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M id A tlantic R eal E state J ournal MEP Engineering panel for the CTBUH Annual Awards AKF’s Mark Richter to Chair World’s Foremost Tall Buildings Design Award Panel


“For nearly 50 years, CTBUH has been a leading authority on tall building and urban design trends,” said Richter. “And to- day, as technology continues to change the landscape for MEP professionals around the globe, CTBUH continues to set the standard for the construction and design of next-generation buildings. I amhonored to chair the MEP Jury.” Richter, who has earned praise for his expertise in the planning and design of high- rise and mixed-use properties, noted that to date AKF has been instrumental in the de- sign and commissioning of over

thirty high-rise and supertall structures around the globe. This includes work on four of Mexico’s five tallest buildings, as well as Three Sixty West in Mumbai, which will be India’s tallest building upon construc- tion completion. Richter’s 26-year career in- cludes the design of iconic New York City buildings such as One57, Central Park Tower, and 520 West 28th, the new luxury condominium along the Highline designed in collabora- tion with Pritzker Prize-win- ning architect Zaha Hadid . 520 West 28th won AKF an American Council of Engineer-

ing Companies New York State Diamond Award for engineer- ing excellence. Mark also added that the CTBUH gathering is the perfect venue to celebrate professionals whose passion is engineering healthy, sustain- able tall buildings. “As buildings across the globe continue to get taller and taller, a comprehensive approach to sustainability is critical. AKF has always delivered design enhancements that are above energy code, mindful of the surrounding environment, and conscious of their energy impact. I look forward to joining other jurists who share these


EW YORK, NY — AKF , a global lead- er in engineering,

About AKF Group AKF provides innovative solu- tions and Engineering Leader- ship to enhance the built envi- ronment and redefine the edge of what’s possible. With more than 500 dedicated team mem- bers and ten offices throughout North America, AKF provides a robust offering of integrated services, including: Mechani- cal, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire and Life Safety Engineering, Architectural Code Consulting, BIM Management, Building Controls, Central Utilities, Cogeneration, Commission- ing, Critical Systems, Energy & Sustainability, Fire & Life Safety, IT/AV/Security, Light- ing Design, Special Inspec- tions, and Vibration Analysis & Testing. AKF locations include New York, NY; Boston, MA; Phila- delphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Minneapolis, MN; Richmond, VA; NewHaven, CT, and Ham- ilton, NJ, as well as two offices in Mexico: Puebla and Mexico City. For additional informa- tion about AKF, please visit www.akfgroup.com. About the CTBUH Annual Awards Program The CTBUH Annual Awards program recognizes projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall build- ings and the urban environ- ment, and that achieve sus- tainability at the highest and broadest level. The objective is to deliver a comprehensive and sophisticated view of these im- portant buildings, spaces, and technologies, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of their performance, especially those that have the greatest effect on the people who use them each day. This means that the buildings high- lighted are often not the tallest in a given year, but represent the best qualities and innova- tions in the typology. Celebration of the award- winning projects is recognized through the annual Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where Award of Excellence Winners in each award cat- egory present their projects to an international audience and live juries. Overall Category Winners are then selected during the event and awards are conferred at the Dinner & Ceremony held at the close of the event. Projects are judged by live juries during the event itself. 

technology, design, con- sulting and commission- ing, is excited to announce that Partner Mark Rich- ter, PE has been appoint- e d b y t h e

Mark Richter

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) to serve as 2019 Jury Chair on the MEP Engineering panel for the CTBUH Annual Awards.




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