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The CTBUH 2016 Colombo Forum:
Collaborative Approaches in Tall Building Design
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June 27, 2016

COLOMBOThe CTBUH 2016 Colombo Forum was held on June 27, 2016, on the theme of “Collaborative Approaches in Tall Building Design” at the Kings Court, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo. It was yet again another successful gathering of many prominent tall building professionals in the industry in the form of engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, interior designers, investors, real estate developers, and academics and researchers, amounting to more than 200 participants.

CTBUH Mumbai City Representative Anil Hira, structural engineer for BuroHappold Engineering, was one of the key invited speakers for the event. He gave an outstanding presentation on “Unique Characteristics for the Design of Tall Buildings” in regional and global contexts. Through analysis, he was emphasized the importance of a collaborative design effort by all stakeholders to ensure a sustainable, buildable, and economical solution while preserving the owner’s ambitions and architectural intent. The presentation included many examples of recent tall building projects designed by Buro Happold Engineering and provided an unseen aspect to some of the world’s best known structures.

Over 200 participants attended the event in Sri Lanka. Eng. Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering, CTBUH Mumbai

The second speaker and distinguished guest at the forum was Dr. John Holmes from JDH Consulting, Australia. One of the best known wind engineering experts in the world, he is largely responsible for the content published through the Australian Wind Code and author of the much utilized wind engineering publication, “Wind Loading of Structures.” He presented on the topic of “Wind loads on Tall Structures” and discussed the essential features of tall structures as related to wind. The roles of both wind tunnel tests and wind codes and standards were compared, and case studies were presented for improved evaluation. Dr. Holmes was also able to share some of his expertise on the wind loading patterns and analysis methods that could be utilized in ascertaining Sri Lankan wind information.

Distinguished guest Dr. John Holmes, JDH Consulting, speaks as a leading expert in wind engineering.
Mr. Sandeep Holey, UltraTech Cement Lanka, presents on the role of his company in Sri Lanka's building industry.

The two talks were followed up by a short presentation by Sandeep Holey, Marketing & Technical General Manager at UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., on the important role played by his company in the Sri Lankan high-rise building industry. This was followed by a brief question and answer session, after which the guests continued for an informal networking session over cocktails. Many were able to interact with the speakers and clarify any queries, while also making important connections with each other.

