Engineering Tall Buildings (Innovations and solu)

Venue: Earl Court Conference Centre

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 14, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 13, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jul 14, 2006
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08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:20 Opening remarks from the Chair

09:30 Reaching for the sky: the future of tall buildings
• The surge in skyscrapers: why build tall?
• Exploring current trends in tall buildings
• How tall can we climb? Looking at the structural limits
David Glover, Director, Arup

10:00 London’s skyscrapers
Case study: Shard of Glass
• Overcoming planning issues involved in tall buildings
• The importance of energy efficiency
• The design dilemma: Unique architecture Vs structural integrity
• Challenges encountered and solutions used
• Valuable lessons for future projects
Kamran Moazami, Project Design Director
Ron Slade, Project Design Director
WSP Cantor Seinuk

10:30 Question and answer session

10:40 Morning refreshments

11:10 Combating strong windloads: Establishing best practice
• Understanding the impact of wind on hi-rises: methods of assessing wind response
• Effective bracing systems against sway effects
• Comparison of structural systems for tall buildings: looking at systems used in some of the worlds largest structures
• Optimisation & assessing cost effectiveness of controlling lateral loading
• Using damping systems to control wind effects
• New research and developments in combating wind effects: the future of structural engineering

11.40 Case study: Burj Dubai
• How to combat wind on the world’s tallest
• Solving structural problems: what methods
were used and why?
• Key findings: how the industry can improve
wind resistance
William Baker, Structural Partner
Lawrence Novak, Structural associate partner
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

12.10 A case study in overcoming foundation challenges of building tall: 51 Lime Street
• Establishing best practice for foundation systems
• Investigating research and development: how economically can systems be made?
• Engineering tall buildings around existing infrastructure
• Overcoming the challenge of basement design
• Designing for additional loading: the potential to build taller
Gareth Lewis, Director, Mace

12.40 Question and answer session

12:50 Lunch and networking

13:50 Structural fire engineering: preventing progressive collapse
• NIST: A critique of the findings and recommendations
• Analysing the Torre Windsor report
• Examining real response and potential collapse mechanisms
• Fire resistant materials: are they effective?
• Using effective evacuation techniques
• Escape routing: innovations in lift strategy
Simon Lay, Director of Fire Engineering, WSP

14:40 Question and answer session

14:50 Afternoon refreshments

15:10 Seismic designing & the codes that govern: building tall in an earthquake zone
• The need for seismic design
• Methods of establishing performance of structures in earthquake conditions
• Exploring best practice in controlling the impact of earthquake activity
• Evaluating the adequacy of UBC regulations
• Should we adopt a performance based approach?
Michael Willford, Director, Arup

15:45 The Economics of tall buildings
• What are the drivers to build tall? Establishing what clients want
• How to maximise lettable space?
• Determining whole life cost of tall structures
• Construction materials: concrete Vs steel and the use of hybrid materials
• Developments in high performance materials and their impact on structural engineering
Steve Watts, Partner, Davis Langdon

16:15 Question and answer session

16:30 Chairman’s closing remarks end of conference