Neville John Mathias

SOM, Associate Principal | San Francisco, United States

About

Neville J. Mathias is an Associate Principal at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Mathias is deeply committed to the integration of innovation in structural engineering. Many of the projects he has been associated with have won numerous awards for excellence in design. Mathias has worked on tall, complex and large-scale building projects across the United States and around the world. His portfolio includes new buildings as well as retrofits that span a wide range of building functional types, materials, and structural systems. Many of Mathias’ projects have required the use of non-prescriptive or performance-based design approaches.

Mathias holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Madras University in India and Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He has participated in authoring numerous papers and…

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CTBUH Roles

Working Group: Outrigger Design, Co-Chair (2011 – 2012, 2016 – 2017)

Working Group: Performance Based Seismic Design (2015 – 2017)

Research

01 March 2016

Mechanical Amplification of Relative Movements in Damped Outriggers for Wind and Seismic Response Mitigation

Neville Mathias, Francesco Ranaudo, and Mark Sarkisian, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The concept of introducing viscous damping devices between outriggers and perimeter columns in tall buildings to provide supplementary damping and improve performance, reduce structural costs,...

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Research

26 October 2015

Three-dimensional Exterior Bracing Systems for Tall Buildings

Rupa Garai, Mark Sarkisian, Neville Mathias & Andrew Krebs, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

The use of outriggers with and without belt trusses has become an expedient of choice for harnessing the three dimensional potential of tall buildings to...

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Research

01 February 2011

World’s Tallest Steel Shear Walled Building

Mark Sarkisian & Neville Mathias, SOM; Dasui Wang, ECADI; Sam Lee, Guangzhou Scientific Computing Consultants

Because of its iconic slender form, a key design challenge was to develop an efficient lateral system capable of resisting wind and seismic lateral load;...

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