Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

Presentations, Speakers, Videos & Technical Papers



Plenary 1 - Tall Buildings and Sustainable Cities: Dubai, Chicago, London

David Scott     

Day 1 Welcome & Chair:
David Scott, CTBUH Chairman

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Hussain Nasser Lootah   The Sustainable Vision of Dubai
HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Dubai Municipality

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Sadhu Johntson   Chicago: Building a Green City
Sadhu Johnston, City of Chicago


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Peter Rees   It’s Not What You Build, but the Place Where You Build It: Urban Sustainability in London
Peter Wynne Rees, City of London Corporation

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Plenary1 Panel   Plenary 1 Panel Questions and Answers

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Plenary 2 - The World's Tallest: Burj Dubai


Antony Wood P2 opening   Day 2 Welcome: Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director
Chair: Mark Amirault, Emaar

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Mohamed Ali Alabbar   A Vision for the World’s Tallest
HE Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar


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Adrian Smith   Designing the Burj Dubai
Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture


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Bill Baker   Engineering the World’s Tallest
William F. Baker, D. Stanton Korista and Lawrence C. Novak , Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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Plenary Session 2 panel   Plenary 2 Panel Questions and Answers

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Plenary 3 - Tall / Articulated / Sustainable Towers


Antony Wood P3 opening   Day 3 Welcome & Chair: David Scott & Antony Wood, CTBUH

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Ole Scheeren   Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
Ole Scheeren, OMA

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Ken Dalton   Towards More Sustainable Tall Buildings
Ken Dalton and Richard John, AECOM / Faber Maunsell

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Leslie Robertson   Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise……
Paul Katz, Leslie Robertson, David Malott and SawTeen See, Kohn Pedersen Fox & LERA

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Plenary Session 3 video   Plenary 3 Panel Questions and Answers

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Track 1 - Urban Sustainability


Alastair Collins T1 opening   Chair: Alastair Collins, Davis Langdon

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Habiba Al Marashi   From the Tallest to the Greenest - Paradigm Shift in Dubai
Habiba Al Marashi, Emirates Environmental Group

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Ken Yeang   Ecoskyscrapers and Ecomimesis: New Tall Building Typologies
Ken Yeang, Llewelyn Davies Yeang


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Michael Beaven   Tall Buildings Sustainability from the Bottom Up
Michael Beaven, Arup

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Lee Morris   Towards a 21st Century Post Carbon Urbanised Society
Lee Morris, WS Atkins


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Track 1 Panel   Track 1 Panel Questions and Answers

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Track 2 - Sustainable Structural Systems


Bart Sullivan   Chair: Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantur Seinuk

Werner Sobek   Sustainable Tall Buildings – Some Introductory Remarks
Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Ingenieure

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Akbar Tamboli   Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
Akbar Tamboli, Thornton Tomasetti

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Kerry Galbraith   Structural Sustainability in the Gulf – Fact and Fiction
Kerry Galbraith, KEO International Consultants

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Kyoung Sun Moon   Material-Saving Design Strategies for Tall Building Structures
Kyoung Sun Moon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Track 3 - Middle East Experiences


Richard Marshall opening T3  

Chair: Richard Marshall, Woods Bagot

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Shaun Killa   Harnessing Energy in Tall Buildings: Bahrain World Trade Center and Beyond
Shaun Killa, WS Atkins

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Andy Davids   A Postcard from Dubai - Design and Construction of Some of the Tallest Buildings in the World
Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting

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David Fischer   Rotating Tower Dubai
David Fisher, Dynamic Architecture Group

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Hande Unlu   Oppressive Impact of High Rise Office Buildings on Inhabitants through an Istanbul Case Study
Hande Ünlü, University of Tokyo


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Track 3 Questions and Answers
 

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Track 4 - Sustainability: The Bottom Line


Stephen DeSimone T4 opening  

Chair: Stephen De Simone, De Simone Engineers

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Alastair Collins   The Economics of Sustainable Tall Buildings
Alastair Collins, Steve Watts and Mark McAlister, Davis Langdon LLP CB Richard Ellis

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Michael Deane   Delivering Sustainable Tall Buildings
Michael Deane, Turner

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Antony Wood   Green or Grey? The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability
Antony Wood, Illinois Institute of Technology / CTBUH

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Gordon Gill   Global Environmental Contextualism
Gordon Gill and Robert Forest, Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture

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Track 5 - Sustainable MEP


Geoff Hardy T5 opening  

Chair: Geoff Hardy, AECOM / Bassett

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Johannes De Jong   Advances in Elevator Technology: Sustainability and Energy Implications
Johannes De Jong, KONE

