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CTBUH Brazil Launches Chapter in Joint Event
April 8, 2014
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SAO PAULO – CTBUH Brazil held its inaugural event “Toward Sustainable Verticalism” at the Millennium Convention Center on April 8th. The event was jointly held with Fiabci/Brasil, the local branch of the International Real Estate Federation.
Joseph Burns, former CTBUH Advisory Group member / Thornton Tomasetti, and audience.
With over 60 guests in attendance, the event had the participation of professional leaders, who presented and discussed different aspects of building tall and sustainability. This discussion comes at a very key moment, since the city of Sao Paulo is currently holding talks about tall building public policy in its master plan revision.
Rafael Gomes de Oliveira, CTBUH city representative / Thornton Tomasetti Antonio Macêdo, CTBUH country representative / Ecobuilding
The first panel featured Joseph Burns, former CTBUH Advisory Group member and managing principal at Thornton Tomasetti, showing the structural strategies for the next tallest building in the world, the Kingdom Tower, and its sustainability implications. Rafael Gomes de Oliveira, CTBUH city representative for Sao Paulo, also from Thornton Tomasetti, talked about the history and future of tall buildings in Brazil. The panel was moderated by Antonio Macêdo, CTBUH country representative for Brazil and Director, Ecobuilding.
Eng. Paulo Helene, PhD Engenharia
Eng. Mário Franco, JKMF
In the next session, engineers Paulo Helene of PhD Engenharia and Mario Franco of JKMF, two leading local engineering offices, gave excellent talks about the impact of high-performance concrete on sustainability, and the effects of incremental analysis and long-term deformations, respectively. Moderator Hamilton Leite, director of sustainability for Secovi-SP, helped steer the discussion with the two engineers.
Cathy Yang, CTBUH trustee / Taipei 101, and Basilio Jafet, Fiabci/Brasil, participate in a discussion to close the event
The closing session featured Cathy Yang, CTBUH trustee and general manager of Taipei 101, who kindly flew 29 hours one-way to give her presentation, describing the alterations the iconic building went through in order to become one of the “greenest” tall buildings in the world. Basilio Jafet, president of Fiabci/Brasil, closed the event by moderating a conversation with Yang.
The presentations varied in nature and captured the essence of the CTBUH mission of promoting international and interdisciplinary dialogue. At the launch event, the CTBUH Brazil chapter leaders also announced they are planning to take a delegation of Brazilian professionals to attend the 2014 CTBUH International Conference in Shanghai, in September. For more information, email brazil@ctbuh.org.
Attendees: Fernanda Lisboa Advocacia Lisboa
  Thaty Baldini Baldini Leitão Arquitetos
  Vanessa Lima Nunes Dias Brookfield Incorporações S.A.
  Monica Illa Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura e Design
  Caique Niemeyer Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura e Design
  Hamilton de França Leite Jr. Casoi Desenvolvimento Imobiliário
  Cristiane Spindola Codeme Engenharia
  Ricardo Uchoa Luna Conx Construtora e Incorporadora
  Antonio Macêdo Ecobuilding
  Victor Gustavo Chiai ERICO
  Sergio Luiz dos Santos Vieira ESPB Espírito Santo Property Brasil S/A
  Hugo Corres FHECOR
  Flavio Cesar Bitelli Flavio Cesar Bitelli
  Ricardo Leopoldo e Silva França França e Associados
  Bartorz Skowron Gensler
  Gil Carvalho Gil Carvalho Arquitetos Associados Ltda.
  Mauricio Bianchi Groupe Allard
  Raphael Costa Hardesty & Hanover Engenharia do Brasil
  Rosa Lia Speranza HOCHTIEF do Brasil
  Basilio Jafet Jafet S/A
  Rafael Magalhaes Laurindo JHSF
  Suely Bueno JKMF
  Heloisa Ribeiro Moreira Dias JKMF
  Mario Franco JKMF
  Luciano Molina Medabil Multiandares
  Rafael Matos Método Engenharia
  Alexandre Luiz Vasconcellos Método Engenharia
  MARIA DO CARMO MARTINS National Realty
  Saulo de Aquino Nunes Filho Odebrecht
  Ricardo Pereira Leite P³ Urb
  André Barbosa Cintra PhD Engenharia
  Paulo Helene PhD Engenharia
  NATHALIA BARBOZA Revista Notícias da Construção – SindusCon-SP
  Daniel Cook Rics
  Marcia Ferrari Rics
  Roberto Yuichi Akazawa Secovi - SP
  Claudio Bernardes Secovi - SP
  João Crestana Secovi - SP
  Eduardo Della Manna Secovi - SP
  Laerte J. T. Temple Secovi - SP
  Fernando Jose Teixeira Filho Sinduscon SP
  Sebastião Alves Skanska Latin America
  Luiz Augusto Sobloco
  Cathy Yang Taipei 101
  Wilson Lima Tenatech Engenharia Ltda
  Joseph Burns Thornton Tomasetti
  Rafael Gomes de Oliveira Thornton Tomasetti
  Lauana Lins Rodrigues Thornton Tomasetti
  Euclides Trovato Thornton Tomasetti
  Luiz Frederico Rangel Uniarq Arquitetura Ltda
  Bruna César VR Empreendimentos
  João Petrocelle VR Empreendimentos
  Arnaldo Christofi
  Caio Fernandes Garcia
  Arthur Jafet
  Vanessa de Carvalho Junqueira.
  Rafael Lazzarini
  Rodrigo Cervino Lopez
  Stella Ribeiro Moreira
  Charles Nader
  Diego Velletri
  Marcos Velletri
  Cicero Yagi