Smart Skyscrapers Summit Australia 2017

28-29 March 2017
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

#SSSAUS17

Speakers

Peter A. Weismantle FAIA, RIBA |
Peter A. Weismantle  FAIA, RIBA

Director of Supertall Building Technology Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP, USA

Michele Pasca di Magliano |
Michele Pasca di Magliano

Associate Director Zaha Hadid Architects, UK

Alistair Guthrie |
Alistair Guthrie

Director Arup, UK

Ray Brown |
Ray Brown

Managing Director Architectus

Fred Holt |
Fred Holt

Architect, Partner 3XN, Denmark

Claude Godefroy |
Claude Godefroy

Partner, Design Director Henning Larsen Architects, Hong Kong

Mark Giles
Mark Giles

Senior Associate PTW Architects

Councillor Christine Forster |
Councillor Christine Forster

City of Sydney NSW

Dr. Philip Oldfield |
Dr. Philip Oldfield

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Built Environment UNSW AUSTRALIA

Tony Rofail |
Tony Rofail

Director Windtech Consultants

Steve Newton |
Steve Newton

National Transit Management & Top Range Manager Schindler

Peter Lalas |
Peter Lalas

Director Principal Engineer, Façade Systems Janus Façade

George Argyrou |
George Argyrou

Joint Managing Director & Co Founder Hickory

Jennifer Duke |
Jennifer Duke

Domain Review Editor Domain - Fairfax Media

Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil; Assoc. AIA, REFP
Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil; Assoc. AIA, REFP

Educational Facility Planner, Researcher, Educator, School Designer Places Created for Learning: We Bring Your Schools to Life

Associate Prof. Gregory Nolan
Associate Prof. Gregory Nolan

Director, Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood School of Architecture and Design University of Tasmania

Mike George |
Mike George

Regional Director, Head of Premium Property Group – Office, Asia Pacific JLL

James Larmour-Reid
James Larmour-Reid

Victorian Regional Director Planisphere

Glen Pederick |
Glen Pederick

Associate Director Waterman AHW (VIC) Pty Ltd

Peter Greaves
Peter Greaves

Global Electrical Leader Aurecon

David Waldren
David Waldren

Head of Planning and Design Grocon

Jean-Louis Govaerts
Jean-Louis Govaerts

Deputy Director Engineering BESIX

Mathew Burke |
Mathew Burke

Building Services Discipline leader Meinhardt

Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson

Specialist Lighting Section Manager Wood & Grieve Engineers

Richard Cass |
Richard Cass

Chartered Engineer & Technical Director Bonacci Group

David Christie
David Christie

Architect, Associate, Technical Innovation Leader Woods Bagot

Dr Peter Key
Dr Peter Key

National Technical Development Manager Australian Steel Institute

Stuart Marsland |
Stuart Marsland

Principal Rothelowman

Joern Teipel
Joern Teipel

Lead Technical Manager (Architecture) Outokumpu, Finland

Robert Boog
Robert Boog

Vice President Sales and Marketing - Schindler Top Range Schindler

Prof. Priyan Mendis
Prof. Priyan Mendis

Professor of Civil Engineering Dept of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne

Peter A. Weismantle  FAIA, RIBA

Peter A. Weismantle FAIA, RIBA

Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP, USA

Peter A. Weismantle, Director of Supertall Building Technology at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) in Chicago, is responsible for overseeing the technical development of the firm’s supertall projects from concept to completion. His current projects include Greenland Center, a 636 meter tall project in Wuhan, China; Dongcun Center, a 468 meter tall tower in Chengdu, China and the Jeddah Tower (formerly Kingdom Tower), a project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia that, when completed, will be the first building in the world to be more than 1000 meters in height.

Before joining AS+GG in 2008, Peter was an Associate Partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, where he began his career in 1977 and served as senior technical architect on several supertall towers, including Shanghai’s 88-story Jin Mao Tower and the 162-story Burj Khalifa which at 828 meters is currently the world’s tallest building.