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Lester Partridge   Greening Your Skyscraper: Case Study in Improving the Environmental Performance of an Existing Skyscraper
Lester Partridge and Eoin Loughnane, AECOM / Bassett

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Brian Ford   Natural Ventilation of Tall Buildings – Options and Limitations
David Etheridge and Brian Ford, University of Nottingham

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Seifu Bekele   Microclimate Study of a City in Hot and Humid Climate
Seifu Bekele, Ian Jones and Gokul K. Rajamani, Vipac Engineers & Scientists Ltd

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T5 Questions and Answers  

Track 5 Panel Questions and Answers

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Track 6 - Asian Experiences


Ahmad Abdelrazaq  

Chair: Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung Corporation

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Gary Lawrence   Urban Development To Combat Climate Change: Dongtan Eco-city and Risk Management Strategies
Peter Head and Gary Lawrence, Arup

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Roger Frechette   Towards Zero Energy: A Case Study of the Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou, China
Roger Frechette and Russell Gilchrist, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Matthias Olt   Sustainable Design in South Korea and Vietnam: Referencing Culture Through Modern Architecture
Matthias A. Olt and James P. Rothwell, Callison

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Sudhir Jambhekar   Addressing India’s Local Concerns With A Sustainable Approach To Building Tall
Sudhir Jambhekar and Peter Weingarten, FX Fowle

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Track 7 - Sustainable Themes


Erin Rae Hoffer   Chair: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk

Mir Ali   Overview of Sustainable Design Factors in High-Rise Buildings
Mir Ali and Paul Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Barbara Lippiatt   NIST Metrics and Tools for Tall and Green Buildings
Shyam Sunder and Barbara Lippiat, NIST

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Philip Oldfield   Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: A Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High Rise Buildings
Philip Oldfield, Dario Trabucco and Antony Wood, University of Nottingham IUAV University Venice IIT/CTBUH

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Dickson Despommier   The Vertical Farm: The Sky-scraper as Vehicle for a Sustainable Urban Agriculture
Dickson Despommier and Eric Ellingsen, Columbia University / Illinois Institute of Technology

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Track 8 - Energy Creation at Height


Stephen Oehme  

Chair: Stephen Oehme, Hyder Consulting

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Roy Denoon   Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings
Roy Denoon, Brad Cochran, David Banks and Graeme Wood, CPP

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Luke Leung & Peter Weismantle   Sky-Sourced Sustainability - How Super Tall Buildings can Benefit from Height
Luke Leung and Peter Weismantle, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Peter Irwin   Friend or Foe, Wind at Height
Peter Irwin, John Kilpatrick and Andrea Frisque, RWDI

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Peter Land   Innovations in Sustainability at Height: Experimental Tall Buildings
Peter Land, Illinois Institute of Technology

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Track 9 - North American Experiences


Tim Johnson   Chair: Tim Johnson, NBBJ

Stephen DeSimone   Building Tall: A renewed Urban Imperative
Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

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John Lahey   A Tale of Two Cities: Collaborative Innovations for Sustainable Towers
John Lahey, Martin Wolf, Ron Klemencic, and Ola Johansson, Solomon Cordwell Buenz & MKA

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Jeffrey Heller   San Francisco: Promoting Tall Buildings Through Sustainable Incentives
Jeffrey Heller, Clark Manus, and Craig Nikitas, Heller Manus San Francisco Planning Department

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Barry Charnish   The Bow: Unique Diagrid Structural System for a Sustainable Tall Building
Barry Charnish and Terry McDonnell, Halcrow Yolles

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T9 Panel Questions and Answers  

Track 9 Panel Questions and Answers

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Track 10 - Burj Dubai


Nicholas Billotti  

Chair: Nicholas E. Billotti, Turner International LLC

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Ahmad Abdelrazaq   Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Kyung Jun Kim and Jae Ho Kim, Samsung Engineering & Construction

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John Evenson & Aaron Vanney   Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
Jon Evenson and Aaron Vanney, Rolf Jensen & Associates

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Lee Herzog   Façade Access for the Burj Dubai and other Articulating Towers
Lee Herzog, Citadel / Lerch Bates

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Clyde Baker   The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World’s Tallest Buildings
Clyde N. Baker, Tony A. Kiefer, Steven W. Nicoson, and Khaldoun Fahoum, AECOM / STS

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Track 10 Panel Questions and Answers  

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Track 11 - Instant Cities: Korea


Charles Reid  

Chair: Charles Reid, Gale International

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Christine Whitman  

New Songdo City – The Making of a New Green City
Christine Todd Whitman, Charles Reid, James von Klemperer, Josh Radoff and Anthony Roy, Whitman Strategy Group Gale International Kohn Pedersen Fox YRG

