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 December 14, 2015.
Part 1: Basic Project Information
- Project Name
- Project Address
- Completion Date (year and month)
Part 2: Project Data
- Structural Material
- Building Function
- Height Figures (Architectural, Occupied Floor, To Tip – see criteria here)
- Observatory and Helipad Height (if applicable)
- Number of Floors
- Elevator Information (number, top speed – if known)
- Tower Gross Floor Area
- Number of Apartments, Hotel Room, Parking Spaces – if known
Part 3: Project Team (companies only, not individuals)
- Structural Engineers
- MEP Engineers
- Project Managers
- Main Contractors
- Other Consultants (if applicable)
- Material Suppliers (if known)
Part 4: Written Description
Please prepare answers to the following questions within the given word counts. Note: This year’s submitted projects will be featured in the 2016 CITAB-CTBUH Best Tall Buildings book to be published in conjunction with the Awards. 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 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings book
- Give a succinct overview of the building, including summary of the most important building features. (200 word maximum)
- Describe the specific construction achievement that makes this building worthy of special recognition context (400 word maximum)
Part 5: Drawings & Images
A selection of drawings and images are required. 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. However, your submission must include the following required images/drawings.
A number of certifications are also required. Please upload these certifications as PDF files.
- Project completion certification documents (with official stamps of the organizations)
- Project joint completion statement (with official stamps of the organizations), if project is being submitted by multiple organizations
- Submitting organization’s qualification certificates (with official stamps of the organizations)
- Overall Completed Building Exterior – In Context
- Overall Completed Building Exterior – Close
- Clear photo of the construction feature being submitted in finished condition
- Clear photo of the construction feature being submitted in an intermediate “under construction” condition
- Context Plan
- Ground Floor Plan
- Floor Plan showing the location and orientation of the construction feature being submitted
- Section showing the construction feature being submitted
- Elevation(s) of the construction feature being submitted
- Construction drawing of the construction feature being submitted, at a level of detail that would be used in the actual construction of the project. Multiple drawings / details are recommended for complex elements
At least one section should be annotated to show all three CTBUH defined building heights: Height to Architectural Top, to Highest Occupied Floor, and to Tip (view height criteria/definitions).
Additional optional images could include: General construction views, testing/Mock-up or pre-fabrication images, 3-D or BIM renderings of the construction element, force diagrams, details, etc. Process drawings, design progress
The submission must include actual photography of the project. Renderings may be submitted, but only as supplements to the photography. Please note that additional final photography can be submitted for inclusion in the Best Tall Buildings book if it becomes available before the publication deadline.
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 & Sort Order
Once your images/drawings are added you will be asked to provide copyright information and captions. For the benefit of the jury, please be as descriptive as possible in your captions. The jury will review the files in the order you upload them. We advise starting with images and drawings, then any supplemental documents.
- The submitting organization should be responsible for all the project data. Post-submittal adjustments and revisions will not be accepted once reviewing has begun. The results of the judging shall be accepted by the submitting organization.
- Incomplete or non-compliant applications will not be accepted.
- In order to facilitate a smooth application, all submitting organizations should designate a single point of contact for all awards correspondence.
Construction Award Criteria
This award recognizes construction excellence in a tall building project, including but not limited to quality in construction, technical innovation, proficiency of execution of a complicated or exacting design, triumph over difficult conditions, superlative speed, efficiency, or scale. Ideally, entries would demonstrate a commendable combination of some or all of the above.
- The project must be physically located in the Greater China region, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China.
- The project must be completed (topped out architecturally, fully clad, and at least partially occupied) no earlier than January 1st of the previous year, and no later than the current year’s submission deadline. (e.g., for the 2016 awards, a project must have a completion date between January 1, 2014 and December 14, 2015).
- Projects must be considered “tall” buildings. If a project is less than 100 meters, it is unlikely to qualify. Please contact [email protected] if you are unsure if your specific project will qualify.
- The project shall have no documented quality / safety problems and social bad records. Its technical complexity should be above that of its peers. The project must clearly demonstrate a specific aspect or aspects of the construction key technologies, system integration and system management, that is new and pushes the construction of tall buildings to a higher level. Its technical and economic, environmental and social achievements should be explicitly clear and at a high level compared to peers. The project should demonstrate an element of adaptability that would allow it to influence construction or operation of future tall buildings in a positive way.
- Projects that are submitted for the Best Tall Building China awards are also eligible to have their specific construction aspects submitted to the Awards Program in the same or subsequent years.
- The applying company or institutions should submit corresponding qualification certificates issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction. Foreign investment enterprises should submit the corresponding certificates issued by the related authorities. For projects in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the applicant company or institution should submit the corresponding local certificates.
- When a submittal is completed by several design institutions, the applying organization shall have agreed with the cooperating organizations the list of all participants to be credited in a “Project Joint Completion Statement” , The Project Joint Completion Statement joint completion report shall be chopped by all named parties in the submittal.