Special Issue "Tall Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2012)
Dr. Kyoung Sun Moon
School of Architecture, Yale University, 180 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Phone: +1 203 436 8983
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Interests: tall buildings; integrated design; structural engineering; sustainable design; structural motion control
Tall buildings, with their global symbolic power and economic benefits in dense urban land use, are a worldwide architectural phenomenon today. Due to their large scale and extreme height, the interaction between technology and architecture has been very dynamic in tall buildings. This special issue of the Buildings journal invites authors who can contribute quality articles on various architectural and technological issues of tall buildings and their synergistic integrations.
Today’s architecture can be best understood only through the recognition of pluralism, and various directions are prevalent in architectural design of tall buildings in conjunction with their diversified functions. In recent years, tall buildings have become much taller, and the importance of optimal structural design is more significant in taller structures due to the premium for heights. The issues of vertical transportation, fire and life safety are very critical in tall buildings, especially after September 11 of 2001. Because of their enormous scale, tall buildings are constructed with an abundant amount of resources and consume lots of energy during occupancy. This special issue also invites articles on various sustainable design strategies for tall buildings. Today more than ever, sustainability is one of the most important building design issues to save our limited resources.
The subject of this this special issue is very current in both the design and technology circles in architecture. With the prevalent emergence of tall buildings in major cities throughout the globe and concerns that this building type has generated, more investigative work into the role of tall buildings and their technologies is crucial in academia and building industry.
Dr. Kyoung Sun Moon
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- Tall Buildings
- Structural Systems
- Façade Systems
- Wind Engineering
- MEP Engineering
- Vertical Transportation
- Sustainable Design
- Fire and Life Safety
- Construction and Materials
- Design Integration
- Urban Design
Article: Tall-Building Projects Sustainability Indicator (TPSI): A New Design and Environmental Assessment Tool for Tall Buildings
Buildings 2012, 2(2), 43-62; doi:10.3390/buildings2020043
Received: 13 February 2012; in revised form: 21 March 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 16 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (4456 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Buildings 2012, 2(4), 384-423; doi:10.3390/buildings2040384
Received: 26 July 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 10 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (13070 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Skyscraper Design: Overview of Motion Mitigation Systems for Tall Steel and Composite Structures
Authors: Kayvan Madani Nejad 1 and Chung C. Fu 2
Affiliations: 1 Larson Koenig Architects, 2107 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA; E-Mail: email@example.com
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Martin Hall, College Park, MD, USA ; E-Mails: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Recently there has been an increasing demand for high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in urban areas all around the world. Record heights and novel architectural forms have created new challenges for motion mitigation and damping of soaring tall structures due to lateral loads, with wind and earthquake being the predominant concerns. Studies indicate that flexible steel structures induce discomfort for the inhabitants in terms of excessive perceived motion, acceleration and vibration. This paper offers an overview of the existing and new innovative methods to mitigate structural response of steel and composite tall structures, including recent practical examples around the world. Relationship between the building form and its aerodynamic response will also be examined.
Keywords: damping; aerodynamic structures; tuned mass dampers; sky scrapers: wind load; earthquake; tuned liquid dampers; hybrid dampers; active mass dampers; high-rise architecture
Last update: 25 September 2012