Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

About Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Vincent Tse is Managing Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Building MEP China Region.

Over 30 years of design experience in MEP and Vertical Transportation Systems (VTS), Vincent’s major focus is in building central core optimization, floor efficiency, sustainable and green design of super tall buildings. Vincent has been partnering with many renowed architects, structural engineers, building specialists and developers in the design of various tall building throughout China/Asia. He is recognized for his expertise in MEP and VTS engineering, and is known in the industry for designing iconic and super/mega tall buildings.

Vincent has undertaken the design of over 50 buildings with soaring heights of over 250 meters; 20 of which stands over 400 meters tall. Namely:- the 632-meter Shanghai Tower and 606-meter Wuhan Greenland Centre (as Owner’s Engineer), and the 608-meter Tianjin Goldin…


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About Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Vincent Tse is Managing Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Building MEP China Region.

Over 30 years of design experience in MEP and Vertical Transportation Systems (VTS), Vincent’s major focus is in building central core optimization, floor efficiency, sustainable and green design of super tall buildings. Vincent has been partnering with many renowed architects, structural engineers, building specialists and developers in the design of various tall building throughout China/Asia. He is recognized for his expertise in MEP and VTS engineering, and is known in the industry for designing iconic and super/mega tall buildings.

Vincent has undertaken the design of over 50 buildings with soaring heights of over 250 meters; 20 of which stands over 400 meters tall. Namely:- the 632-meter Shanghai Tower and 606-meter Wuhan Greenland Centre (as Owner’s Engineer), and the 608-meter Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 Tower, the 530-meter CTF Centers in Tianjin and Guangzhou, the 528-meter Beijing Z15 Citic Headquarters as the MEP and VTS consulting engineer.

Vincent has also been an active participant with ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and he has served as a Vice President, a Director of the Board, a Distinguished Lecturer, the Chair of ASHRAE Region 13 (Far East Region) and the Chair of Hong Kong Chapter.

Vincent was also an award - winner of the CIBSE Gold Medal in 2013, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Outstanding Alumni in 2005, ASHRAE Exceptional and Distinguished Services Award. He is also Fellow of ASHRAE, CIBSE, IMechE, IHEEM and HKIE.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Trustee (2014 – Present)
  • Conference, Session Chair (New York 2015; Australia 2017)
  • Past Roles:
  • Awards Technical Jury (2015; 2016)
  • China Awards Technical Jury (2016)
  • Conference, Speaker (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; China 2016)
  • Conference, Steering Committee (China 2016)

Initiatives Involving Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the…

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016…

2016 Conference Steering Meeting

16 May 2016, Event Report – Preparations for the upcoming CTBUH 2016 Conference are now significantly advancing…

Initiatives Involving Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
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.
2016 Conference Steering Meeting
16 May 2016, Hong Kong – Event Report
Preparations for the upcoming CTBUH 2016 Conference are now significantly advancing, following a Steering Committee meeting in Hong Kong.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Gather in Venice for March Retreat
11 Mar 2016, Venice – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
China Awards 2016 Jury Meeting
21 Jan 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
The inaugural China Tall Building Awards jury meeting was held in Shanghai, the culmination of many months of effort.
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.
Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future For CTBUH
9 Mar 2015, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.
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.
CTBUH Names New Trustees
Aug 2014, Chicago – CTBUH News
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company, and Vincent (Kam-Chuen) Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff, have been named to the CTBUH Board of Trustees.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day One
19 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the Opening Plenary and VIP Reception.

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Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse Related Resources

Turning Torso Named CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner

Turning Torso Named CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner

12 Aug 2015, Malmö – Santiago Calatrava’s Turning Torso in Malmö has been recognized with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban…

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Interview: Vincent Tse

18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews
Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff

The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 09 - Q & A

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

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Overcoming MEP and VT System Design Challenges in Three of the Tallest Buildings in China

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Vincent Tse, Herbert Lam, Kenneth Li & Michael Sung, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Sheung Lai (Eddie) Leung & Leung Wing (Daniel) Ho, Parsons Brinckerhoff

MEP Design Challenges

16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail
Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Ho-Yin (Vincent) Leung & Yong Mao, Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Turning Torso Named CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner
Malmö, Sweden – Santiago Calatrava’s Turning Torso in Malmö has been recognized with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 10 Year Award.…

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Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse Related Videos

Interview: Vincent Tse
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Vincent Tse of Parsons Brinckerhoff is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Design challenges from MEP perspective for the Zhongnan Center arise from the need for a safe, reliable, high tech, green, sustainable, user-friendly building. The devised solutions that achieve these results include the design of two high-efficiency…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 09 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 09 Questions & Answers session with speakers Vincent Tse and Herbert Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design; and Xiaoxin Man, CSCEC.
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel,…
Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?
Aug 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corpo
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center…
What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?
Apr 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and…
Interview: Ping An Finance Center
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Vincent Tse of Parsons Brinckerhoff is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Vincent talks about the tall building boom in China and the status of the 660 meter Ping An Finance Center.

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse Related Papers/Research

Overcoming MEP and VT System Design Challenges in Three of the Tallest Buildings in China
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Vincent Tse, Herbert Lam, Kenneth Li & Michael Sung, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper will address the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drainage, and vertical transportation system (MEP/VTS) design challenges encountered during the design development of three unique, iconic megatall and near-megatall buildings in three…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Sheung Lai (Eddie) Leung & Leung Wing (Daniel) Ho, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel, deluxe…
MEP Design Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Ho-Yin (Vincent) Leung & Yong Mao, Parsons Brinckerhoff
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center is a megatall building of a mixed-used nature, including international Grade-A offices, a seven-star hotel, an observation deck, deluxe apartments, small-office home-offices (SOHOs), conference facilities, and retail. The…