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Over the last decade, the growth of tall and super-tall buildings construction has certainly changed the skyline of the world. Sometimes, these developments have breached into the thinking of creating vertical cities. Has the trend begin to change on how we design them? Is it just a race to reach the height, or are designers begin to understand the purpose of building them.
The talk looks summarising a combination of external and internal factors collating different drivers for designing them recognising their individual challenges and how to put them together to achieve it.
The long-term vision of Dubai’s construction industry is challenged by the need to reduce construction costs and improve building’s sustainability. Understanding the important drivers to aid the decision making from the options and available construction methodology is extremely important to develop the most efficient super tall building design.
The presentation aims to share the vast experience from the last 10 - 15 years of being heavily involved in the design of numerous super tall building design with the hope that future leaders would be able to understand and make better informed decision to develop the modern urban design in the region and beyond.
The talk aims to share the design process of super-tall tower design together with 3 distinct case studies that revolve around:
For further information please contact Debabrata Mukherjee, Debabrata.Mukherjee@atkinsglobal.com
Jonathan is a professional structural engineer with over 17 years of experience in the design of high-profile and iconic super high-rises in the Middle East, Australia and South East Asia.
Jonathan is a Technical Director in Atkins Building Structures Group in Dubai and a winner of the Middle East Architect – Engineer of the Year 2017. Jonathan is highly passionate in the design of super high-rise structures with challenging composite steel/concrete structures.