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CTBUH China Holds Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch: Research Roadmap, New Chinese Edition
August 2, 2017
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SHANGHAI – The CTBUH Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch for Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings, New Chinese Edition, co-hosted by CTBUH and Tongji University Press (TJUP), was successfully held at Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (TJAD) on Wednesday afternoon, August 2nd, 2017. The event was generously supported by the Architectural Society of Shanghai China (ASSC), Tongji University, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

From left to right: CTBUH China Office Academic Coordinator Prof. Zhendong Wang, Doctoral Supervisor & Assistant Dean in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University; Yi Hu; Jianhe Luo; Chunrong  Hua, Proprietor, Tongji Press; Jiaming Cao, Chairman, ASSC, and Vice Chairman, Architectural Society of China (ASC); CTBUH China Board Trustee Junjie Zhang, President, East China Architectural Design and Research Institute (ECADI); Zhaofan Li, Associate & Senior Structural Engineer, SOM; Prof. Ming Zhang, Associate Director of the Architecture Department, Tongji University; Xiaomei Lee, Executive Director & President, Gensler Shanghai; Chris Cheung, Head of Property & Asset Management, East & Central China, JLL; Ying Zhao, Senior Certification Reviewer & Quality Specialist, GBCI; and CTBUH China Office Director & Academic Coordinator Dr. Peng Du, Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology.

The event was divided into two parts. The first part was a panel discussion titled "Optimizing Tall Building Performance in China: From Conception to Operation,” which was organized by CTBUH. The CTBUH China Office Director & Academic Coordinator Dr. Peng Du, Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, was the moderator. Jiaming Cao, Chairman, ASSC, and Vice Chairman, Architectural Society of China (ASC), and Lizhi Ren, Vice President, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (TJAD), made opening remarks at the symposium.

Left: Jiaming Cao. Right: Lizhi Ren, Vice President, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (TJAD)

Following the introduction, Zhaofan Li, Associate & Senior Structural Engineer, SOM; Chris Cheung, Head of Property & Asset Management, East & Central China, JLL; Ying Zhao, Senior Certification Reviewer & Quality Specialist, GBCI; and Honglei Wu, Deputy Chief Engineer of Technology, Development Department, TJAD, delivered wonderful and informative speeches.

After the speeches, the moderator and the guests discussed the performance optimization of high-rise buildings.

From left to right: Peng Du, Zhaofan Li, Ying Zhao, Chris Cheung, Honglei Wu, Deputy Chief Engineer of Technology, Development Department, TJAD.
Following the first part of the event, the attendees had a break and enjoyed some refreshments.
Attendees enjoy a tea break midway through the event.
The second part of the event was the book launch of Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings,New Chinese Edition, which was published by CTBUH and Tongji Press. CTBUH China Office Academic Coordinator Prof. Zhendong Wang, Doctoral Supervisor & Assistant Dean in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, was the moderator. Chunrong  Hua, Proprietor, Tongji Press, made opening remarks for the book launch.  Dr. Du gave an introduction of the Roadmap.
From left to right: Zhendong Wang, Chunrong Hua, Peng Du.

Following the book launch, a symposium was hosted.  Jiaming Cao,  CTBUH China Board Trustee Junjie Zhang, President, East China Architectural Design and Research Institute (ECADI) and the Chairman of International Exchange Committee of China High-Rise Buildings; Prof. Ming Zhang, Associate Director of the Architecture Department, Tongji University; and Xiaomei Lee, Executive Director & President, Gensler Shanghai, joined the heated discussion about tall buildings and urban habitat presented by the findings in the Roadmap.

From left to right: Zhendong Wang, Jiaming Cao, Junjie Zhang, Ming Zhang, Xiaomei Lee.
The experts and audience were from various fields focused on tall buildings, including design, construction, management, and research. They discussed an overall view of performance optimization in high-rise buildings, based on different evaluation systems and existing research and outcomes. Different stages of tall building development, including preliminary planning, conceptual design, schematic design, construction, management, and maintenance, were involved in the disucssion. The event thus proved to be a comprehensive and successful one.
Left: The audience listens to the discussion. Right: Registration at the beginning of the event.
Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings, New Chinese Edition.