05 February 2010

Don’t Be Scared of Performance Based Design

A fear of fire is natural, and fire & life safety design is a fundamental constraint on the design of tall buildings. This presentation discusses...

05 February 2010

Building Information Modeling (BIM) – A Modern Vehicle for Transferring Structural Design Information

This presentation examines how engineers, contractors and the entire design team can exchange project information using BIM, by linking ‘best of breed’ computer applications. Project...

05 February 2010

New Vertical Cities - The Spire at Ras Al Khaimah

We live in an urbanizing world, the dominant demographic trend of our time. Urbanization will require Architects and Planners to re-evaluate how our cities are...

05 February 2010

Dongtan: Green City in Sync with the Land

The purpose of this presentation is not to show the existing way of design for new town complexes on suburban areas, but to suggest a...

05 February 2010

Best and Worst Practices in Urbanization in the Philippines

Ideal urbanization is hard to qualify because of its instantaneous and site-specific character, but its identifiable patterns can be studied. It is not the case...

05 February 2010

Envisioning the Future: Building Design and Construction in the New Millennium

The design and construction of large urban buildings is changing dramatically. The use of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery is radically changing design offices; the...