This year, for the first time, the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH) introduced a façade specific channel to their annual conference in the Middle East which included a presentation by Agnes Koltay on Dubai case studies related to New Developments in Façade Engineering for High Rise Buildings.

Moving forward Agnes has also been elected as Chairwoman of the CTBUH Facade Engineering Award.  This award recognizes projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of façade engineering in tall buildings, and that take the technical solutions and possibilities for tall buildings to the next level.  The first round of judging will take place in Dubai later this month with winners announced at the Tall + Urban Innovation Conference in Shenzen, China in April 2019.