A participant speaks during the question session.
The forum was chaired by Professor Priyan Mendis, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Melbourne, and CTBUH Sri Lanka representative Shiromal Fernando. UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. were platinum sponsor for the event were, while Millennium Concrete Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd., Airow Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd., and Melwire Rolling (Pvt.) Ltd were gold sponsors, and Captain Steel (Pvt.) Ltd. and Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd were silver sponsors.
Shiromal Fernando, CTBUH Sri Lanka, helped chair the forum along with Priyan Mendis, University of Melbourne. After the discussion, an informal networking session took place over cocktails.
Participants:
Dhammika Deshapriya Silva Access Engineering PLC
Vajira Attanayake Airow Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
Udara Ranasinghe Airow Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
Dileepa Sumathipala Airow Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
P. Sirinivasa Charyulu ALTAIR Project Contractor [Shapoorji Pallonji Company]
Mr. Baiju Ramachandran ALTAIR Project Contractor [Shapoorji Pallonji Company]
Pranay Sharma ALTAIR Project Contractor [Shapoorji Pallonji Company]
Mr. Nawshad Valiya ALTAIR Project Contractor [Shapoorji Pallonji Company]
Ruwan Priyankara Arch Triad Consultants
Prasanna Silva Arch Triad Consultants
Raja Sivaraman Arch Triad Consultants
Raju Sivaraman Arch Triad Consultants
Sunil Aryawardena Arch. International Pvt. Ltd.
Shantha Arpico
B. A. Thilakaratna Arpico
Mohan Silva Avant Garde
Lalithe Indrajith Warusavitarana Aviation
Mr. Wang Qisheng AVIC, Astoria
Mr. Xiao Yu AVIC, Astoria
John Balmond Balmond Studio
Matteo Mascaro Balmond Studio
Janaka Perera Balmond Studio
Matthew Richardson Balmond Studio
Babitha Weerarachchi Balmond Studio
Shyanaka Dananjaya Blue Ocean Residencies (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. Munasinghe Blue Ocean Residencies (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. B. Shyamalan Blue Ocean Residencies (Pvt.) Ltd.
G. H. R. S. E. Silva Building Construction and Maintenance, Department of Labour
Mr. Chanchal Bose Captain Steel (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr. Sarath De Silva Captain Steel (Pvt) Ltd.
Rajitha Dasanayake Chartered Quantity Surveyors (Pvt) Ltd
Kithmal Perera Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Dilina Hettiarachchi Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Bhathiya Waduge Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Bishar Haadi Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Thisara Welhena Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Jagath Krishantha Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Susanka Mathangaweera Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Tharanga Pradeep Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Asoka Jayawardena Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Balrajh Kiriparan Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Ms. Theasha Amarathunga CML-MTD Construction Ltd.
Kanages Apilas CML-MTD Construction Ltd.
Ms. Shanika Cabraal CML-MTD Construction Ltd.
Ramesh Kannan Colombo City Centre
D.G. Jayarathna Cost Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd
Bhami Ilyas CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants
Mrs. K.S.A. Dayananda Dayananda Associates (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. M. Vignarajah Dept. of Civil Engineering - Kotalawala Defence University
Prof. (Mrs). Chintha Jayasinghe Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Moratuwa
Prof. Thishan Jayasinghe Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Moratuwa
Dr. Chinthaka Mallikarachchi Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Moratuwa
Dr. D. Nanayakkara Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Moratuwa
Prof S.M.A. Nanayakkara Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Moratuwa
Mr. Pasidu Weerasinghe Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Moratuwa
Dr. Sudhira De Silva Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Ruhuna
Dr. H. P. Sooriyarachchi Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Ruhuna
Dr. K. S. Wanniarachchi Dept. of Civil Engineering - University of Ruhuna
G.T.R. De Silva Design Advocacy (Pvt) Ltd
Ravi Tennakoon Design Advocacy (Pvt) Ltd
Vasana Jayasena Design Consortium Limited
Sujeewa Amarasinghe Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Gishanka De Silva Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Suranjith De Silva Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Chandana Gunatilake Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Dilani Gunawardena Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Chamath Jayaweera Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Ayesha Kalupahana Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Thanuja Liyanage Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Rohitha Peiris Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. W. K. K. Ratnasiri Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd
Major Gen. L. B. R. Mark Disaster Management Centre
Mr. K.K.G. Chathuranga Edifice Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd.
Ms. Nirthiha Maheshwaran Edifice Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd.
Lalindra Sandeepa Edifice Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. T.M.C.R. Weerakoon Edifice Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mangala Silva Engineering Consultants Limited
Dr. Shiromi Karunarathne Faculty of Engineering - SLIIT
Eranga Kariyapperuma Fosroc Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Neelanga Sooriyarachchi Hilti Sri Lanka
Thushara Priyadarshana Holcim Lanka Ltd.
Sanka Seneviratne Holcim Lanka Ltd.
Mr. Suminda Hathurusinghe Hunters and Co. Ltd.
Chamil Jayawardane Hyundai (Pvt.) Ltd.
Jisung Yu Hyundai (Pvt.) Ltd.
Eung Jin Park Hyundai Keangnam Nawaloka Joint Venture
Ishara Dhanapala Hyundai Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Nilan Herath Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
Proboda Jinasena Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
M. N. A. Samad Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka(IESL)
Prof. Chitra Wedikkara Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Sri Lanka (IQSSL)
Nishantha Wickramasinghe Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Sri Lanka (IQSSL)
Damitha Ranasinghe John Keels Holdings PLC
Devin Gunawardene John Keels Holdings PLC
Hashitha Milinda John Keels Holdings PLC
Dinushka Kaluthota John Keels Holdings PLC
Lalitha Katugampola John Keels Holdings PLC
Suraj Perera John Keels Holdings PLC
Chandu Soyza John Keels Holdings PLC
Shuaib Zarajudeen John Keels Holdings PLC
Indika Jayasuriya Logimech Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. Cai Xiaofeng Lotus Tower Project Contractor [CEIEC]
Jiao Zhichao Lotus Tower Project Contractor [CEIEC]
Roshan Madarasinghe Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd.
Dilshan Abdulla Maldives Transport and Contracting Company PLC
Col. Mahindaratne Tennakoon Melwire Rolling (Pvt) Ltd.
Ruwan Mallawarachchi Millenium Concrete Technologies (Pvt) Ltd
Ravi Nissanka Millenium Concrete Technologies (Pvt) Ltd
Shehan Wickramasinghe Millenium Concrete Technologies (Pvt) Ltd
Kumuduni Jayawardena National Building & Research Organisation (NBRO)
Dr. Asiri Karunawardena National Building & Research Organisation (NBRO)
Lalith Pallegama National Building & Research Organisation (NBRO)
Ms. Champa Hapangama Nawaloka Construction Company (Pvt.) Ltd.
Nandana Abeysuriya NCD Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
Raj Loganathan Perigon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Arosh Nishantha Prime lands Group (Pvt.) Ltd.
Ms. Sandamini Perera Prime lands Group (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. Drahmanage Premalal Prime lands Group (Pvt.) Ltd.
Hemantha Bandara Qserv (Pvt.) Ltd.
Nishantha Ratnayake Quantity Surveying and Cost Consultants (QSCC)
D. L. Amarasinghe Sanken Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Rohana Wannigama Sanken Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Dr. Milroy Perera Selvaratnam & Perera
Udayanga Alwis Shangri La
Nissanka Marambe Sierra Construction Ltd.
Shawn Fernando Sika Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. Lakmal Senadheera Sika Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Athula Amarasekara Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA)
Ranjan Nadeshapillai Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA)
Jayantha Perera Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA)
S. A. Karunaratne Stems Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
M. C. R. Kumara Surath Wickramasinghe Associates Consulting (Pvt) Ltd.
Dharmasiri De Alwis Telecom Regulatory Commission
Varuna de Silva Telecom Regulatory Commission
Anura Kumarapeli Telecom Regulatory Commission
Prof. Samitha Manawadu Telecom Regulatory Commission
Chula De Silva The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
Rohan Tudawe Tudawe Brothers
Ananda Silva UltraTech Cement
Mr. Vinod Sudesh Wurth Lanka
Luo Quingping Zhongtian Construction Group