On the morning of Sunday, 29 October, there were half-day workshops in Sydney on important industry subjects, before the conference officially began. The purpose of these workshops was to:

  1. Establish the most salient issues, challenges, and trends
  2. Develop recommendations for standardized methods and establish criteria for categorization
  3. Create or expand a CTBUH International Committee on the subject
  4. Produce a CTBUH Technical Guide

Fire Performance of Façades
Hosted by: The University of Sydney, School of Civil Engineering, Shepherd St, Darlington, with support from the Innovative Fire Engineering group at the University of Melbourne

Workshop Chair

David Scott
Structural Director, Laing O`Rourke

Floor-Area Calculation
Hosted by

Workshop Chair

Dario Trabucco
CTBUH Research Manager

Modular High-Rise Construction
Hosted by

Workshop Chair

James Murray-Parkes
Science & Engineering Director, Multiplex

PassivHaus For High-Rise

Hosted by
Supported by

Workshop Chair

Dr. Philip Oldfield
Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales


Seismic Design
Hosted by

Workshop Co-Chairs

Ron Klemencic
Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

John Viise
Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Tall Timber
Hosted by

Workshop Co-Chairs

Carsten Hein
Associate Director structural engineering, Arup

Rob Foster
Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland

Urban Habitat / Urban Design
Hosted by

Workshop Chair

James Parakh
Urban Design Manager, City of Toronto Planning Department

Day 0: Sunday 29 October 2017
Sydney Workshops
Day 1: Monday 30 October 2017
Day 2: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Day 3: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Sydney Off-Site Programs
Day 4 & 5: Thursday 2 November 2017 – Friday 3 November
Melbourne Brisbane