Sungho Kim has 30 years design experiences in geotechnical and foundation engineering after completion of master degrees in structure and geotechnical engineering at Seoul National University in Korea and Curtin University in Australia respectively. He is a specialist especially in soil-structure interaction design and ground construction technique.
His foundation design lists related to super-highrise building above 100 floors are 151 landmark tower, Lotte Jamsil tower and Lotte Busan Tower in Korea. He has carried out the research on disconnected pile system for Posco in collaboration with Seoul Netional University, which results in the cost effective pile system.
He is currently the president of a engineering firm, Jinyoung enc in Korea and has been awarded by the Korean construction minister in 2004 for his contribution to industry. In 2011 Mr. Kim has been appointed co-chairman of Foundation Working Group of the CTBUH(Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat).
His papers in the field of Tall Buildings include:
SungHo-Kim, Yongkyu-Choi(2009), “A case study of mega foundation design for a super high-rise building in a weak rock condition”, 3rd Asian Workshop on ATC-18 Mega Foundations, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009.
SungHo-Kim, Harry Poulos, Frances Badelow(2008), “A case study of mega foundation design for a super high-rise building in a reclaimed area”, 2nd Asian Workshop on ATC-18 Mega Foundations, Seoul, Korea, 2008.
Kim, S. H., Choi, Y. K., Lee, M. H.(2007), “A design prospect of Mega Foundations for High-rise Building with case strudies”, 13th Asian Regional Conference, Kolkata, India, 2007.