Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CTBUH Australia Packs House for “Superslim” Lecture
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March 5th, 2015
MELBOURNE – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Australia Chapter hosted its first lecture of 2015 in the newly completed University of Melbourne / Melbourne School of Design building. The lecture, titled “Superslim: Collins House and The Phoenix” attracted a full house, representing more than 120 industry supporters, including architects, engineers, builders, developers and academics.
Kristen Whittle, Director, Bates Smart, on the architectural challenges from the Collins House
Following a short intro from Marc Colella, Melbourne CTBUH City Representative, Kristen Whittle, Director, Bates Smart, talked through the architectural challenges of designing a superslim tower, using Collins House as an example. This unique project required careful resolution of apartment planning to deal with deep floor plates and limited light penetration, heritage building interface and parking cars on a tight site. Most important was the seamless integration of the structure, both internally and in the external expression of the building.
Steve Richardson, Richstone Group, speaking on site challenges
Rob DiBlasi, Director, 4D Workshop, talked through the principal structural issues of designing Collins House, highlighting how some of these can be overcome by maximizing building stiffness, limiting tension, aligning shear and mass centers, limiting story drift, and using damper systems. Steve Richardson, Richstone Group, who was involved in the early design stages of Collins House and the construction of The Phoenix, delivered an interesting talk about on-site challenges, including sequencing, access management, risk management and the use of innovative systems.

Special thanks are due to Kristen Whittle, Rob DiBlasi and Steve Richardson for delivering such a fascinating talk, and to Melbourne University for hosting CTBUH.

The next CTBUH Australia event is planned for June, focusing on services and vertical transportation.
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Rob DiBlasi 4D Workshop
Tom Mackay 4D Workshop
Ben Wongseelashote 4D Workshop
Marc Colella Aecom
Gerard Hannon Aecom
Ewald Jooste Aecom
Daniel Leonard Aecom
Michael Nielsen Aecom
Irini Vazanellis Aecom
Nina Wilschefski Aecom
Caroline Cunningham Aquenta
Andy Armstrong Arup
Mark Ayers Arup
Kelvin Cheuk Arup
Joseph Correnza Arup
Leah Ferrari Arup
Mark Hughes Arup
John King Arup
Brendon McNiven Arup
James O'Donnell Arup
Phil Alexander Pye Arup
Weng Chan Aurecon
Astrid Chandra Aurecon
Benny Cheah Aurecon
Jonathan Brener Bates Smart
Cian Davis Bates Smart
Nancy Ji Bates Smart
Steve Jones Bates Smart
Tim Leslie Bates Smart
Roger Poole Bates Smart
Ian Potter Bates Smart
Andrew Raftopolous Bates Smart
Kristen Whittle Bates Smart
Karen Wong Bates Smart
Anqi Zeng Bates Smart
Justin Dwyer Bonacci
Cam Demoy Brookfield Multiplex
Frank McMahon Brookfield Multiplex
John Nolan Brookfield Multiplex
Jules Tribuzio Brookfield Multiplex
Michelle Zarb Brookfield Multiplex
Mitch Eaton Buro
Jaime Parsons Cardinia
Paul Tzamalis CBRE
Komal Krishna Cement Concrete & Aggregate Australia
Julio Brenes Cox
Cameron Conwell Cox
Ian Slutter Cox
Vicky Vu Cox
William Zundel Daly International
Larry Parsons DTPLI
Sophie Patitsas DTPLI
Dwibakti Bugroho Fender Katsalidis
Penpa Namgyal Fender Katsalidis
Shuian Sang Fender Katsalidis
Joe Venuto Fender Katsalidis
Seifu Bekele Global Wind Technology Services
John Holmes Global Wind Technology Services
Craig Skipsey Global Wind Technology Services
Matthew Holloway Grimshaw
Neil Stonell Grimshaw
Gilbert Yeon Grimshaw
George Argyrou Hendry
Michael Argyrou Hickory
Derek Hendry Hickory
David Hodgson Hodgson Partnership
Ilaria Akers Irwinconsult
Simon Di Pietrantonio Irwinconsult
Phil Gardiner Irwinconsult
Deniz Ibrahim Irwinconsult
Mark Paterson Irwinconsult
Dough Wallace Irwinconsult
Sara Jackson Jackson
Jose Alfano Jose Alfano
William Fong Landrum Brown
Livee Tan Landrum Brown
David Constantin Lend Lease
Stuart Kacir Lend Lease
Shannon McKenzie Lend Lease
Roland van Benten Lend Lease
James Wilson Lyons
Tim Macleod MacLeod Consulting
Vincent Amato Meinhardt
James Hargreaves Meinhardt
Patrick Lee Meinhardt
Andrew Murray Moull Murray Architects
Slav Angelovski Murchie
Steven Beer Murchie
Richard Dayag Murchie
Chris McCarthy Murchie
Ross Murchie Murchie
Tom Neudorfl Murchie
Chris Orr Murchie
Andrew Potts Murchie
John Carroll NDY
Socrates Capouleas PLP Building Surveyors & Consultants Pty Ltd
Millie Anderson Plus Architecture
Rainer Strunz Plus Architecture
Duncan Scott Proplan
Gabriel Kok River Lee
Joseph Presti Robert Bird Group
Tim Price Sinclair Brook
Julian Crow Slattery
Joost Kuckartz Sodis Lab
Matthew Bove TTW
Nigel Burdon TTW
Paul Sankey TTW
Jarrod Tai TTW
Richard Stokes Umow Lai
Matthew Francis University of Melbourne
Giorgio Marfella University of Melbourne
Paulo Vaz-Serra University of Melbourne
Philip Barnes Waterman
Sue Al-Azzawi Woods Bagot
Mingshu Chi Woods Bagot
David Christie Woods Bagot
Nick Deans Woods Bagot
Simon Dick Woods Bagot
Karl Engstrom Woods Bagot
Andy Gentry Woods Bagot
Olda Kurdiovsky Woods Bagot
Kristy Lawrence Woods Bagot
Matt McDonnell Woods Bagot
Tom Nelson Woods Bagot
Devin Pullyblank Woods Bagot
Marcus Vincent Ieraci Woods Bagot
Chris Akers WSP
Jillian Curry WSP
Nathan Dickson WSP
Golnaz Izadi WSP
Scott Lacey WSP
Julian Luvara WSP
Andrew Maroney WSP
Julian Mcneil WSP
Zeinab Movassaghi WSP
Mark Hennessy WSP Winward
Tim Roberts WT Partnerships
David Stewart WT Partnerships
Carari Lui
Tharaka Gunawardena