Full Session without Abstracts
This interactive session will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about a critical, but often overlooked, issue in the design and construction industry: building movement. The goal of the session will be to encourage a practice of collaboration between designers and contractors to mitigate the effects of building movement. Common sources of movement include wind and seismic story drift, foundation settlement, vertical column and wall shortening, thermal strains, and live load deflections. The panel will discuss and address questions such as: whose responsibility is it to predict building movement? How are the movements calculated, and what actions should be taken during construction to correct movement as it occurs?
This session will be a panel discussion between a diverse group of experts in the field of tall building movement. It will open with a short (3-5 minute) presentation from each panelist on one or two significant building movement topics, followed by a moderator-led interactive discussion between the panelists, and ending with a question and answer session with the audience.
The expert panel represents a cross-section of the building industry with strong experience in the design and construction of tall buildings. Presenters include:
• Kevin Aswegan (Moderator), Structural Engineer at Magnusson Klemencic Associates
• Rudy Frizzi, Geotechnical Engineer, Managing Principal at Langan
• Eamonn Connolly, Director of Engineering at James McHugh Construction
• John Peronto, Structural Engineer, Associate Principal at Thornton Tomasetti
• David Farnsworth, Structural Engineer, Americas Tall Buildings Leader, Arup
• Cladding Designer, to be confirmed
• Architect, to be confirmed