Session 6C: Engineering for Threats

31 October 2017
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

As skyscrapers become more complex, the potential threats to their safety, including seismic, fire, and security, are magnified. Novel trends in performance-based design have revolutionized how complex skyscrapers are authorized and permitted, reflecting a growing acceptance that prescriptive code-based solutions to tall building safety do not go far enough. Recent disasters, such as Grenfell in London and the Torch in Dubai, make this even more imperative.

Chair: David Scott
Director, Laing O'Rourke, London
John Viise
Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago
Simon Lay
Director, OFR Consultants, Manchester
Myung Sik Lee
Professor, Dongguk University, Seoul

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