Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

AIT: Design of Tall Buildings - Trends and
Advancements for Structural Performance
November 12, 2016
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BANGKOK – As buildings become taller, the challenges for engineers and architects intensify.  Increases in population cause cities to become denser, creating a need for more innovative buildings that can accommodate families living in urban areas. These were some of the many issues deliberated at the seminar entitled Design of Tall Buildings: Trends and Advancements for Structural Performance held at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit from November 7 through 9. A workshop was also held from November 10 through 12 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
The event was organized by collaboration between AIT and Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI) USA, and supported by both the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and technology exhibitor thyssenkrupp.

Nearly 150 professionals in the industry, including engineers, architects, developers, researchers, and students, from countries across the globe, such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, joined the three-day seminar.
Attendees throughout the workshop discussed implications of building code, elvator strategies, and safety services.
Notable speakers included Joel Luna, Vice President and Chief Architect, Innovation and Design Group, Ayala Land; Jose A. Sy, President and CEO, Sy^2 + Associates Inc.; Karoon Chandrangsu, President, K.C.S & Associates Co., Ltd; Maythin Chantra-ou-rai, Executive Director, Architects 49 Ltd.; Winyou Wanichsiriroj, Executive Vice President, Design 103 International Ltd.; Teraphan Ornthammarath, Lecturer, Mahidol University; and Apichai Siridumrongphun, Project Development Director, Siam Sindhorn.
The event consisted of a three-day seminar and another three-day workshop, with 150 people from more than five countries in attendance.
Speakers from AIT included Pennung Warnitchai, School of Engineering and Technology, AIT; Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Solutions (AITS); Thaung Htut Aung, Deputy Projects Director, AITS; Keerati Tunthasawatana, Deputy Director, ACECOMS; Pramin Norachan, Senior Manager and Structural Engineer, AITS; Shabir Ali Talpur, Senior Engineer, AITS; Zia Uddin, Structural Engineer, AITS; and Fawad Najam, Ph.D. Candidate, AIT.

“We need structural solutions to architectural challenges,” Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Solutions (AITS) said while welcoming participants. Anwar highlighted that, in his opinion, the difference in mindsets between structural engineers and architects is that the former are trained to follow procedures, equations, rules, and conform, whereas the later are encouraged to dream and be defiant. To pioneer new techniques in designing tall buildings, he argued, both need to merge these differences for better collaboration.

Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AITS, gave a presentation on the CTBUH.
Architect Joel Luna of Ayala Land, Inc., which is the largest property development firm in the Philippines, stated that by 2050, two-thirds of humanity will be residing in cities. He emphasized that the key challenges and opportunities in developing Tall Buildings include: connectivity, to foster community interaction; sustainability, to create a balance between built and natural environment; and inclusivity, which can serve more people.
Engineer Jose A. Sy, President of Sy^2 + Associates Inc., elaborated that engineers should not be bound by the limitations of building codes, as code compliance is not enough to address design and architectural challenges. The Philippines is located along the Ring of Fire and faces 24 typhoons every year which means that the country has the same earthquake risk as California, Japan, New Zealand, and Haiti, yet the practices of earthquake engineering are not quite at par with the mentioned countries – an issue which can be addressed by combining collaboration and creativity, he argued.
Panel discussions were held at the end of each day for questions.
Topics of discussion throughout the three-day seminar portion of the event included the Progression of Structural Design Approaches, Structural Engineering Solutions to Architectural Challenges, Smart Systems for Structural Response Control, Performance-Based Design, Value Engineering, Peer Review, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment, Wind Tunnel Testing, State of Practice in Design of Tall Buildings in Philippines, and Architectural Innovations and Challenges in Tall Buildings.
From left: Earl P. Bonita, Head of PBD Department, Sy^2+ Associates Inc.; Joel Luna, Vice President and Chief Architect, Innovation and Design Group, Ayala Land; Jose A. Sy, President and CEO, Sy^2 + Associates Inc.,; Karoon Chandrangsu, President, K.C.S & Associates Co., Ltd.; Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Solutions (AITS); Rex Sirilan, Head of R&D Department, Sy^2+ Associates Inc.
The seminar was followed by a hands-on workshop using CSI software for structural engineers, held on AIT campus for two days and ending with a field visit to a wind tunnel testing lab and G Land Tower.
