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About Roy Denoon

Dr. Roy Denoon is Vice President and Principal of CPP Wind Engineering. He has specialized in wind engineering for 25 years, working on a wide range of projects in Australia, the US, and globally, from major sports stadia to some of the world’s tallest buildings. He has published numerous magazine and journal articles in the field, as well as co-authoring the CTBUH Guide to Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings and editing the Australasian Wind Engineering Society Quality Assurance Manual for Wind Tunnel Testing of Buildings and Structures.

His interest in wind engineering began during his undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh. Roy then moved to Australia where he began his high-rise research with field monitoring of the Sydney Harbour control tower, from which he gained his research Masters degree from the University of Sydney.

This was followed by the beginning of his…


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About Roy Denoon

Dr. Roy Denoon is Vice President and Principal of CPP Wind Engineering. He has specialized in wind engineering for 25 years, working on a wide range of projects in Australia, the US, and globally, from major sports stadia to some of the world’s tallest buildings. He has published numerous magazine and journal articles in the field, as well as co-authoring the CTBUH Guide to Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings and editing the Australasian Wind Engineering Society Quality Assurance Manual for Wind Tunnel Testing of Buildings and Structures.

His interest in wind engineering began during his undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh. Roy then moved to Australia where he began his high-rise research with field monitoring of the Sydney Harbour control tower, from which he gained his research Masters degree from the University of Sydney.

This was followed by the beginning of his career in wind engineering consultancy and wind tunnel testing, culminating in working on many of the stadiums and arenas for the Sydney 2000 Olympics as well as providing on-site wind monitoring and consultancy during the games. At the same time, Roy completed his PhD on Designing for Wind-induced Serviceability Accelerations in Buildings, which was awarded by the University of Queensland.

Roy joined CPP in 2004 following several years working in Hong Kong where he was responsible for the wind engineering of such iconic tall buildings as Union Square in Hong Kong and the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, amongst many others. Since joining CPP Roy has been responsible for numerous tall building projects throughout the world and now leads the structural wind engineering group of the company.

He has recently supervised the instrumentation of Burj Khalifa in Dubai to monitor its long-term dynamic response characteristics and is enjoying analyzing the results. Roy maintains his research interests in the wind engineering of tall buildings and regularly publishes and presents at international conferences.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Expert Peer Review Committee (2014 – Present)
  • CTBUH Fellow (2019)
  • Past Roles:
  • Working Group: Wind Tunnel Testing, Co-Chair (2010 – 2013)
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2006; Shanghai 2012; Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (Chicago 2019)
  • Innovation Conference, Speaker (Shenzhen 2019)
  • International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2012, 2013, 2014)

Events/Initiatives Involving Roy Denoon

Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting

Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting

26 Oct 2015, Event Report – Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the…

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 Sep 2015, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of…

Wind Tunnel Testing Guide Released

Wind Tunnel Testing Guide Released

12 Jun 2013, Event Report – CTBUH has released the Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide…

Events/Initiatives Involving Roy Denoon

Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Wind Tunnel Testing Guide Released
12 Jun 2013, London – Event Report
CTBUH has released the Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide at the CTBUH 2013 International Conference in London.
Wind Engineering Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The wind engineering working group devoted its meeting to discussions of the current draft of the Guideline for the Wind Tunnel Testing of Tall Buildings.
Research Working Group Meeting, Chicago
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Event Report
The Research Working Group met to discuss the planned activities and strategies to move forward with multiple initiatives.

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Roy Denoon Related Resources

Wind Engineering of Tall Buildings: Where Have We Been & Where Do We Need to Go?

Oct 2019 – 2019 Chicago 10th World Congress Proceedings - 50 Forward | 50 Back
Roy Denoon, CPP Wind Engineering

Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings

Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Roy Denoon, Brad Cochran, David Banks & Graeme Wood, Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants

Roy Denoon Related Papers/Research

Wind Engineering of Tall Buildings: Where Have We Been & Where Do We Need to Go?
Oct 2019 – 2019 Chicago 10th World Congress Proceedings - 50 Forward | 50 Back; Roy Denoon, CPP Wind Engineering
As wind effects govern the design for lateral loads and responses for many of the world’s tall buildings, the optimal determination of these effects is critical in the sustainable development process. The science of boundary-layer wind tunnel…
Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Roy Denoon, Brad Cochran, David Banks & Graeme Wood, Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants
The incorporation of wind turbines into tall buildings is becoming increasingly common, however, there are a number of considerations that should be assessed in determining the long-term environmental benefits of these incorporations.