05 October 2011 - Aurecon is to present a paper at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) World Conference in Seoul, Korea during October 10 to 12, 2011.
The CTBUH, is an international non-profit organisation designed to promote technological advancements and provoke global discussions about high-rise building planning, design, construction and management.
Ben Coxon, Aurecon Building Structures Leader will present his paper titled: “Structural Engineering and Sustainability – are these compatible in tall building design and construction?”
Coxon believes that while there is a strong connectivity between structural engineering and sustainability and much success has been had, the drive to improve should be relentless and clients shouldn’t accept any less from their structural engineer.
“By using several recent project examples such as Qatar National Bank Tower (Qatar), City Square (Australia), Castlereagh Street (Australia), Eureka Tower (Australia), Land Mark East (Hong Kong) and World Square (Australia) we will demonstrate that there already exists a strong nexus between structural engineering and sustainability,” said Coxon.
The Seoul conference will focus on the significance and value of high-rise buildings in modern society from three perspectives: green, safety, and humanity.
“Whilst there are advantages of building tall, the potential for improving the sustainable development of new high-rise buildings is immense and should be explored as an important part of a city’s future,” added Coxon.