17 October 2016

One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities

David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects

The City of Toronto is experiencing rapid growth, with the second largest concentration of high-rise buildings under construction in North America, surpassing Chicago and coming...

17 October 2016

Unpacking Composite Construction: Global Trends

Terri Boake, University of Waterloo

There has been a marked shift away from the use of steel as the primary structural system that had long been the Western standard for...

17 October 2016

Wind Induced Structure Responses Study on RCCQ Project

Xiangdong Du, Jon Galsworthy & Greg Thompson, RWDI; Aaron Wang, CapitaLand China

The Raffles City Chongqing project is one of the largest developments in the world. Located between Chao Tian Men Square and Jiefangbei in Yuzhong District,...

17 October 2016

Towards Resource Generative Skyscrapers

Mohamed Imam & Branko Kolarevic, University of Calgary

Rapid urbanization, resource depletion, and limited land are further increasing the need for skyscrapers in city centers; therefore, it is imperative to enhance tall building...

01 March 2015

Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort

M. D. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

A team of researchers and practitioners were recently assembled to prepare a monograph on “Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability”. This monograph presents...

16 September 2014

Closing the Gap between Fantasy and Reality: Pushing Current Technologies Into the Future

Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo

The tall building is a discrete architectural type. The causal aspects of its evolution can assist in determining which aspects will be of the most...