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CTBUH Special Edition of The Journal of Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings

This special, multi-disciplinary edition of the publication “The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings”, was a collaboration between the CTBUH and John Wiley and Sons, published in December of 2007 and 2008. Co-edited by CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and the Journal's regular editor Gary Hart, these special issues sought to explore and expand multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary tall building themes.

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CTBUH Special Edition, December 2008

Second Special Issue  
The papers contained in the CTBUH 2nd Special Edition of the The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings continue the theme and dialogue started at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai
—that of ‘Sustainability in the Context of Tall’—and extend it to embrace numerous building disciplines, in keeping with the intention to make the CTBUH special edition a multidisciplinary publication.

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Papers in this edition include:
A Tall, Green Future” by Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architects; “The Builder’s Role in Delivering Sustainable Tall Buildings” by Michael Deane of Turner Construction; “The Sustainable Structures of Tall Buildings” by Professor Mahjoub Elnimeiri and Prairna Gupta of the Illinois Institute of Technology; “Sky Sourced Sustainability: The potential advantages of Building Tall” by Luke Leung and Peter Weismantle of Epstein & SOM; “Wind and Tall Buildings – Negatives and Positives” by Peter Irwin and colleagues at RWDI; “Committed Carbon – Upgrading Existing Buildings” by Lester Partridge and Eoin Loughnane of AECOM;  “Sustainable Structural Engineering Strategies for Tall Buildings” by Kyoung Sun Moon, of Yale University; “An analysis of the relationship between service cores and the embodied / running energy of tall buildings” by Dario Trabucco of Venice University;  “An Assessment and Prediction of Daylight Performance in High-Rise Office Buildings: Daylight Factor and the LEED 2.2. Requirement” by Dong-Hwan Ko and colleagues at the Illinois Institute of Technology; and  “Tall Acoustics and the challenges of Sustainability” by Peter Swift and Matthew Stead of AECOM.

CTBUH Special Edition, December 2007

The papers contained in the CTBUH 1st Special Edition of the The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings include several involved structural papers, and these sit alongside forays into architecture–design, fire engineering and even tall building economics. The result is a snapshot of current best practice in the tall building industry, and an indication of where the field is perhaps heading.

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Papers in this edition include:
“Burj Dubai: an architectural technical design case study” by Peter A. Weismantle, Gregory L. Smith and Mohamed Sheriff of Skidmore Owings & Merrill; “Burj Dubai: engineering the world's tallest building” by William F. Baker, D. Stanton Korista and Lawrence C. Novak of Skidmore Owings & Merrill; “Structural design innovation: Russia Tower” by Robert Halvorson and Carrie Warner of Halvorson and Partners; “Sustainability: a new high-rise vernacular?” by Antony Wood of CTBUH; “Designing the ecoskyscraper: premises for tall building design” by Ken Yeang and Robert Powell of Llewelyn Davies Yeang; “Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC): the first large-scale integration of wind turbines in a building” by Richard F. Smith and Shaun Killa of Atkins; “The effects of complex geometry on Tall Towers” by David Scott, David Farnsworth, Matt Jackson and Matt Clark of Arup; “The economics of super-tall towers” by Steve Watts, Neal Kalita and Michael Maclean of Davis Langdon; “Dynamic behavior of tall buildings under wind: insights from full-scale monitoring” by Tracy Kijewski-Correa and J. David Pirnia of University of Notre Dame; “Alternative evacuation design solutions for high-rise buildings” by Simon Lay of WSP Group; “The damped outrigger concept for tall buildings” by Rob J. Smith and Michael R. Willford of Arup; and “Structural BIM: discussion, case studies and latest developments” by Clive Robinson of Tekla.

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