Recognized as the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) organizes annual conferences held in different parts of the planet to bring together high-level architects, engineers, developers, owners for knowledge-sharing and networking activities.

AIT Consulting, Asian Institute of Technology submitted a poster in CTBUH Conference 2015 focusing on the outcome of an Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)-based approach to directly determine design parameters based on experience gained from previously designed buildings, using both code-based and performance-based approaches. This technique is gaining momentum in the field of structural engineering as it can provide a quick alternative for preliminary design and response estimation of new buildings, using basic architectural parameters.

One of the authors of the poster titled Preliminary Design of Tall Buildings Using Artificial Neural Networks, Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Consulting attended the CTBUH Conference in New York from 26-30 October 2015. A member of CTBUH since 2012, Dr. Naveed was invited to attend the exclusive VIP reception at One World Trade Center on 25 October.

Dr. Naveed also chaired Session 1d: The MahaNakhon Tower, Bangkok. In this session, Ole Scheeren, Partner, Buro Ole Scheeren shared the design philosophy of the latest tallest building in Thailand, while interior designer Yuki Ikeguchi, Partner, Kengo Kuma and Associates and Ian Schrager, Founder, Ian Schrager Company, presented their approach for The Edition Hotel, a unique boutique hotel inside MahaNakhon tower.

Aside from the talk and poster presentations, the 2015 conference featured exhibitions and panel discussions focused on the overall conference theme “Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City.” There were five main session areas, including four Regional Theme Rooms outlining research and development in specific themes or regions.


Dr. Naveed Anwar (right) presenting a token to Ole Scheeren of Buro Ole Scheeren, Beijing .
Dr. Naveed Anwar (right) presenting a token to Ole Scheeren of Buro Ole Scheeren, Beijing.