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Ashok Raiji  

Structural System of North-East Asia Trade Tower in Korea
Kwang Chung, David Scott, Ashok Raiji, Do Hyun Kim, In Ho Ha and Ki Dong Park, DongYang Structural Engineers, Arup, Daewoo E&C & DICT

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David Scott   Panel Discussion: New Songdo City
Charles Reid, Christie Whitman, James Von Klemperer and David Scott

Kim Jong Soo  

Structural Schematic Design of a Tall Building in Asan using the Diagrid System
Kim Jong Soo, Kim Young Sik and Lho Seung Hee, CS Structural Engineering

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T12 - International Tall Overview


Sang Dae Kim  

Chair: Sang Dae Kim, Korea University

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Stephan Reinke   Tall Building Design Intelligence: An International Perspective
Stephan Reinke, Woods Bagot

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Georges Binder   The “International” Skyscraper: Observations
Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA

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Mahjoub Elnimeiri   Dubai Tower 29, Structure and Form
Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Illinois Institute of Technology

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Frits Scheublin   Tall Buildings in the Netherlands: Constraints to Innovation
Frits Scheublin, Eindhoven University of Technology

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Track 12 Panel Questions and Answers  

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Track 13 - Alternative Design Thinking


David Scott  

Chair: David Scott, CTBUH Chairman

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Hani Rashid   Elegance, Stature & Meaning in Tall Building Design
Hani Rashid, Asymptote

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Ken Shuttleworth   Form and Skin: Antidotes to Transparency in High Rise Buildings
Ken Shuttleworth, Make

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Simon Allford & Paul Monaghan   The Tall Building, Reconsidered...
Simon Allford, Paul Monaghan and Jeremy Melvin, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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Jeanne Gang   Wanted: Tall Buildings Less Iconic, More Specific
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang

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Track 13 Panel Questions and Answers  

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Track 14 - Façades & Structural Dynamics


Ibrahim Al Saudi   Chair: Ibrahim Al Saudi, Saudi Oger

Karl Vollers  

Morphological Scheme of Second-Generation Non-Orthogonal High-Rises
Karel Vollers, Delft University

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Sam Lee  

Nonlinear Dynamic Earthquake Analysis of Skyscrapers
Sam Lee, Guangzhou Scientific Computing Consultants

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Sang Dae Kim   Evaluations of the Dynamic Properties for a Residential Tall Building in Korea
Ji Young Kim, Dae Young Kim and Sang Dae Kim, Daewoo E&C Korea University

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Kan Shimizu   Control Effect of Hydraulic Dampers Installed in High-rise Building Observed during Earthquakes
Kan Shimizu, Satoshi Orui, Haruhiko Kurino, Yukihiro Omika and Norihide Koshika, Kajima Corporation


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Track 14 Panel Questions and Answers  

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Track 15 - European Experiences


Jan Klerks   Chair: Jan Klerks, Dutch Council on Tall Buildings

Kamran Moazami   Steel-Concrete-Steel: Unique Hybrids at London Tallest
Kamran Moazami, John Parker and Rodolfo Giannini, WSP Cantor Seinuk

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Robert Halvorson   Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower and Other Tall Collaborations
Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners

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Eric Ysebrant   Building, Rebuilding or Renovating Contextual Sustainable Tall Buildings in a Historical European City Center
Eric Ysebrant, Josse Wayembergh and Isidore Zielonka, ASSAR Architects & ART & BUILD Architect

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Brian Duffy   The Need for Vision: Tall Buildings in Dublin
Brian Duffy, Traynor O’Toole

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Track 16 - Interior & Social Issues


Sadah Al Rayes
  Chair: Sabah Al Rayes, PACE Consulting

Jason Pomeroy   Sky Courts as Transitional Space: Using Space Syntax as a Predictive Theory
Jason Pomeroy, Broadway Malyan

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Ross Palmer
  Noise In High Rise Buildings
Ross Palmer, Palmer Acoustics

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Matthew Stead   Noise and Vibration Sources and Mitigation in Green Buildings
Peter Swift and Matthew Stead, ACECOM / Bassett

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Robert Lau  

Understanding the Demise and Transformation of Chicago’s High-Rise Social Housing
Robert Lau and Bradford Hunt, Roosevelt University

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Track 17 - Fire & Safety (I)


Carl Baldassarra
  Chair: Carl Baldassarra, Schirmer Engineering

Robert Solomon
  Measuring Optimum and Code-Plus Design Criteria for the High Rise Environment
Robert Solomon, NFPA

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Richard Bukowski
  Emergency Egress from Ultra Tall Buildings
Richard Bukowski, NIST

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Simon Lay
  Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High Rise Buildings
Simon Lay, WSP Group

