16 September 2014

The Impact of Comfort Assessment Criteria on Building Design

Johann Andrade Ferrareto, Carlos Eduardo Nigro Mazzilli & Ricardo Leopoldo e Silva França, University of São Paulo

Comfort performance during wind-induced motions is an important building design consideration. In this paper, a comfort criteria evaluation is carried out. The discussion presented in...

16 September 2014

High-Rise Harmony – Legal Issues Unique to Tall Buildings

Victor Madeira Filho, MVA Advogados; Arthur D. Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti

This article aims to discuss the construction of tall buildings in both emerging and established urban centers, highlighting aspects related to large urban centers and...

01 May 2012

Environmental Performance of the TTDI

Suraksha Bhatla & Joana Gonçalves, Universidade de São Paulo

Tropical Asia is accelerating towards vertical densification of its urban communities. With this movement comes an increase in the cooling demand in the building sector.

01 May 2011

The Importance of Real Life Data to Support Environmental Claims for Tall Buildings

Joana Gonçalves, Universidade de São Paulo (FAUUSP); Klaus Bode, BDSP Partnership

One of the main causes of energy efficiency failures is LEED rewarding projects for their predictions, but not for proving the savings. The operation of...