David Scott

Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades

Laing O'Rourke, Engineering Director | London, United Kingdom

About

David Scott is structural engineer and an engineering director at Laing O’Rourke, where he works on a wide range of innovative solutions for tall buildings and other major building projects. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, two of the UK’s most prestigious engineering communities.

He has written publications on fire, wind, and earthquakes. He is a past chairman of the CTBUH (2006 – 2009), during which the Council tripled in size. He has chaired numerous conferences, committees and working groups, and was most recently a co-chair of the CTBUH Wind Committee, during which term he co-authored Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings, published in 2012.

He comes from a multi-disciplinary and multinational background, based in Hong Kong for 15 years, followed by New York for 14 years. He moved to London in 2012. While in…

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David Scott

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades (2018 – Present)

Fire & Life Safety Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

CTBUH Chairman (2006 – 2009)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Mumbai 2010; Seoul 2011; Shanghai 2012; London 2013; Chicago 2019)

Videos

14 August 2013

Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff;...

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Research

01 December 2012

Potential Development in South Korea’s Tall Building Technology

Payam Bahrami, CTBUH; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Eun-Ho Oh & Young-Ho Lee, Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT)

This paper evolved from an initiative launched in 2010 to investigate the status of fundamental technologies necessary for the construction of supertall buildings in South...

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Research

19 September 2012

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

Roy Denoon & Kurt Strobel, CPP; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke

Over recent years a fairly standard approach has developed in optimizing forms of tall, and particularly supertall and megatall, buildings during design to minimize wind...

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25 January 2019

CTBUH Scandinavia Symposium: Tall Building Technologies

Join CTBUH Scandinavia for their third symposium, focusing on tall building technologies and their potential contributions to the Scandinavian vertical urban habitat.

20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

18 October 2018

Fire Performance of Façades Working Group Meets During Conference

The Fire Performance of Façades Working Group formed a breakout session during the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, clarifying the focus of the group's mission.

30 October 2017

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts “The Stitch” Panel Discussion

CTBUH Atlanta’s 2017 event, kindly sponsored and hosted by Jacobs, comprised a networking session and panel discussion focused on a new project, dubbed “The Stitch.”

29 October 2017

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.

25 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 Height Committee Meeting

After providing a snapshot of the Height Committee’s duties and past actions since its last meeting, Height Committee Chair Peter Weismantle led a discussion on a series of topics.

14 August 2013

Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff;...

12 June 2013

Session 17: Constructing Tall Within Historic Cities Q&A

Session 17 panelists including David Scott, Director, Engineering Excellence Group, Laing O'Rourke; Geoff Pontefract, Technical Director, Brookfield Multiplex; and Paul Chandler, Executive Vice President, Skanska...

12 June 2013

Digital Engineering – Transforming Tall Buildings

Tall buildings, in congested city centers, often combine major civil, structural, and services challenges and opportunities. Construction can cause major noise and disruption to the...

12 April 2013

What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti;...

20 September 2012

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

This session discussed whether loads, deflections, or accelerations are the controlling criteria in tall building design and also examined different approaches to achieving success in...

19 September 2012

Interview: Leadenhall Building

David Scott of Laing O'Rourke is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. David talks about prefabrication...

01 December 2012

Potential Development in South Korea’s Tall Building Technology

Payam Bahrami, CTBUH; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Eun-Ho Oh & Young-Ho Lee, Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT)

This paper evolved from an initiative launched in 2010 to investigate the status of fundamental technologies necessary for the construction of supertall buildings in South...

19 September 2012

Challenging Paradigms in the Wind Engineering Design of Tall Buildings

Roy Denoon & Kurt Strobel, CPP; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke

Over recent years a fairly standard approach has developed in optimizing forms of tall, and particularly supertall and megatall, buildings during design to minimize wind...

03 March 2008

Structural System of North-East Asia Trade Tower in Korea

Kwang Chung & Do Hyun Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; David Scott, Ove Arup

NEATT is a unique, tapered structure of 68 stories high (305 m) which can be characterized by its highly irregular shape and two outrigger floors....

01 December 2007

The Effects of Complex Geometry on Tall Towers

David Scott, David Farnsworth, Matt Jackson & Matt Clark, Arup

Advancements in the application of computational capabilities to the design and analysis of building structures has enabled the realization of tall buildings with complex geometries....

10 July 2002

Fire Induced Progressive Collapse

David Scott, Barbara Lane & Craig Gibbons, ARUP

This paper considers issues related to fire induced progressive collapse of tall buildings in extreme events. It discusses current fire engineering practice, particularly as it...