John Viise

DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Managing Principal | Chicago, United States

About

John Viise has been providing structural services for high-rise and special-use structures throughout the world for the past 22+ years. Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti (TT) as a Vice President in the Chicago office, Mr. Viise was an Associate Principal with Halvorson and Partners 9+ years and an Associate with Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) in Chicago and London for 14 years, where he was a lead design engineer and Project Engineer on a number of international projects. Select design experience of Mr. Viise at SOM includes, Burj Khalifa in Dubai (828 m), Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago (415 m), the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou (310 m) and the Hong Kong Convention Center. Specifically at H+P, John led design efforts on the CTBUH award winning World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (380 m), the proposed supertall One Dubai Tower (800+ m), and a number of towers throughout China including…

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CTBUH Roles

Working Group: Performance Based Seismic Design, Co-Chair (2015 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; Australia 2017)

Working Group: Building Damping Technologies (2015 – 2018)

Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems (2013 – 2015)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2014)

Videos

16 September 2014

BRB and FVD Alternatives to Conventional Steel Brace Outriggers

Tall buildings are often stiffened by providing large steel outrigger braces to link a central core to the perimeter columns. As an alternative to this...

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Research

09 April 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Comparison of Prototype Building Designs

John Viise & Matthew Cummins & Alberto Guarise & Daniel Koch, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

This paper develops three prototype buildings that would be subject to the new structural standards, all of which can use prescriptive code provisions for reference....

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Research

19 March 2020

Chicago Building Code Modernization: Comparison of Prototype Building Designs

John Viise & Matthew Cummins & Alberto Guarise & Daniel Koch, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

This research paper, an abridged version of a white paper produced by the Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH),...

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