Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Craig Gibbons

About Craig Gibbons

Currently the Brisbane Buildings Group leader, Craig has been the Project Director responsible for the design and delivery of a number of prestigious landmark developments. These include projects in the Middle East, Hong Kong, China and Korea. Included is the award winning Cheung Kong Centre, the 412m International Finance Centre as well as the unique CCTV building in Beijing.

He has also been the leader of numerous project in which Arup have undertaken lead consultant and multidisciplinary roles - this includes Airport and mixed use iconic developments.

Craig has written over 40 papers on aspects of engineering design including high rise construction-led design principals. He has been an invited speaker at many conferences around the world.

CTBUH Involvement

  • City Representative, Brisbane (2013 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Board of Trustees, Trustee (2013 – 2014)
  • Board of Trustees, Secretary (2014 – 2015)
  • Awards Jury (2006)
  • Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2006; Shanghai 2014)
  • Conference, Steering Committee (Dubai 2008)
  • Student Competition Second-Round Jury (2012)

Initiatives Involving Craig Gibbons

Conference Steering Sub-Committees Confirmed

31 Mar 2017, Conference Activity – The conference sub-committees will help drive the organization and…

CTBUH Queensland Infrastructure Seminar: Anna Meares Velodrome

16 Mar 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH Brisbane Committee held a breakfast seminar discussing infrastructure in…

The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings

24 Nov 2016, Event Report – CTBUH Brisbane held their 2016 Summer Seminar in conjunction with the ASCE. The…

Initiatives Involving Craig Gibbons

Conference Steering Sub-Committees Confirmed
31 Mar 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity
The conference sub-committees will help drive the organization and promotion of activities ahead of CTBUH 2017, starting on October 30.
CTBUH Queensland Infrastructure Seminar: Anna Meares Velodrome
16 Mar 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Brisbane Committee held a breakfast seminar discussing infrastructure in Queensland, with a particular focus on the new Anna Mears Velodrome.
The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings
24 Nov 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Brisbane held their 2016 Summer Seminar in conjunction with the ASCE. The topic of discussion was "Design of Tall Buildings."
October 2015 Trustee Meeting Report
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
The second CTBUH Board of Trustees meeting of 2015 took place before the 2015 Conference. The Board discussed Council strategy for the upcoming year, as well as welcomed new Trustees.
How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?
1 Sep 2015, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia held its first national symposium in Brisbane entitled “How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?” where both local and international speakers presented.
CTBUH Israel Plays Major Role At Project Management Conference
10 Nov 2014, Tel Aviv – Event Report
CTBUH Israel helped organize and stage the 7th Project Management Conference on November 10 at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH Trustees Meet Ahead of 2014 Conference in Shanghai
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The second Board of Trustees meeting of 2014 took place in the 83rd-floor conference room at the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao in Shanghai, in advance of the 2014 CTBUH Conference.
Trustees Meeting Reflects CTBUH’s Momentum
28 Feb 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met February 28, setting the course for a number of strategic Council initiatives, including the Strategic Five-Year Plan.
Trustees Meeting 2013, Chicago
4 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The board of trustees of the CTBUH held its annual meeting at IIT in Chicago on March 4. As a first order of business, the board welcomed three new trustees.
CTBUH Confirms Three New Trustees
Feb 2013, Chicago – CTBUH News
The CTBUH has confirmed the next generation of industry leaders to join its Board of Trustees: Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corp., Craig Gibbons, Arup and David Malott, KPF.

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Craig Gibbons Related Resources

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion

1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 02 - Q & A

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Craig Gibbons, Arup

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Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Craig Gibbons, Kristina Moores & Josef Hargrave, Arup; Gregory Kiss, Kiss + Cathcart

Case Study: CCTV Building - Headquarters & Cultural Center

Oct 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue III
Chris Carroll, Paul Cross, Xiaonian Duan & Craig Gibbons, Arup

Two International Finance Centre

Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference
Andrew Luong, Craig Gibbons, Alexis Lee & John MacArthur, Ove Arup & Partners

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Craig Gibbons Related Videos

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis
Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 02 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Craig Gibbons, Arup, Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren, and Yosuke Hayano, MAD Architects.
Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Craig Gibbons, Arup
The continuing increase in urbanization creates significant challenges for our cities and the tall buildings within them. This includes the demand for space, consideration of the environmental constraints and societal expectations. The presentation…
What is the Single Biggest Challenge in Constructing a Mile-high Tower?
Mar 2013 – Monthly Video Series; William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung
Industry leaders answering this question include: William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung.
What do you think is the best tall building in existence today, and why?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies;Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton…
What do you think is the single biggest limiting factor that would prevent humanity creating a mile-high?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Engineers; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Toby Blunt,…
Can tall buildings ever truly become carbon-neutral?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Joseph Rechichi,…
2011 witnessed the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Do you believe tall buildings are now "safe" from terrorism?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Michael Kwok, Arup; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Michael Kwok, Arup; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Louisa Hutton,…
Interview: Wood in Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Craig Gibbons, Arup
Craig Gibbons of Arup is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Craig discusses advancements in tall buildings including the emergence of wood as a viable structural material.
Interview: Guangzhou IFC
3 Nov 2011 – 2011 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons, Arup
Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons of Arup are interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2011 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. The winner of the 2011 Best…
Progressive Collapse: Report on Council Working Group Activities
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Rob Smilowitz, Weidlinger
Bob Smilowitz, Weidlinger and Craig Gibbons, Arup present the Report of the Council Working Group Activities on 'Progressive Collapse' at the opening session of the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in Herman Hall Illinois Institute of Technology.

Craig Gibbons Related Papers/Research

Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Craig Gibbons, Kristina Moores & Josef Hargrave, Arup; Gregory Kiss, Kiss + Cathcart
The continuing increase in urbanization creates significant challenges for our cities and the tall buildings within them. This includes the demand for space, consideration of the environmental constraints and societal expectations. The paper…
Case Study: CCTV Building - Headquarters & Cultural Center
Oct 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue III; Chris Carroll, Paul Cross, Xiaonian Duan & Craig Gibbons, Arup
The new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building. The 234m tall tower redefines the form of the skyscraper, with the primary system comprised of a continuous structural tube of…
Two International Finance Centre
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Andrew Luong, Craig Gibbons, Alexis Lee & John MacArthur, Ove Arup & Partners
This paper describes the some of the geotechnical design considerations, the structural design development and construction of the 420m tower, Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.
Assessment of the Life Safety Aspects and Structural Robustness of High Rise Buildings in Hong Kong
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Craig Gibbons & Mingchun Luo, ARUP; David Dumigan, Central Waterfront Property Project Management
At the time of the events in New York of September 11, 2001, a 420m high 88 storey office building in Hong Kong was constructed up to the 20th floor level. This paper describes some of the investigations which were undertaken immediately following…
Fire Induced Progressive Collapse
Jul 2002 – National Workshop on the Prevention of Progressive Collapse Chicago 2002; David Scott, Barbara Lane & Craig Gibbons, ARUP
This paper considers issues related to fire induced progressive collapse of tall buildings in extreme events. It discusses current fire engineering practice, particularly as it relates to tall building design and the issues that need to be considered…