Priyan Mendis

Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades

University of Melbourne, Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of ARC Centre for Prefab Housing | Melbourne, Australia


Priyan Mendis is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Melbourne and a structural engineering consultant. He worked as a Structural Engineer at Connell Wagner Ltd in Melbourne before joining the University of Melbourne in the 1990s. He has been an expert consultant for the design of tall buildings in Australia and overseas, including some of the tallest buildings in the world, and an active participant in CTBUH since the early 1990s. He is presently involved in the fire design and protection of several high-rises. Professor Mendis is the leader of the Advanced Protective Technology of Structures (APTES) group at the University. He also serves as a key member of the Australian Concrete Code Committee and the fire performance sub-committee, and has developed guidelines for fire protection -- especially for spalling of concrete members.


Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades (2017 – Present)

Fire & Life Safety Committee, Member (2017 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)


20 October 2003

Vulnerability Assessment of Concrete Tall Buildings Subjected to Extreme Loading Conditions

Tuan Ngo, Priyan Mendis & Gideon Hadi Kusuma, University of Melbourne

This paper presents a vulnerability/survivability assessment procedure based on the analysis of a typical tall building in Australia. The structural stability and integrity of the...


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