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Daniel O'Connor   Building Façade or Fire Safety Façade?
Daniel O’Connor, Schirmer Engineering

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Track 17 Panel Questions and Answers  

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Track 18 - USA Experiences


Ron Klemencic
  Chair: Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic

Bart Sullivan   Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
Ahmad Rahimian,Yoram Eilon and Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk

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Thomas Scarangello
  A Statement in Steel: The New York Times Building
Thomas Z. Scarangello, Kyle E. Krall and Jeffrey A. Callow, Thornton Tomasetti

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Martin Maingot
  Tall, Gray, and Green: Reinforced Concrete Construction in the Pacific Northwest
Martin Maingot, Cary Kopczynski & Company

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Steven Baldridge   Tall Structural Sustainability in an Island Context: The Hawaii Experience
Steve Baldridge, Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering

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Track 19 Panel Questions and Answers

Track 18 Panel Questions and Answers

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Track 19 - Financial & Other Aspects


Cecily Davis
  Chair: Cecily Davis, DLA Piper

Peter De Jong
  Building Cost and Eco-Cost Aspects of Tall Buildings
Peter De Jong and Hans Wamelink, Delft University

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Abdulaziz S. Al-Yousef   The Synergy between Value Engineering and Sustainable Construction
Abdulaziz S. Al-Yousefi, Al-Yousefi Value Engineering

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Brenda Calvin   Selling Luxury Residential High-rise; Pre-sales through Completion
Brenda Calvin, The Calvin Group

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Wayne LaBar
  Tall Tales: A Century of Exhibiting Tall Buildings
Wayne LaBar and Antony Wood, Liberty Science Center Illinois Institute of
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Track 20 - Fire & Safety (II)


William Maibusch  

Chair: William Maibusch, Turner

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Martin Reiss & Fang Li   Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou: Fire Protection Strategies for an Energy Efficient High-Rise Building
Fang Li, James Antell and Martin Reiss, Rolf Jensen & Associates

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Martin Kealy
  Fire Engineering Super-Tall: A New Approach to Escape
Martin Kealy, Schirmer Engineering

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Mike Ferreira
  Protecting the Stair Enclosure in Tall Buildings Impacted by Stack Effect
Mike Ferreira and John Cutonilli, Hughes Associates

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Jean-Claude Gerardy
  Sustainable Steel Buildings through Natural Fire Safety Concept
Jean-Claude Gérardy, Arcelor Mittal

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Track 21 - Experiences Asia & Australia


Brett Taylor
  Chair: Brett Taylor, Bornhorst & Ward

Stefan Krummeck   Towers and Urbanism in the Context of China
Stefan Krummeck, Terry Farrell & Partners

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Ming Zhang  

Building Brand Identity: Sustainable yet Iconic High-rise Design for China’s Power Companies
Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2

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Darran Kindrachuk  

Sustainable Groundscrapers and Megaplate Towers
Rocco Bressi and Darran Kindracuk, Bovis Lend Lease

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Hatice Sozer
  Looking for Cultural Response and Sustainability in the Design of a High-Rise Tower in the Middle East
Hatice Sözer and Ray Clark, Nigde University Illinois Institute of Technology

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Poster Presentations


Finite Element Modelling of Structural Steel Frame in Fire
A Allam A. and Ali Nadjai, SCADIA Ulster University


Evolving Technology for Design and Construction of Tall Concrete Structures
Hanns Baumann, Baumann Research and Development


Effect of Duct Width in Ducted Photovoltaic Facades
Abdel Rahman Elbakheit, Shawir Sustainable Architecture


Application of High-Strength and Corrosion-Resistant ASTM A1035 Steel Reinforcing Bar in Concrete High-Rise Construction
Salem Faza, J. Kwok and O. Salah, MMFX Technologies Zamil Holding


Design Strategies for Environmentally Sustainable Residential Skyscrapers
Sabrina Fazlic, Cardiff University


Estimation of the Initial Stiffness and Moment Resistance of Steel and Composite Joints
Aleksander Kozlowski, Rysard Kowalczyk and Marian Gizejowsk, University Rzeszow, University Beira University Warsaw


Mile High Tower: Concept of Vertical City
Masayoshi Nakai, Takashi Nishimura, Akihiko Ueda, Daishi Yoshimoto and Tatsuo Okamoto, Takenaka Corporation


A Guide For Evaluating Plans For Tall Buildings
David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of the Interior


Developing Habitable Wind Environments
Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants Pty Ltd


Skyscrapers in the context of Amman, Jordan
Samer Abu Ghazaleh, University of Jordan


Provocations: Sustainable Architecture Today
Robert Fox, Cook Fox Architects