Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

BUILDING TALL – Securing Tall


Thursday, May 18
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) are pleased to organize a joint lecture series bringing together a diverse group of experts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, and real estate development to uncover everything from the physics to the financials of how skyscrapers work, and what the future holds for building tall. Each event will see four speakers provide rapid-fire presentations and a panel discussion related to a pertinent topic in the tall building world.

Taking place in Chicago, United States, these discussions will extend far beyond the events themselves, with the findings edited into a produced video that will be distributed globally.

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Securing Tall: What’s the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

Building a skyscraper also means preparing for possible threats: earthquakes, strong winds, environmental deterioration, obsolescence, and terrorist plots. Four professionals remark on how to address these critical issues in tall buildings of the future.

Cost: $20 public / $12 CAF & CTBUH members / $10 students

Fire Engineering:

Simon Lay,
Olsson Fire & Risk

Architecture / Climate

Nicole Dosso,
Structural Engineering:

Don Davies,
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
History & Trends /
Event Moderator:

Antony Wood
Executive Director,

AIA Credit:

Brochure: Click here to download brochure.

Register: Click here to register.



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