Participants:
Ronillo G. Banan 2E Engineering Technique
Ma. Cynthia Ong A. C. Ong Consulting Inc.
Mae Kareen B. Mañago A. C. Ong Consulting Inc.
Raphael Louis O. Suarez A. C. Ong Consulting Inc.
Keerati Tunthasuwatana ACECOMS
Naveed Anwar AIT Solutions
Pramin Norachan AIT Solutions
S.M. Zia Uddin AIT Solutions
Shabir Ali Talpur AIT Solutions
Thaung Htut Aung AIT Solutions
Gabriel S. Miro AMH Philippines, Inc.
Jen M. Tolentino AMH Philippines, Inc.
John Jerome B. Sy AMH Philippines, Inc.
Jose Carlo Eric L. Santos AMH Philippines, Inc.
Margarita Belen Ianne E. Vito AMH Philippines, Inc.
Rodora C. Cadiz AMH Philippines, Inc.
Ulpiano P. Ignacio, Jr. AMH Philippines, Inc.
Maythin Chantra-ou-rai Architects 49 Limited Thailand
Prabhakorn Vadanyakul Architects 49 Limited Thailand
Chanachat Apichartyakul Architectural Engineering 49 Limited
Teerapong Sricharoen Architectural Engineering 49 Limited
Fawad Najam Asian Institute of Technology
Pennung Warnitchai Asian Institute of Technology
Sivanappan Kumar Asian Institute of Technology
Surendra Shrestha Asian Institute of Technology
Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai Asian Institute of Technology
Salvador R. Aldecoa ASP Engineering Designs
Rolando B. San Andres Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP)
Joel Luna AyalaLand
Kanokpat Chanvaivit Bouygues-Thai Limited
Dharadon Seamanontaprinya CEDA Co.,Ltd.
Kanyapak Chareerak CEDA Co.,Ltd.
Nuttapong Tanasap CEDA Co.,Ltd.
Tongchate Nakhata CEDA Co.,Ltd.
Nuthaporn Nuttayasakul Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy
Chatpan Chintanapakdee Chulalongkorn University
Han Ni Tun Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Lian Lam Man Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Ma Theint Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Myat Mon Oo Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Phu Leh Wai Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Phyo Kay Thi Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Saw Htwe Zaw Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Toe Toe Win Committee Quality Control Highrise Building
Carmina B. Borja DCCD Engineering Corporation
Tanit Jaisa-ard Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning
Yupin Promlor Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning
Piyapong Wongmatar Departments of Civil Engineering, Chiang Mai University
Rattapon Ketiyot Departments of Civil Engineering, Chiang Mai University
Winyou Wanichsiriroj Design 103 International Ltd.
Jirapat Jirapapan DIB Construction Co.,Ltd
Kanita Pikasit DIB Construction Co.,Ltd
Kanueng Pikasit DIB Construction Co.,Ltd
Banu Ardi Hidayat Diponegoro University
Mungkorn Sattayanuwat EEC WSP Co., Ltd.
Jaime R. Esperanza ESCA Inc.
Rex G. Paguirigan ESCA Inc.
Ronald R. Garcia ESCA Inc.
Samard Buddee FSE Consultant Co.,Ltd.
Pornsawasdi Jeeracharundham ICONSIAM Company Limited
Astriana Hardawati Islamic University of Indonesia, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning
Erik Wahyu Pradana Islamic University of Indonesia, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning
Yunalia Muntafi Islamic University of Indonesia, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning
Manat Thong-Cha-Om Italian-Thai Development Plc.
Nikorn Sare-ow Italian-Thai Development Plc.
Supachai Sombut Italian-Thai Development Plc.
Voranop Rengraktham Italian-Thai Development Plc.
Karoon Chandrangsu K.C.S & Associates Co., Ltd.
Jay Naungjumnong K.C.S. & Associates Co., Ltd.
Wattanapol Phatikulrungsun K.C.S. & Associates Co., Ltd.
Kitjapat Phuvoravan Kasetsart University
Itsara Kalajit King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Natakan Naiyana King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Nattapat Wongpakdee King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Sutat Leelataviwat King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Wisit Kawayapanik King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Wongsa Wararuksajja King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Arnold B. Aglibot Macro Consulting Structural Engineers
Richard C. Fernandez Macro Consulting Structural Engineers
Ronald C. Santiago Macro Consulting Structural Engineers
Isara Narkaeo Magnolia Finest Corporation Limited
Teraphan Ornthammarath Mahidol University
Chittakorn Chamnongnit Major Development Public Company Limited
Patharavut Aojumpa Major Development Public Company Limited
Supol Akkaraareesuk Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.
