05 February 2010

Performance-Based Seismic Design

Tall buildings once a rarity in high seismic zones is becoming more common with the advent of modern technology and engineering practices. With demands for...

05 February 2010

Hybrid Solutions for Tall Buildings

Recent innovations in the design of tall buildings have evolved away from single material solutions, to the optimum design often being a concrete / steel...

05 February 2010

Improved Techniques for Vertical Transport for Supertall Buildings

This presentation covers the innovative techniques and applied technologies for the vertical transportation system for the 1-kilometre, 200+ storey high Nakheel Tower Dubai, which started...

05 February 2010

Emergency Building Evacuations via Elevators

Since the Las Vegas MGM Grand fire in 1973, most building codes were changed to follow the Phase 1 Firefighters’ return features during an emergency....

05 February 2010

Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation

This presentation identifies the past code requirements of the International Building Code and the Building Construction and Safety Code for the protection of elevators. These...

04 February 2010

An Integrated Development Plan for Mumbai

This presentation explains a conceptual proposal for Mumbai based on the present problems and proposed government infrastructural projects. The central theme revolves around the basic...