Scenes from the Day
CTBUH Trustees toast to the year ahead at the 2019 Fall Board of Trustees Meeting. Pictured left to right: CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Antony Wood; Mounib Hammoud, Advisor, Jeddah Economic Company; Charu Thapar, Regional Director, JLL; Abrar Sheriff, President & CEO, Turner International; David Malott, Founder & CEO, AI.; Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting; Shaofeng Wang, Chairman, China State Construction Overseas Development; Vincent Tse, Managing Director, Building MEP, China Region, WSP.
The CTBUH Bookshop is open for business, featuring dozens of cross-disciplinary publications, apparel, and other branded items.
Delegates enjoy some pre-session socializing during a coffee break on Day 1 of the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
The CTBUH registration desk opens bright and early to distribute Conference badges and orient delegates to the sessions. Pictured: CTBUH Business Development Coordinator Natalie Schoetz.
CTBUH Leaders, including CTBUH Trustees, Advisory Group, Regional Representatives, and Working Group & Committee Chairs, fill the ballroom to capacity, bringing their energy and enthusiasm with them.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, delivers a welcome to CTBUH Leaders, before launching into the Council’s plan for the next two years.
CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Antony Wood leads the 2019 Leaders Meeting, providing an overview of the last year of CTBUH activity, and proposing exciting updates for CTBUH membership and new engagement opportunities.
CTBUH Staff teams are introduced during the Leaders Meeting at the CTBUH 10th World Congress. Pictured left to right: Chief Projects Officer Steven Henry, Events Assistant Madeleine Lyons, Events Assistant Julie Pham, Events Coordinator Tanya Amidei, and Director of Events Cate Hunter.
CTBUH Chicago Chapter Chair Shelley Finnigan, Global Technical Sales Engineer, Head of Technical Sales & Marketing, ArcelorMittal, provides feedback on the new proposed CTBUH Assemblies and Committees at the 2019 Leaders Meeting & Lunch.
CTBUH Leaders break out into smaller working groups, devising ideas themed to the proposed Assembly Structure.
The urban design breakout group, led by CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee Chair James Parakh, Urban Design Manager, City of Toronto Planning Division, strategizes around new topics for CTBUH urban initiatives.
CTBUH Seattle Chapter Chair Don Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, reports back on the progress of the breakout group on urban resilience.
CTBUH Trustee Charu Thapar, Regional Director, JLL (left) and CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Antony Wood (right) reflect on the last year of CTBUH activity during the 2019 Fall Board of Trustees Meeting.
CTBUH Chicago Chapter Chair Shelley Finnigan, Global Technical Sales Engineer, Head of Technical Sales & Marketing, ArcelorMittal, delivers a presentation on the sustainability of steel at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
Tabitha Stine, Vice President of Market Development, American Institute of Steel Construction, chairs the Steel Advances workshop at the CTBUH 10th World Congress in Chicago.
The Steel Advances workshop, kindly sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), addresses how the steel industry is adapting to current challenges by highlighting new techniques and materials. Session presenters, pictured left to right: Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH Chair Shelley Finnigan, Global Technical Sales Engineer, Head of Technical Sales & Marketing, ArcelorMittal; Terri Meyer Boake, Professor, University of Waterloo; and CTBUH Performance-based Seismic Design Working Group Co-Chair Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
John Hopkins, Design Director, IA Interior Architects, delivers the segment, “Where Business and Building Infrastructure Intersect” during the Interior Spaces workshop at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
The Interior Spaces workshop, kindly sponsored by CityGroup Design (CTG), explores the transformation of tall building interiors over the past half century.
Aracely Nevarez, Partner, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, delivers her perspective on “Humanizing the High-Rise Glass Box: From Corporate Hospitality.”
Sabrina Mo, Design Marketing Director, CityGroup (CTG) chairs the workshop on Interior Spaces, providing a holistic view of how tall buildings operate internally, as part of the workshop series at the CTBUH 10th World Congress
Farshad Berahman, Principal, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, enlightens delegates on wind-induced acceleration in the case of NEMA Chicago during the Vibration Control Systems workshop.
Fatih Yalniz, Senior Vice President, WSP discusses damping the MoMA Tower and other superslims during the Vibration Control Systems workshop at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
Kurt Strobel, Senior Project Engineer, GERB Vibration Control Systems Inc, talks about how tall, slender structures are approached with tuned masses.
