Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CTBUH Meeting: Thailand

June 22, 2011
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Seminar attendees

A seminar on "Design of High-rise Buildings" was jointly organized by the Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) and Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and was held at the headquarters of EIT in the afternoon of June 22, 2011. EIT, established in 1943, is the oldest and the largest Professional Engineering Association in Thailand with more than 30,000 members from all fields of the engineering professions. 

Professor Kim's presentation on tall building structures
Dr. Pennung Warnitchai, Thailand Country Representative
The seminar began with an introductory lecture by CTBUH Chairman, Sang Dae Kim, on "Tall Buildings Structural Systems". It was then followed by a presentation on "Design and Construction of the Outrigger Structure on Tall Buildings" by Dr. Kwang Ryang Chung and another presentation on "The Progress of Technology of Tall Buildings (with an emphasis on Wind Engineering)" by Mr. Jong Soo Kim. The seminar ended with a final presentation by Prof. Sang Dae Kim on "Introduction to CTBUH." He also encouraged the establishment of CTBUH Thailand in the near future. Dr. Pennung Warnitchai, the CTBUH's Country Representative of Thailand, and Dr. Amorn Pimanmas of EIT served as Master of Ceremonies for this event.
There were 156 seminar participants which included: 68 people from academic institutions (graduate students, lectures, professors); 42 people from design and engineering consulting firms; 25 people from construction companies and construction materials suppliers; 10 people from government agencies; 5 people from developers, and 6 people from other agencies. The majority of the attendees were engineers with several architects present.
Mr. Jong Soo Kim and Dr. Pennung Warnitchai
Dr. Kwang Ryang Chung's presentation
During the seminar, there were many questions and comments from the participants. The discussions were active and lively.  At the conclusion of the presentations, all participants were asked to rate the seminar. The majority rated the seminar as "excellent" and also showed that all of them were very satisfied with the outcome. Most found the presentations to be very clear and easy to understand, the content interesting and useful for their work, and the answers to questions were adequately addressed. Some, however, complained that the seminar was too short - it should have been a full day seminar with many participants requesting copies of the presentation files. It was overall a very successful seminar.