16 September 2014

Energy-Efficient Elevator Solutions for High-Rise Buildings

Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp

Maximizing capacity with smart and energy-efficient elevator solutions for the high-rise buildings of the world’s inaugural metropolitan century.

16 September 2014

Sustainability Certification as a Tool for Design Optimization

Roland Bechmann, Thomas Thuemmler & Christiane Ditzen, Werner Sobek Group

The paper examines the performance of high-rise buildings according to two green building / sustainability rating tools. It reviews the potential these tools have for...

16 September 2014

Flexible and Safe Heavy-Duty Fixings in Tall Buildings

Lars Grote, HALFEN GmbH

More than any other structure tall buildings need a significant number of heavy-duty fixings, e.g. for the fixing of elevator guide rails or curtain-wall façades....

16 September 2014

Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture

Dr. Jörn Teipel & Gert Weiss, Outokumpu

Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural...

01 November 2013

Thermal Breaks and Energy Performance in High-rise Concrete Balconies

Dieter Hardock, Schöck Bauteile GmbH; Patrick Roppel, Morrison Hershfi eld Limited

The building sector is the largest consumer of energy in the United States and Canada – approximately 30 to 40% of primary energy use. Space...

01 November 2012

A Proposal to Create an Energy-Producing Megatall for Kunming, China

Thomas Kraubitz, Buro Happold

China’s fast-growing urban population and need for sustainable energy sources require alternative development ideas. The Krafthaus, which combines an energy-producing solar tower with an environmentally...