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2nd Edition

Tall Buildings
A Strategic Design Guide

ISBN 9781859466186
Published June 29, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
144 Pages

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Book Description

Tall Buildings: A Strategic Design Guide is an authoritative guide to the key issues and considerations associated with planning, creating and living with tall buildings. Thoroughly reworked to reflect industry developments and experiences gained over the last ten years, this second edition imparts the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists. Key topics include: urban design and place-making; design, engineering and construction; the role of BIM; construction economics; and the all-important matter of legacy – including the challenges of adaptation and demolition. A greater focus on international examples is also introduced, reflecting the fact that regions such as Asia and the Middle East are now dominating the tall-buildings scene.

Table of Contents

1. Perspectives on Tall Buildings  2. Living with Tall Buildings  3. Urban Design and Place-making  4. Design  5. Engineering  6. BIM  7. Funding and Cost  8. Construction  9. Legacy and Adaptation 1 0. The Next Generation

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Nigel Clark is the Technical Director at Hilson Moran and has been involved in the design and construction of tall buildings for over 38 years, recently he has been involved with a number of large, commercial, mixed use and regeneration schemes totalling over 600,000 square metres – including 1 Bank Street at Canary Wharf, 20 Fenchurch Street and 100 Bishopsgate in the City of London.

Bill Price is a Director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Most recently he was one of the leaders of the design team responsible for the multi award-winning Shard in London.