The field of wind engineering has greatly progressed over the past 50 years, and advances over the next 50 are expected to bring increased precision in modeling and testing, enabling greater savings of materials and construction costs. New challenges arise with the increasing quantity of supertall and megatall buildings, as performance against lateral loads must improve, while deploying lighter materials and slimmer profiles at staggering new heights. This workshop reviews advances made over the last half-century in wind engineering, while exploring new techniques and technologies at the forefront of increasing occupant comfort, neutralizing stack effect, and promoting resilience against volatile storm systems.

When: Monday, 28 October 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel at the Aqua Tower

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Workshop Program

Denoon Workshop Chair: Roy Denoon
Vice President, CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants
1:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
1:30 pm Welcome
1:40 pm

Presentations

Roy Denoon

Roy Denoon

Vice President, CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants
“Wind Engineering of Tall Buildings: Where Have We Been, and Where Do We Need to Go?”
Svend Ole Hansen

Svend Ole Hansen

Founder & Owner, SOH Wind Engineering LLC
“Wind Engineering Revisited”
2:40 pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:00 pm

Presentations

Niall O'Sullivan

Niall O'Sullivan

Associate Director & Regional Manager, Windtech Consultants
“Design Considerations for Stack Effects in Hot and Arid Climates”
Seymour Spence

Seymour Spence

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
“Reliability Evaluation of Wind-Excited Structures with Controlled Inelasticity”
4:00 pm Q&A Session
4:30 pm Discussion on Next Steps
4:50 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Workshop End

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