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.