Supporting Safe, Comfortable and Efficient Design.
29
AUG
2019

CPP’s Dr. Roy Denoon to bring unique insights to 2019 SEAC Fall Seminar

Topic Practical Wind Engineering both vital and timely The SEAC Fall Seminar takes place October 10, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton in Westminster, Colorado. Since 1954, SEAC, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado, has brought together structural engineers to advance the...
18
JAN
2018

The Way the Wind Blows: The Value of Pedestrian Wind Studies

Warm weather brings the great pleasures of dining outdoors and lounging by the pool. But when the wind kicks up, those experiences can quickly turn unpleasant. A force of nature with a mind of its own, wind goes through or around any object or structure it encounters, creating...
05
JUL
2016

Building in miniature

When guests visit CPP’s facilities for client updates or tours, our small-scale wind tunnel models are usually major highlights. From structural engineers responsible for a single part to urban planners overseeing an entire city plan, everyone seems to enjoy seeing their...
03
JAN
2016

Kuala Lumpur office moving to iconic CPP-engineered Ilham Tower

CPP is pleased to announce that our Kuala Lumpur office is moving to Ilham Tower, the fourth tallest structure in Malaysia. This new location is all the more exciting because CPP had the privilege of wind tunnel testing this very building to determine cladding pressures,...
13
SEP
2015

How physical modeling can save you money (and possibly your project, too)

Myriad federal, state, and local air quality regulations exist in the United States to keep our population healthy and our air clean. To comply with these regulations, owners and operators of the largest sources of pollution may need to apply for construction and operating...
23
JUN
2015

Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate

CPP Around the World CPP’s team of technical experts and industry innovators share their knowledge around the globe. Join us to gain insight into the various effects of wind and learn how to incorporate innovative techniques into your planning and design. Connecting the Dots:...
01
MAR
2015

Wind profile characterization

In an earlier article on wind exposure, we highlighted the different upwind exposure categories defined in ASCE/SEI 7-10 (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures). Exposure categories B, C, and D represent suburban and wooded areas; open, lightly vegetated...
25
JAN
2015

Reduce cladding costs and risks through wind tunnel testing

Most modern buildings are designed and constructed as a core skeleton to which an exterior envelope is attached. The standard document referenced by most building codes in the United States is Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, more commonly known as...