Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Grzegorz Sypek

About Grzegorz Sypek

Grzegorz is an engineering specialist with scientific background and 10+ years of practical experience in R&D, conceptual design, optimization, real scale and laboratory testing. He is a deputy export director and principal consulting engineer at the award-winning engineering firm SMAY Poland.

In the course of his career he has focused on developing and implementing new technologies to improve fire safety in very tall buildings. Grzegorz received a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Krakow University of Technology in Poland. His research interests involve application of numerical methods, self-adaptive pressurization systems and urban wind modelling.

Grzegorz works closely with the R&D engineers and project teams to develop tailor made smoke and heat control systems compliant with specific standards and building codes. In the course of his career he was involved in number of…


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About Grzegorz Sypek

Grzegorz is an engineering specialist with scientific background and 10+ years of practical experience in R&D, conceptual design, optimization, real scale and laboratory testing. He is a deputy export director and principal consulting engineer at the award-winning engineering firm SMAY Poland.

In the course of his career he has focused on developing and implementing new technologies to improve fire safety in very tall buildings. Grzegorz received a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Krakow University of Technology in Poland. His research interests involve application of numerical methods, self-adaptive pressurization systems and urban wind modelling.

Grzegorz works closely with the R&D engineers and project teams to develop tailor made smoke and heat control systems compliant with specific standards and building codes. In the course of his career he was involved in number of projects mostly in Poland and United Arab Emirates.

He is a member of multiple organizations including European Committee for Standardization (CEN), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) - Subcommittee for Research & Innovation, Dubai Civil Defence Code Committee, Polish Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SITP).

CTBUH Involvement

  • Regional Representative, Poland (2018 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Middle East 2018)

Events/Initiatives Involving Grzegorz Sypek

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during…

Events/Initiatives Involving Grzegorz Sypek

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.

Grzegorz Sypek Related Resources

How to Protect High-Rise Egress Routes?

Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II
Grzegorz Sypek, SMAY Group

Grzegorz Sypek Related Papers/Research

How to Protect High-Rise Egress Routes?
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Grzegorz Sypek, SMAY Group
Recent, tragic high-rise fires have underscored a fundamental issue: the lack of protected escape routes in tall buildings. As we build a greater volume of ever-higher buildings, greater scrutiny is needed to protect those under design, as well as…