Asian Institute of Technology | Thailand

1-2 June 2018 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Innovative design that goes beyond the codes

With recent advances in computing and modeling tools, and with growing challenges in terms of increasing population, globalization, sustainability requirements, emerging technology, the practicing structural engineers and designers need to constantly develop their skills to design safer infrastructure and enhance the quality of life. The demand and complexity is rapidly increasing for built environment including accommodation, offices, and commercial areas to accommodate rapidly growing urban population. Cities and infrastructure of future will need to be denser, complex and taller.

These challenges require great expertise and computational capabilities in terms of using state-of-the-art nonlinear analysis procedures, latest computer modeling software and developing insight into the complex dynamic behavior of structures, that can enable the engineer to design building innovatively and go beyond the traditional building codes.


This two-day event (international seminar and hands-on training workshop) aims to provide an opportunity to practicing engineers, structural designers and researchers to interact, learn and gain/exchange experience about the state-of-the-art prevailing use of performance-based approach for the design and assessment of tall buildings with various experts.

Event Format

On the first day of event, experts will discuss latest structural design philosophies and performance-based design procedure, and will provide an account of recent developments and trends in the modeling, analysis and performance evaluation of high-rise buildings with emphasis on various issues, challenges and opportunities. Based on practical experience obtained from the detailed structural analysis and design of a large number of high-rise buildings, experts will also share some important insights into the nonlinear and dynamic behavior of buildings and will provide useful recommendations for an effective design and enhanced structural performance against wind and earthquake loads.

The second day will focus on hands-on training sessions for various software and computational tools required to carry out performance-based design. Apart from practical demonstration to conduct various analysis procedures, emphasis will also be given to the interpretation of analysis results.


  • New Developments in the Design of Buildings: Progression of structural design approaches, structural engineering solutions to architectural challenges, analysis and design of innovative structures, dynamic response and importance of ductility.
  • Discuss Special Challenges, such as: Multi-tower modeling, soil structures interaction, design of podiums, transfer systems, outrigger, and much more
  • Performance-based Design of High-rise Buildings: Process of performance-based design, value engineering, peer review, PBD case studies. International standards and guidelines for PBD, current design practice, need for new codes and improvement in existing codes
  • Seismic Analysis and Modeling of Structures (with hands-on training): Advanced analysis and modeling techniques, important considerations in design of primary structural components, nonlinear modeling and analysis in ETABS, interpretation of dynamic analysis results.
Why Attend?

  • Gain experience and interact with international experts working in the field of performance-based design of high-rise buildings, participate in discussions, idea exchange, and meet colleagues
  • Hands-on training and demonstration of state-of-the-art analysis software and computational tools
  • Learn from several real case studies presented by experts, opportunity to find solutions of practical issues and challenges related to implementation of PBD by common design offices
Who Should Attend?

  • Structural designers, practicing engineers and consultants
  • Academicians and researchers
  • Officials from public departments
  •  Master’s and Ph.D. students
Event Fees
Registration for this event is closed.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Rakdao Pakdisi
Event Cordinator,