He is the current Chairman of the Advisory Group of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), past-Chairman of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB), President of the Board of Directors of the Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC), member of the High Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), member of the Architectural Advisory Group for Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and has been elected a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

Mr. Weismantle graduated from Lehigh University with a BA in Fine Arts and received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michele Pasca di Magliano

Michele Pasca di Magliano

Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects, UK

Michele joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2004 and immediately started working on award-winning projects such as the Glasgow Riverside Musem in Scotland, the CMA CGM Headquarters in Marseilles and the new Architecture Foundation building in London.

Michele studied architecture at the University of Naples and has a Master of Architecture degree from the Architectural Association (AA) in London. He is a registered architect in both the United Kingdom and Italy. Having worked on a number of the practice major residential developments, Michele has developed a strong skill-set in digital fabrication and BIM applications.

Through the course of his career, Michele has led several competition winning schemes including the design of two super tall towers and a cultural center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Chartres Expo Centre in France. He also led the team for the Egypt Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. As a Project Director, Michele has worked on the d’Leedon residential complex in Singapore, completed in October 2014. The complex comprises 7 high-end 150 metre residential towers with landscape deck and gardens and received the World Gold Award for Residential High-Rise at the FIABCI World Prix D’Excellence Awards 2016.

Currently, Michele is leading a number of projects across East Asia and Oceania, including: 600 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia; the City of Dreams Hotel complex in Macau; the Pangu retail and residential development in Beijing; a Documentation Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Mariner’s Cove in the Gold Coast and the Cairo Expo City in Egypt. Michele has also contributed his talent to the design of a number of the ZHA’s product and furniture pieces such as the Flow Vase, Dune Formations furniture system and the Zaha Hadid Exhibition in Padua, Italy.

Alistair Guthrie

Alistair Guthrie

Director, Arup, UK

Alistair Guthrie is an Arup Fellow and until recently Leader of global sustainability skills at Arup. He is a Professor of Environmental Design in the School of Built Environment Nottingham University. He joined Arup in 1979 and in 1985 opened Arup’s first office in the USA. He has been involved in the design of arts & culture, education, commercial and high-rise buildings worldwide. His particular expertise is the application of building physics to find innovative, integrated and sustainable solutions to help create some of the world’s best architecture. Alistair led the MEP and sustainability design for the Shard in London, the scheme design for the Yongsan landmark tower, KT tower in Seoul and CCTV building in Beijing. He also led the Arup design team for a number of LEED platinum rated projects such as the California academy of science in San Francisco and SNFCC cultural centre in Athens.

Ray Brown

Ray Brown

Managing Director, Architectus

Ray Brown has been a Director of Architectus for 20 years and has an active role in developing the strategic direction of the practice in addition to leading multiple project teams.  

Ray’s significant projects to date include winning the DEXUS/City of Sydney design competition and realisation of 1 Bligh Street in association with Christoph Ingenhoven, along with winning the design competition for the Qantas Headquarters Redevelopment.

Current projects include competition winning designs for new office buildings at 151 Clarence Street, Sydney and 1 Parramatta Square, the landmark development Wynyard Place with Make Architects from London, and working with Pritzker prize-winning Japanese architectural and design firm SANAA as executive architect on the Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Modern Project.

Fred Holt

Fred Holt

Architect, Partner, 3XN, Denmark

Fred Holt joined 3XN in 2010 and became a partner in 2015. Prior to joining 3XN, Fred was integral to the design and further development of a variety of projects while working in both London and NYC. As part of his previous experience, Fred designed and helped develop the state of the art, James B. Hunt JR. Library at North Carolina State University while at Snøhetta. Having been involved with such an advance project from the early programming stages through construction documents, Fred brings a level of experience to projects that have a proper balance between design and its necessary development. While at 3XN, Fred has been designing, developing and managing projects ranging from a Museum and Learning Center in Moscow to mixed-use towers in Sweden and India as well as the new headquarters for the IOC in Lausanne.

