David Scott

Laing O'Rourke, Director | London, United Kingdom


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 and co-authored the Guide to Wind Testing in Tall Buildings, published in 2012.

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

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

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

CTBUH Chairman (2006 – 2009)


14 August 2013

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;...


01 December 2012

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

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...