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About De Ming (Derry) Yu

Derry Yu is Project Director-Structure of New World Development Co Ltd, on the Expert Peer Review Committee of CTBUH, and a Steel Structure Expert for the China Construction Metal Structure Association.

He received his PhD in seismic design of structures from Kyoto University of Japan in 1992. He is a chartered structural engineer & project manager with 23 years of experiences, and has worked on projects across Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Japan, the Middle East, and other regions. His areas of expertise include structural design, research & analysis, value engineering, project management for all design stages & contractual/tendering process, and seismic design analysis.

Derry has been involved in many major projects for design management include mixed use/ super high-rise buildings such as GZ CTF Finance Centre and TJ CTF Finance Centre located in Guangzhou and Tianjin of China, both…


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About De Ming (Derry) Yu

Derry Yu is Project Director-Structure of New World Development Co Ltd, on the Expert Peer Review Committee of CTBUH, and a Steel Structure Expert for the China Construction Metal Structure Association.

He received his PhD in seismic design of structures from Kyoto University of Japan in 1992. He is a chartered structural engineer & project manager with 23 years of experiences, and has worked on projects across Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Japan, the Middle East, and other regions. His areas of expertise include structural design, research & analysis, value engineering, project management for all design stages & contractual/tendering process, and seismic design analysis.

Derry has been involved in many major projects for design management include mixed use/ super high-rise buildings such as GZ CTF Finance Centre and TJ CTF Finance Centre located in Guangzhou and Tianjin of China, both 530m tall and consisting of Retail, Office, Service Apartment & Hotel. With a GFA of 500,000 square meters and 380,000 square meters, the towers will be completed in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Derry's recent focus has been on the design management of the 648m, 3rd CTF Finance Centre located in Wuhan, Central China.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Advisory Group (2017 – Present)
  • Expert Peer Review Committee (2015 – Present)
  • Expert Chinese Translation Committee (2014 – Present)
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Australia 2017; Middle East 2018)

De Ming (Derry) Yu Related Resources

Applying Ancient Structural Principles To a New Prefabricated Steel System

5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I
Derry Yu, Ivan Kong & Michael Lu, New World China Land Limited

A New Skyline Vision: CTF Towers in Guangzhou and Tianjin

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Wing Ip (David) Ho, Chung (Eddie) Yuk Fai, Hung (Annie) Lo & De Ming (Derry) Yu, New World Development

De Ming (Derry) Yu Related Papers/Research

Applying Ancient Structural Principles To a New Prefabricated Steel System
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; Derry Yu, Ivan Kong & Michael Lu, New World China Land Limited
Numerous ancient timber structures located in high seismic zones of China are still standing today, long after experiencing strong earthquakes over hundreds of years. One of the important factors in their longevity is the adoption of the mortise-…
A New Skyline Vision: CTF Towers in Guangzhou and Tianjin
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Wing Ip (David) Ho, Chung (Eddie) Yuk Fai, Hung (Annie) Lo & De Ming (Derry) Yu, New World Development
This paper presents the thinking behind the design of the two supertall towers of Chow Tai Fook Enterprise– the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center and the Tianjin CTF Finance Center. With similar mixed-use programs for Office/Hotel/Serviced Apartment/…