Most recently, Fred has fulfilled a similar role for a 200m tall, commercial tower at the edge of the CBD and Quay Quarter districts of Sydney. Fred was designing and managing the Quay Quarter Tower competition team; and upon winning, has acted as project architect and design manager through the development of the tower and key phases leading up to the design application submittal for the City of Sydney and will continue this role through the design development phase.

Claude Godefroy

Claude Godefroy

Partner, Design Director, Henning Larsen Architects, Hong Kong

Claude is the Partner and Design Director of Henning Larsen Architects. He has been leading the company’s activities in Asia since 2008.

Claude has special qualifications in the concept and project development of large identity-creating projects and masterplans with a focus on designing strong, holistic solutions based on complex design parameters. He has been the lead designer behind a number of significant international projects – from cultural venues and commercial headquarters to complex masterplans.

Mark Giles

Mark Giles

Senior Associate, PTW Architects

Mark Mitchell Giles is a registered Architect with 25 years’ experience in the built environment including 9 years experience in his previous structural engineering career.

Following graduating from architecture with the award for best graduate, Mark has 16 years architectural experience with international renowned practices. His work has been on a broad range of mixed-use, residential, public, transportation and educational projects that have received over 30 international design awards.

Mark’s skill base is diverse and offers strong design-based knowledge, management and construction with a structural understanding.

Councillor Christine Forster

Councillor Christine Forster

City of Sydney, NSW

Councillor Christine Forster was elected to the City of Sydney Council in September 2012, and re-elected in 2016.

Prior to joining Council, Christine had a long history of involvement in her local community, participating in a wide range of volunteer and charity work since the early 1990s. She spent more than a decade in elected leadership roles managing a community-based child care facility, and on a number of school-related parent committees. She remains an active volunteer in community-based organisations within the City of Sydney.

Christine is passionate about Sydney and committed to helping make it the world’s best place to live, work and visit. She believes local government must respect and listen to all its constituents and deliver sustainable infrastructure and services that support communities to thrive and prosper.

In March 2015, Christine pushed for the City of Sydney to join Parramatta’s push to request the NSW Minister for Planning to work with the Federal Government to review building height limits in Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. Christine believes that it’s important for Sydney to compete with other global cities in the region such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Shanghai.

In 2016, Christine was elected as a metropolitan director on the board of Local Government NSW. She is currently the Chair of the City of Sydney’s Floodplain Risk Management Committee, an Ambassador for Pride in Diversity’s Sapphire Program for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in the workplace, and an Ambassador for the Waterline Challenge Foundation, which raises funds for a range of charities.

Dr. Philip Oldfield

Dr. Philip Oldfield

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Built Environment, UNSW AUSTRALIA

Dr. Philip Oldfield is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney. He leads the Architecture and High Performance Technology stream in the MArch programme, and is a member of the High Performance Architecture Research Group.  

Prior to joining UNSW, Philip was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, UK. At Nottingham he was the co-creator and Course Director of the Masters in Sustainable Tall Buildings – the world’s only course and qualification dedicated to the design and research of high-rise architecture. In addition, he has taught at universities in Chicago, Venice and Singapore.

Philip’s research interests are focused primarily on tall building design, sustainability, liveability and embodied carbon. He is an active member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), and was Co-Chair of the CTBUH Research, Academic and Postgraduate Working Group, authoring the CTBUH Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings.

Philip writes widely around the topics of tall building design and sustainability and has had peer-reviewed papers published in the Journal of Architecture, Architectural Science Review, CTBUH Journal and Urbanism and Architecture. He has written articles for the Guardian (UK), the Architects’ Journal (UK), The Conversation (AUS), ArchitectureAU (AUS), Middle East Construction Magazine (UAE), STRUCTURE Magazine (USA), and BbICOTHbIE (Russia) amongst others.