Werakij Lertbunditkul Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.
Mom Mony Mony Engineering Consultants Ltd
Pwint Thandar Kyaw Kyaw Naypyitaw Development Committee
Sorasak Chanchaleaw Nichada Thani Group of Companies
Nattawut Asawasongkram NorCiv Engineering Co., Ltd.
Patarapol Tantipidok NorCiv Engineering Co., Ltd.
Puvanai Wirojjanapirom NorCiv Engineering Co., Ltd.
June Shyan Choo Otte International Pte Ltd
Thiti Ophatsodsai PACE Development Corporation Plc.
Terin Saneao Provincial Electricity Authority
Prayut Samanrattanasatien Pruksa Real Estate Plc.
Thawewat Chatchalermwit Pruksa Real Estate Plc.
Pisit Karnjanarujivut PSAA Consulting Engineers Co.,Ltd
Robert Christopher A. Niebres Quadstruct Inc.
Reynaldo A. Flordeliza R.A.Flordeliza Engineering Cosultancy
Boonchai Phungpaingam Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Kamtornkiat Musiket Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Sukhom Lipiloet Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Zaw Myo Chit Royal Ace Consultancy Group
Zaw Zaw Aung Royal Ace Consultancy Group
Melisa R. Ramirez Ruel B. Ramirez & Associates
Ruel B. Ramirez Ruel B. Ramirez & Associates
Zar Ni Bo S&A Co. Ltd,
Nawapong Mingkaew Sansiri Public Co.,Ltd
Ekkaphong Laovakiat SCG Building Materials Co., Ltd.
Poppong Sakulpipatsin SCG Building Materials Co., Ltd.
Prongsak Nukulkit SCG Building Materials Co., Ltd.
Nuttapon Bhuwatanavong Siam City Cement Public Company Limited
Naroemon Chuenuthai Siam Research and Innovation Co., Ltd
Kritsada Sisomphon Siam Research and Innovation Co., Ltd
Nawaporn Uttamangkoon Siam Research and Innovation Co., Ltd
Apichai Siridumrongphun Siam Sindhorn
Somsak Seubsai Stonehenge Co. Ltd.
Srisit Sumruamchit Stonehenge Co. Ltd.
Wanchai Pongkan Stonehenge Co. Ltd.
Weeraya Prathumchart Stonehenge Co. Ltd.
Bamnett Kunthasen STP&I Public Company Limited
Suwat Riensiriwan STP&I Public Company Limited
Earl P.Bonita Sy^2 + Associates Inc.
Jose A. Sy Sy^2 + Associates Inc.
Rex Sirilan Sy^2 + Associates Inc.
Aketranupong Inpang TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co.,Ltd.
Kittikun Jitpairod TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co.,Ltd.
Pabpilai Savekvihari TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co.,Ltd.
Panupong Boonpennimitr TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co.,Ltd.
Pichet Klaharn TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co.,Ltd.
Tiwanij Ponpuntin TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co.,Ltd.
Nattapong Makaratat Thailand Concrete Association
Songpot Saisueb The Association of Siamese Architechs
Ian Smith thyssenkrupp Elevator
Nopphawan Boontanasarn thyssenkrupp Elevator Southeast Asia
Tanista Ketkaew thyssenkrupp Elevator Southeast Asia
Kritchawach Boworntanadecha thyssenkrupp Elevator Thailand
Marc Spiegel thyssenkrupp Elevator Thailand
Phuvarit Pornlittikitkan thyssenkrupp Elevator Thailand
Taweewat thyssenkrupp Elevator Thailand
Kitti Boonsang Umbau Co., Ltd.
Tristan B. Mannag University of the Philippines
Melvir A. Talde University of the Philippines Diliman
Asisclo Villafuerte Villafuerte & Associates
Vasinthorn Thammathavorn VST Design Co.,Ltd.
Raichell G. Selosa Westbury Technical Services
Virginia Pepito Westbury Technical Services
Manoon Arayasiri
Woody Cabardo
Aadhish Man Rajbhandari
Abhishek Reddy
Anastasia Yesica
John Laurence Chan
Mi Mi Khine Soe
Nith Chan Virak
Shilpa Thilakarathna