Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Track 5 - Advances in Construction & Materials


Rajiv Mishra,
Principal, Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai 

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Design and Construction of Taller Towers in India  
Dr. Joseph Colaco, Principal, CBM Engineers, Inc. / Professor, University of Houston, Houston 

Over the last 10 years, India has seen the growth of ever taller buildings.  The main growth center has been Mumbai, but taller structures are also being built in Gurgaon, Kolkatta, Bangalore and other cities. The challenges being faced are: (1) Code Issues – wind and seismic; (2) Construction Technology – high strength concrete, composite column design, steel construction, speed of construction, wind tunnel, window-wall testing, etc; and (3) Infrastructure – foundation design, fire etc. This presentation discusses these issues highlighting two projects in Mumbai; twin 60-story towers which are completed (currently the tallest in India) and a 300m tall residential building currently under construction.

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Curtain Wall Design for High-Rise Buildings in the Modern World  
David Klinger, Managing Director, Alumayer, Israel 

This presentation looks at how to apply modern curtain wall design in high-rise buildings considering high wind pressures, light & flexible structures, earthquakes, energy-efficiency management using green technologies, financial aspects and modern architectural requirements. More detailed topics covered include: Smart and efficient design using High-Tech technologies and computerized 3d design; Smart and multi functions brackets with 3 axis movement and adjustment; Advance, rapid & flexible installation facilities such as electric suspended platforms, mobile scaffolding, hoist facilities, etc; and Varied Cleaning device solutions.

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Formworks for High-Rise Construction   
Juergen Gnida, Head Key Projects, PERI Gmbh, Germany

This presentation throws light on the ACS & RCS developed by Peri - the core systems used in a High-rise project. While the ACS self-climbing system is the optimal formwork scaffolding for external and internal for highrise, the RCS is particularly used for external sides of highrises. The climbing protection panel for skeleton structures is one of most distinctive feature of the system.

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