Tony Rofail

Tony Rofail

Director, Windtech Consultants

Tony has over 27 years' combined experience as both a researcher and consultant in wind engineering. His postgraduate studies were on the subject of “Reliability of Wind Tunnel Estimation of Wind Pressures on Cladding of Building Facades”. His research experience includes a sensitivity study of the various parameters that affect wind tunnel results and has published a number of papers on this subject. Prior to this, Tony had undertaken research on the effect of neighbouring buildings on wind-induced vibration of tall/slender buildings.

Tony Rofail is a Director of Windtech Consultants and has been with the company since 1991. Since that time he has been Windtech’s principal consultant. Tony has undertaken and supervised over 2,500 wind engineering studies including wind tunnel investigations for various high-rise buildings, large roof and stadium building projects around the world. These include numerous landmark developments such as the Marina 106 Tower in Dubai (445m tall), Q1 Tower and Spirit (Iluka) at Surfers Paradise, Melbourne Quarter (6 towers), Parramatta Square Sydney, Barangaroo Sydney Yanlord Plaza Chengdu, Jiu Shi Headquarters Tower, Shanghai, The Independent Tower, Austin Texas, Resorts World Las Vegas, Gama Tower Jakarta, The Atmosphere Kolkata, Wave City Centre Noida, KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur, Nile St London.

Over the past few years, Tony has developed innovative techniques in the study of the dynamic response of tall buildings that exhibit complex modal behaviour. Windtech now also utilise the advanced multi-sector technique to account for directionality.

Tony is on the Wind Loading sub-committee of the Australian and New Zealand Standards and was on the executive committee of the Australasian Wind Engineering Society (AWES) between 1998 and 2006. Tony was involved with the preparation of the draft AWES Quality Assurance Manual for wind tunnel studies of dynamic overall wind loads on structures (currently being updated).  Tony is on the National Professional Engineers Register (NPER).

Steve Newton

Steve Newton

National Transit Management & Top Range Manager, Schindler

Steve Newton has more than 35 years’ experience in the vertical transportation industry including designing, installing, operating and servicing for high-rise buildings.

In his role leading Schindler Australia's Top Range division and National Transit Management team, Steve brings unique understanding and insight to the latest lift technology as well as to Schindler's leading-edge PORT Technology destination control system, delivering effective solutions to complex situations to projects nationwide continually.

Advising multi-national clients for projects both in Australia as well as abroad, Steve is internationally recognised as mastering the full life cycle of high-rise buildings, so as to deliver optimum cost and performance benefit to building owners.

Steve is highly regarded in the industry for building elevator design and traffic analysis to ensure efficient elevator designs. Some of his projects include 567 Collins Street Melbourne, 1 William Street Brisbane and 443 Queen Street Brisbane.

Peter Lalas

Peter Lalas

Director Principal Engineer, Façade Systems, Janus Façade

Peter Lalas is Principle Engineer, Façade Systems of Janus Facades Pty Ltd in the facade and remedial engineering disciplines. With more than 30 years of facade engineering experience, Peter has specialised in the design, manufacture and installation of new and assessment of existing facades, including curtainwalls, doors and windows, skylights, cladding and precast. Peter is a fully trained Arbitrator with extensive experience as an expert witness in façade related matters.

George Argyrou

George Argyrou

Joint Managing Director & Co Founder, Hickory

George Argyrou and his brother Michael founded Hickory in Melbourne in 1991. The fourth generation of their family to enter the construction business, together they have led the group to become one of Australia’s most respected construction firms and one of the world leaders in innovative construction practices, particularly in the area of prefabrication for tower projects.

George began his career as a carpenter, and more than 25 years on has forged a reputation as one of the industry’s most dynamic leaders. He is a champion of innovation; focused on constantly improving Hickory’s building practices, sourcing the newest materials and methods and establishing the group’s own prefabricated building systems.

From Sync modular bathrooms to the Hickory Building Systems (HBS) construction method, George has led the creation of new construction methodology that is setting new standards in construction speed, safety, sustainability and architectural flexibility.

