Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Santeri Suoranta

About Santeri Suoranta

Since 2015, Mr. Suoranta has worked as Head of Technology in KONE’s Global Major Projects business line. He joined KONE in 2007 as a Project Manager in the R&D department.

In his present function, Suoranta works closely with R&D to enable the needs and dreams of KONE’s Major Project clients. His task is to ensure that KONE’s solutions are state-of–the-art for Major Projects, including High-Rise buildings, Infra, Medical facilities and Marine projects. He has been heavily involved in the creation of KONE’s innovative high-rise offering, covering the highest travels and speeds available. He has also been one of the key persons developing KONE’s innovative JumpLift technology to increase building efficiency on large tower projects.

Before joining KONE, Suoranta worked in the aerospace industry in R&D projects, for example on structural parts of the Airbus A380. He received his…


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About Santeri Suoranta

Since 2015, Mr. Suoranta has worked as Head of Technology in KONE’s Global Major Projects business line. He joined KONE in 2007 as a Project Manager in the R&D department.

In his present function, Suoranta works closely with R&D to enable the needs and dreams of KONE’s Major Project clients. His task is to ensure that KONE’s solutions are state-of–the-art for Major Projects, including High-Rise buildings, Infra, Medical facilities and Marine projects. He has been heavily involved in the creation of KONE’s innovative high-rise offering, covering the highest travels and speeds available. He has also been one of the key persons developing KONE’s innovative JumpLift technology to increase building efficiency on large tower projects.

Before joining KONE, Suoranta worked in the aerospace industry in R&D projects, for example on structural parts of the Airbus A380. He received his M.Sc. Eng. from Helsinki University of Technology in 2004.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Country Representative, Finland (2013 – Present)
  • Working Group: Vertical Transportation (2017 – Present)
  • Working Group: Smart Building Technology (– Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (China 2016; Australia 2017)
  • Annual Conference, Steering Committee (London 2013)

Events/Initiatives Involving Santeri Suoranta

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…

Smart Building Technology Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Smart Technology Working Group held its first meeting at the CTBUH 2018…

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

Events/Initiatives Involving Santeri Suoranta

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.
Smart Building Technology Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Smart Technology Working Group held its first meeting at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, with the goal of producing a document on smart technologies for tall buildings.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
Tall Building Fire Safety Network Meeting & Seminar
22 Jun 2016, London – Event common.non-ctbuh
Tall Building Fire Safety Network Meeting & Seminar will be held in Excel and it will collectively advance the understanding of fire risk management in tall buildings.
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.
London Conference Steering Committee Meeting
20 Mar 2013, London – Event Report
The Steering Committee for the 2013 CTBUH London Conference convened to discuss and confirm the final details of the Conference including the speakers, sponsorship, and tours.
Global Representatives Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH leaders and representatives from around the world gathered to discuss on-going initiatives and better ways to serve members and grow the Council.
Helsinki: Developing a Finnish Vernacular for the High-Rise?
Apr 2012, Helsinki – Tour Report
The Helsinki symposium, organized by KONE Elevators, had been at least two years in discussion and centered on the possible addition of 30 to 40 story skyscrapers to Finnish skylines.

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Santeri Suoranta Related Resources

Mansion Global Speaks with CTBUH Editor on the Global Proliferation of Supertall Towers

Mansion Global Speaks with CTBUH Editor on the Global Proliferation of Supertall Towers

15 Jun 2018, – CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik provided commentary and insights for a piece in Mansion Global about the continued…

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Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Santeri Suoranta, KONE

2015 New York Conference - Session 2b - Q&A

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE

Press/Media Related to Santeri Suoranta

Mansion Global Speaks with CTBUH Editor on the Global Proliferation of Supertall Towers
, – CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik provided commentary and insights for a piece in Mansion Global about the continued growth of supertall buildings…

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Santeri Suoranta Related Papers/Research

Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE
The ability to build ever higher has always pushed available technologies to their limits, including elevator technology. Traditional elevators utilizing steel ropes are limited by how high they can travel, often requiring transfer floors for…