The Envelope Performance workshop, kindly sponsored by Tianjin North Glass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd, explores issues surrounding the design and construction of façades, including access and maintenance.
Bob Zhang, Sales Director, Tianjin North Glass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd, delivers the presentation “Four Season Comfort Zone: The New Generation Greenhouse Integrated Solutions,” during the Envelope Performance workshop at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
Diarmuid Kelleher, Associate, Thornton Tomassetti, talks about the repositioning of the Willis Tower during the Envelope Performance workshop.
Mark Casey, Executive Vice President, BMU, CoxGomyl, presents on the evolution of façade access design and the challenges for megatall buildings at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
During the Smart Solutions Workshop, Hans Neubert, Digital Experience Design Leader, Principal, Gensler, says “one reason autonomous driving is becoming so appealing to us is because all of the other parts of driving have become really complicated.”
Andrew Brahney, Ramboll Group’s Head of SMART (MEAP) discusses how determining user requirements can be a powerful design tool in engineering SMART technology deployment.
CTBUH Scandinavia Chapter Vice-Chair Shonn Mills, Global Director, High Rise, Ramboll Group, chairs the Smart Solutions Workshop at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants sponsors the Wind Engineering the Workshop at the CTBUH 10th World Congress
Seymour Spence, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, lays out the principles of a “Reliability Evaluation of Wind-Excited Structures with Controlled Inelasticity.”
Roy Denoon, Vice President, CPP Wind Engineering, discusses the 50-year evolution of wind engineering for tall buildings at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
John Kilpatrick, Practice Area Leader, RWDI Wind Engineering, presents at the Wind Engineering workshop at the CTBUH 10th World Congress in Chicago.
Constantin Christopoulos, Technical Advisor, Kinetica, delivers the presentation, “Distributed Coupling Dampers for Efficient and High-Performing Tall Building Structural Design,” during the Tall Building Structures workshop.
The Tall Building Structures workshop, kindly sponsored by Kinetica, examines engineering techniques, as well as ongoing and future-facing topics in tall building structures.
Richard Garlock, Partner, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, delivers a presentation on the technological innovations impacting structural design at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
Delegates pose while enjoying drinks on the 99th floor of the iconic Willis Tower. Pictured left to right: Michael Liu, Chief Operation Officer, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; CTBUH Advisory Group Member Angela Chang, President, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; and Peter Halliday Global Head of Building Performance Sustainability, Siemens Smart Infrastructure.
Delegates listen as Luke Yoder, Territory Account Sales Executive, Autodesk, addresses the crowd during the Opening VIP Reception at Willis Tower following a day of workshops at the CTBUH 10th World Congress.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, discusses the Council’s 50-year legacy at the Opening Reception.
After a full day of programming, delegates enjoyed a beverage at the Opening VIP Reception, generously hosted by Autodesk. Pictured left to right: Yue Zhu, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Cao Jingyu, Regional Manager, EFC Engineering Consulting Co., Shanghai; and CTBUH China Office Associate Director Jiaqi Qu.
Tall building professionals fully embrace the dramatic lookout of the Willis Tower’s "Ledge.” Pictured: CTBUH Scandinavia Chapter Secretary Frank Schwartz, Director, High Rise, Ramboll Group
CTBUH Germany Representative Roland Bechmann, Managing Director and Partner, Werner Sobek Group (left), converses with Ian Smith, Vice President, Special Projects, thyssenkrupp (center) and Karl-Otto Schoellkopf, Senior Expert, thyssenkrupp (right) at the Opening VIP Reception of 10th World Congress in Chicago.
Attendees of the Opening VIP Reception pose on the “Ledge” of the 103rd floor of Willis Tower. Pictured: CTBUH Bulgaria Representative Manuela Belova, Founding Partner, VA Architects (left) and Candece Yates, Account-Based Marketing Manager, Autodesk (right).
Neel Khosa, Vice President, AMSYSCO, Inc, and Steven M. Baldridge, P.E., S.E., President of Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, enjoy the view at the Opening VIP Reception at Willis Tower.
Lynn Osmond, President & CEO, Chicago Architecture Center, and Markus Jetter, Head of Research and Innovation Center Rottweil at thyssenkrupp Elevator AG, catch up during the VIP Reception at Willis Tower.
Devon Patterson, Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and Ron Klemencic, Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, partake in refreshments at Willis Tower’s VIP Reception following a day of workshops on the first day of the CTBUH 10th World Congress.