8 March 2017, Dubai

Dubai is home to more than 900 high-rise buildings, one of which is the current tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa.

The largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the venue for this year’s Annual Vertical Cities Conference held on 6-8 March 2017 to leverage on Vertical Cities to resolve rapid urbanization in highly density cities as a solution to sustainable living.

The conference was designed to gather the industry practitioner, leaders and the worldwide delegates to discuss about the spring issues that the industry is facing today. This program also provided an opportunity to gain the insight knowledge and techniques from the experiences of the experts and global speakers.

Dr. Naveed Anwar, Structural Engineering Expert and Executive Director of AIT Solutions, Asian Institute of Technology was invited to present in the conference. Dr. Anwar’s presentation focused on the Integrated Performance Based Design of Tall Buildings for Wind and Earthquakes. He covered topics that would explain why the building industry should not rely on Codes and Standards but should use Performance-based Design (PBD) Evaluation since this method investigates two importance objectives: Service-level Assessment and Collapse-level Assessment.

To know more about this topic, download the presentation at this link