16 September 2014

Interactions Between Residential and Office Towers in Melbourne

Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne

Cities interact with commercial real estate forces using spatial and construction models which may become more or less viable with time. Melbourne is an interesting...

16 September 2014

DfMA: Engineering the Future

Angus McFarlane & John Stehle, Laing O’Rourke

Two main themes are addressed in the paper, namely: (1) The application of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) to the construction industry and (2)...

16 September 2014

Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings

Kevin Peddie & Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants

Consideration of energy efficient design strategies has become one of the primary considerations by leading architectural firms during the conceptual design phases and is an...

16 September 2014

How Vertical Transportation is Helping Transform the Modern City

Glen Pederick, Meinhardt Group

Elevators are the most important service in modern high-rise buildings, occupying more space than any other service. With increasing land and construction costs and the...

16 September 2014

Air Filtration for Better IAQ and Energy Saving

Ronald A. Wood, Innovative Plant Technology

Tall buildings and the quest for super energy efficiency can lead to a dislocation of building occupants from the natural environment, emphasizing the necessity to...

13 January 2013

Duke Energy Center, USA

The Duke Energy Center is recognised for its uniquely chiselled upper quadrant and crossbeam more than 20 metres above roof level. Architects Thompson, Ventulette, Stainback...