico.
Throughout his career, Lee lived for four years in Kuala Lumpur and, most recently, four years in New York. “This is like coming home,” said Lee, born and raised in Malaysia.
His assignment will allow Lee to take on new responsibilities in business development, while continuing to hone his skills as a project manager. “Our clients appreciate the continuity of a single point of contact as a project moves through the sales process into implementation to delivery of the final report,” said Lee. “I’m glad CPP values that.”
Lee obtained his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University Putra Malaysia. He is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin, and Cantonese, skills that will prove valuable as he serves clients in South East Asia and Hong Kong.
Lee joins at a particularly exciting and promising time for CPP in the region. A decade ago, buildings of forty or fifty stories were unusual, but no longer. “We’re seeing strong growth in big high-rises,” said Lee. Buildings one thousand feet and taller are proliferating in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Singapore.
Additionally, CPP services become vital with large-span structures such as the Singapore Sports Hub, a CPP project, with its massive rounded surface area and retractable roof. “We’re also active in Hong Kong,” said Lee. “There’s little land left, so developers tear down old buildings and replace them with higher, more complex structures, requiring the best wind engineering expertise. Our team is ready.”