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01 March 2021

Estimating Door Open Time Distributions for Occupants Escaping from Apartments

Charlie Hopkin & Michael Spearpoint & Danny Hopkin, OFR Consultants; Yong Wang, The University of Manchester

The door open time, resulting from occupants evacuating from apartments, is an important parameter when assessing the performance of smoke ventilation systems in high-rise apartment...

23 September 2020

The Pandemic-Resilient Office Tower

Dan Kaplan & Sara Davis, FXCollaborative

This paper examines architectural design strategies to create a “Pandemic-Resilient Office Tower.” In addition to incorporating a suite of measures to impede the spread of...

01 August 2020

Better Public Spaces: Developing Environmental Guidelines for the City of London

Ender Ozkan, RWDI; Gwyn Richards, City of London

The City of London is expected to see a significant growth in the number of tall buildings in the next decade, with several tall buildings...

19 March 2020

How to Make a Tall Building “Drone-Ready”?

Emma Humphreys, Charles Russell Speechlys

Given the convergent trends of increasing commercial use of drones and flying taxis on the near horizon, and that of increased high-density vertical development occurring...

28 October 2019

Opportunities and Challenges of Building Taller with Modular Construction

Giorgio Bianchi & Katerina Vatti, Robert Bird Group Pty Ltd

Building taller with modular construction introduces new structural and construction challenges, normally less prevalent in low-rise construction. An exploration of the design challenges that are...

28 October 2019

The Future Workplace in Vertical Cities: At-Height Greenery and Gathering Space

Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited

As the workplace evolves in our vertical cities, the need for “think spaces” and a public realm to meet, create and innovate will become integral...