At their May 18-20, 2021 Awards Conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recognized six Dow-connected projects as winners in the Best Tall Building category. The CTBUH Awards program honors projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.
The projects recognized include:
- Tianjin CTF Finance Centre – Tianjin, China
- KK100, Shenzhen, China
- International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong
- Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City
- Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, Singapore
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Dow technologies used include: DOWSIL™ Structural Glazing, Insulating Glass Sealants, Weatherproofing and High Performance Sanitary Silicone Sealants.
“We are pleased that these buildings were selected for this prestigious award and honored that Dow technologies were chosen to help bring these unique architectural designs to reality in a sustainable way,” says Jean-Paul Hautekeer, global marketing director, High Performance Building, Dow. “Buildings account for nearly 40% of the world’s energy consumption. We’re trying to reduce that and ‘inspire the futurescape’ by working collaboratively with builders, contractors, consultants and architects to address today’s key energy efficiency and sustainability challenges and to develop technologies that will inspire tomorrow’s smart buildings.”
Dow is a global leader in silicone technology and has been pioneering technologies that opened the eyes of architects to new ways of designing buildings since the early 1950s and 1960s. In fact, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Dow’s pioneering 4-sided silicone structural glazing, which helped to enable the many visually stunning glass façades seen in cities today. Dow continues to bring innovation to the structural glazing market with new technologies, such as higher-design-strength silicone, blast-resistant and protective glazing solutions, frameless glazing balustrades, and crystal-clear silicone solutions that bring glazing aesthetics to the next level.
Dow technologies are also being used to retrofit older buildings to make them more sustainable. “It’s almost always ‘greener’ to retrofit an old building than to tear it down and construct a new one,” says Hautekeer. “With our customers and partners, we are developing solutions specific to this retrofitting market – such as air barrier systems, sealants for double and triple glazing, high-performance dual-seal windows perimeter system, and panel-bonding silicone for durable and low-maintenance cladding and rain-screens.”
For more information about Dow’s sustainable technologies for the building and construction industry, visit https://www.dow.com/en-us/market/mkt-building-construction/sub-build-commercial-glazing/tall-tales.html
About Dow Building & Infrastructure
Dow Building & Infrastructure, part of Dow Consumer Solutions, collaborates with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to enhance design and aesthetics, increase durability, advance the energy efficiency of buildings, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high-performance building challenges. Featuring DOWSIL™ Brand Products, Dow’s high-performance building solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, lighting, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design. Visit dow.com/constructionto learn more.
About Dow: Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. Dow is a Worldwide Partner and Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Movement and the Official Carbon Partner of the International Olympic Committee. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.