A collection of papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on Tall Buildings (ICTB), this volume clearly explains the engineering and socio-economic aspects of tall buildings in specific areas of sustainability. The papers focus on Asian cities, where tall buildings have become a major feature of the built environment. A multi-disciplinary book, it also deals with the increasing complexity of inter-related problems that require knowledge integration from different disciplines. With interesting contributions from distinguished practitioners, academics and policy makers, the book addresses the development and application of knowledge in solving problems related to tall buildings.
* The Shifting Paradigms of High-Rise Living (B Yuen) * Variable Friction Dampers for Earthquake Protection of Coupled Building Structures (C L Ng & Y L Xu) * Study on Optimal Shear Wall Quantity of Frame-Shear Wall Structures in Earthquake Zone (S Huang & K Song) * Limiting Force Profile and Laterally Loaded Pile Groups (W D Guo) * Steel Structure Design of Zhongguancun Financial Center Tower (Z Fan & C Hu) * Analysis of Transfer Plate Structure Using 3D Coupling Element (S H Lo et al.) * Research on Intelligent Control of Bulldozer's Transmission (C Zhang et al.) * Fire Disaster and Prevention Management of Tall Buildings (L K Lin et al.) * Criterion to Evaluate the High Office Building (J Wang & H F Zhu) * The Relationship between Water and Landscape (J Liu) * Implications of Solar Chimney Size for Ventilation (M Haase & A Amato) * Hong Kong: Road to Super Sustainable City (C C T Yeung & K L T Lee) * Can We Live "High and Healthy"? (M Townsend) * and other papers