Sam Lee

Guangzhou, China


Dr. Sam Lee studied building structural design at Tsinghua University in China, receiving his double bachelor degrees of engineering mechanics and structural engineering in 1988. He spent eight years working for The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou China. During this period, he was involved in the structural design and documentation of more than 30 tall buildings, most of which exceeded 100m in height, including the Qingdao China Construction Bank (33 stories, 100m tall) and the Guangan Masion (150m tall) in Hainan Province.

In 1996, he moved to Sydney, Australia with his family and joined Henry & Hymas as a structural engineer. He developed a tilt-up panel lifting program call TiltMAX, where firstly, the optimum lifting point locations are identified and finally using FEA method to analyze the panels and obtain accurate stress distribution in the…

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Expert Chinese Translation Committee (2014 – 2015)

CTBUH Initiatives


05 March 2008


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Track 14 Panel Questions and Answers

The panel of Track 14 with Karel Vollers, Sam Lee, Ji Young Kim, Sang Dae Kim, and Kan Shimizu took questions from the audience of...


01 February 2011


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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;...


01 May 2010


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Performance Based Seismic Design of a 75-Story Buckling Restrained Slender Steel Plate Shear Wall Tower

Sam Lee & Yun Liao, Guangzhou Scientific Computing Consultants; Dasui Wang, ECADI; Neville Mathias, SOM

The Jinta Tower is a 75-story building located in Tianjin, China, with slender steel plate shear walls (SPSW) used as the primary lateral load resisting...