Tall and Super Tall Buildings: Planning and Design

Hardcover | May 21, 2014

byAkbar R. Tamboli

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In-depth coverage of the latest tall and super tall building designs and examples from around the world

Featuring contributions from 30 global experts involved in the planning and design of the structures covered in this book, Tall and Supertall Buildings describes the technical developments and special design features used for these landmark buildings:

Sears Tower * Taipei 101 * Burj Khalifa *
Petronas Towers * Shanghai Tower * Kingdom Tower

This authoritative resource addresses HVAC systems, sustainability, geotechnical and foundation engineering, wind engineering, and more. Construction photographs and detailed diagrams are included throughout. This is the definitive guide for engineers, architects, project managers, building inspectors, and anyone involved in the planning and design of tall and supertall buildings.

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In-depth coverage of the latest tall and super tall building designs and examples from around the world Featuring contributions from 30 global experts involved in the planning and design of the structures covered in this book, Tall and Supertall Buildings describes the technical developments and special design features used for these l...

Akbar Tamboli, P.E., F.ASCE, is senior vice president and principal at Thornton Tomasetti structural engineers, one of the foremost structural engineering firms. He was formerly vice president and project manager with Cantor Seinuk consulting engineers in New York, where he was responsible for several major projects. A fellow of the Am...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 6.2 × 1.1 inPublished:May 21, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071818715

ISBN - 13:9780071818711

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Design Considerations for Tall and Supertall Buildings
Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Chapter 2: HVAC Systems and Sustainability Considerations for Tall and Supertall Buildings
Asif Syed, STE Engineering

Chapter 3: Sears Tower
John Zils, SOM

Chapter 4: The Petronas Towers
Leonard Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti

Chapter 5: Taipei 101
Leonard Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti

Chapter 6: Shanghai Tower: Redefining the Role of Tall Buildings
Dennis Poon and Billy Tse, Thornton Tomasetti

Chapter 7: Burj Khalifa
William F Baker and James J Pawlikowski, SOM

Chapter 8: Kingdom Tower
Robert Sinn, Thornton Tomasetti, and Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chapter 9: Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
Khaldoun Fahoum, Rudolph Frizzi, Marc Gallagher, Ramin Golesorkhi, George Leventis, Alan Poeppel, Frank Rollo, and Hadi Yap, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and Langan International

Chapter 10: Wind Engineering for Tall and Supertall Buildings
Anton Davies, Jon K Galsworthy, Mike Gibbons, Peter A Irwin, Bujar Morava, Valerie Sifton, Vincent Tang, and Hanqing Wu, Rowan, Williams, Davies & Irwin Inc.

Chapter 11: Future of Wind Engineering for Tall and Supertall Buildings
Melissa Burton, Volker Buttgereit, and Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics

Index