Expected by: 15 October 2022
Sustainable High-Rise Buildings: Design, technology, and innovation

Sustainable High-Rise Buildings

Design, technology, and innovation  

Edited by Kheir Al-Kodmany, Peng Du, Mir M. Ali

The rapid increase in urban population, land prices and land preservation, urban regeneration, as well as globalization and climate change have been forcing cities to build upward. High-rises can be part of a more sustainable solution if the construction and engineering challenges are addressed before construction starts. Smart technologies are being integrated in the digital environment to allow for better energy efficiency, safety and security, and to maximize the health and well-being of the occupants.

Delivered by a team of world leading experts, this comprehensive edited book covers the state-of-the-art of advanced research, innovations, and future perspectives towards sustainable high-rise buildings. The book is structured in three parts from architecture to engineering and city planning including sustainable environmental systems, skybridges, curtain walling resiliency, tall timber buildings, sustainable structural engineering, core design and space efficiency. It also includes seismic design, mass-damping-based approaches, innovative bio-polymeric agro-based materials, high-rises versus sprawl, transit-oriented development, mobility and urban space networks, resilience thinking, and interdependence of tall buildings and the city.

Architects, engineers, researchers, energy and facility managers, urban designers, project planners and developers, and smart building solutions experts as well as faculty members, postdocs, advanced students who are working in the fields of the built environment, building construction, system design, civil engineering, architecture, urban planning, smart cities, sustainability and resiliency and environmental engineering, and who are exploring sustainable building practices, will find this new advanced reference most useful and inspiring.

About the Editors

Kheir Al-Kodmany is a professor of urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA. He has published several books and over 100 papers on the topics of vertical urbanism, tall buildings, sustainability, urban design, and urban data visualization. He conducted over 200 presentations of his research and lectured in renowned universities worldwide. Prof. Al-Kodmany also worked for the Chicago firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he designed major skyscrapers around the globe.

Peng Du is an assistant professor and director of both Master of Urban Design - Future Cities (MUD) and MS in Geospatial Technology for the Geodesign programs at the College of Architecture and Built Environment in the Thomas Jefferson University, USA. He has held several important roles at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), including director & board member of the Asia Headquarters, and a co-chair of the Council's Academic & Teaching Committee.

Mir M. Ali is professor emeritus and former long-time chairman of the Structures Division in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He was a leader of several CTBUH's committees and the Founding Editor of the Council's first online CTBUH Review Journal. He has published several books. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

Item Subjects:
Built Environment

Publication Year: 2022

Pages: 608

ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-280-1

Format: HBK

Editors: Kheir Al-Kodmany, Peng Du, Mir M. Ali

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