CTBUH 2008 Collection of Featured Papers
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CTBUH Collection of Featured Papers 2008

Author: Many | Size: 7.6 MB | Format: PDF | Publisher: CTBUH | Year: 2008 | pages: 9 papers | ISBN: -


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The Technical Papers Library contains many hundreds of papers published by architects, engineers and academics on a range of multi-disciplinary subjects. The papers cover every facet of tall building design, construction and occupation and are searchable by author, topic and category.

Featured Technical Papers

Mile High Tower: Concept of Vertical City
Masayoshi Nakai, Takashi Nishimura, et al (Takenaka Corporation), posted December 2008

Takenaka Corporation, Japan, has held an internal competition on urban concepts based on 1,600-meter high “vertical cities” suitable for the future cities and environments. In this paper, the outline of the competition and the ideas of the selected proposal are examined.



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'Towards Zero Energy’ A Case Study of the Pearl River Tower
Roger Frechette & Russell Gilchrist (SOM), posted December 2008

This paper will attempt to both define what is meant by ‘carbon neutral’ in the context of building design as well as using the case study to demonstrate how such an approach might be achieved it examines the challenges of achieving a net zero energy building.

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Global Environmental Contextualism
Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill & Robert Forest (AS GG Architecture), posted November 2008

This paper examines how the design philosophy, ‘global environmental contextualism’, is predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected.


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The Economics of Sustainable Tall Buildings
Alastair Collins, Steve Watts & Mark McAlister (Davis Langdon & CBRE), posted November 2008

In this paper drivers, opportunities and barriers to sustainable tall building development are described.


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Sky-Sourced Sustainability - How Super Tall Buildings can Benefit from Height
Luke Leung and Peter Weismantle (SOM), posted October 2008

Utilizing the earth and near-grade environment as a source of energy has historically been a common practice. Beyond solar and wind, designers do not usually look towards the sky as the source of additional benefits.

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Advances in Elevator Technology: Sustainable and Energy Implications
Johannes de Jong (KONE), posted October 2008

This paper explains how elevator technology has seen dramatic changes in the past couple of years, including Intelligent Hall Call Destination Dispatching, Double Deck elevators and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor technology.

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Burj Dubai: Designing the World's Tallest
Adrian Smith (Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture), posted September 2008

This paper discusses the process of the Burj Dubai's design, offering insights into the refinement and development of the design in response to programmatic requirements, structural wind-tunnel testing and other issues related to the design of the world’s tallest structure.

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Harnessing Energy in Tall Buildings: Bahrain World Trade Center and Beyond
Shaun Killa and Richard F. Smith (Atkins), posted September 2008

This paper describes the design evolution of the large scale wind turbines proposed for the Bahrain Trade Center. It describes the details of the wind turbines and their control showing how several innovative ideas have come together and have been technically validated.


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