He has great flair for creative problem solving and expertise in managing his teams, bringing together talented individuals that with George’s unique leadership consistently deliver exceptional collective results.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Domain Review Editor, Domain - Fairfax Media

Jennifer Duke is the review editor of Fairfax Media's Domain publication and has a focus on analysis and trends in the housing market. She was formerly editor of online portal Property Observer and prior to that, print magazine First Property Buyer.

She started her career post-university as a reporter, and then features editor, of Smart Property Investment magazine where she wrote profiles of property investors, covered new developments and learnt the fundamentals of real estate. Her particular topic of interest now is how the property market affects the way Australians live and the financial divide it can cause in major cities without careful planning. She is a regular commentator in property media and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Economics. Twitter: @jennieduke @domaincomau

Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil; Assoc. AIA, REFP

Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil; Assoc. AIA, REFP

Educational Facility Planner, Researcher, Educator, School Designer, Places Created for Learning: We Bring Your Schools to Life

For the last 25 years, Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil., Assoc. AIA, REFP has been researching, writing about, designing and creating activity-based learning environments for the future. His work is fuelled by a desire to create places that are responsive to the needs of its users and encourage knowledge acquisition and life-long learning. Peter’s approach is unique to the practice of architecture. Grounded in research, Peter applies social science research methodologies to the programming, planning, and design of learning environments. Peter’s Master’s Degree and experience in research enables insight to trends in educational principles that reaches beyond the normative theories presupposed by contemporaries. This approach supports the creation of dynamic places where the physical environment is understood as a vehicle of the transformative work of teaching and learning.  Among other publications, Peter is the author of Evidence-Based Design for Primary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments (2010). Furthermore, Peter is the founder of Places Created for Learning an Evidence Based Design Practice that specializes in creating activity based learning environments.. To this end, PCL consults with schools and design firms nationally and internationally.   

Associate Prof. Gregory Nolan

Associate Prof. Gregory Nolan

Director, Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania

Gregory Nolan is an Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture and Design.

A registered architect, Greg is also Director of the School’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW), a broad, multidisciplinary research and education group that aspires to be a national leader in sustainable architectural design, building and applications with wood.

He is also a timber design and production specialist. Since 1994, Greg has researched and published widely on timber in sustainable design, the environmental aspects of construction and building performance, and the broader production and use of renewable materials in the built environment. He has recently been involved with modular timber construction and the use of CLT in multistorey residential building in Tasmania. In addition to work in current and past building design with timber, Greg is also involved in efforts to gain the most from Australia's plantation hardwood resources.

Mike George

Mike George

Regional Director, Head of Premium Property Group – Office, Asia Pacific, JLL

Mike George has worked at JLL for more than 17 years in various engineering and management roles, in the provision of property / asset management of Australian tall buildings, as the Head of the Premium Asset Group, Australia. Mike also performs an Asia Pacific role to facilitate the delivery of premium property and asset management services, with a focus on the emerging super tall building speciality.

Mike is a degree qualified Electrical Engineer with a background in building automation, building engineering and operational management.

Mike chairs the JLL Regional Premium Asset and Tall Buildings Group and is a member of the JLL Global Premium Services Group.

James Larmour-Reid

James Larmour-Reid

Victorian Regional Director, Planisphere

James is an urban and regional planning professional with a commitment to achieving planning and urban design outcomes that enhance sense of place, liveability, resilience and equity. He views planning as playing a crucial role in predicting, shaping and communicating about change. Adopting an inquisitive and consultative approach to all of his projects, he seeks to develop visions that inspire, processes that involve the right people, and strategies that are
effective and achievable.

At Planisphere, James manages a wide variety of strategic, corporate and community planning projects. In doing so he draws on over 25 years of experience, gained both as a consultant and as a senior manager in local government. He leads multi-disciplinary teams on a diverse range of projects including structure plans, development plans, urban design frameworks, planning scheme reviews, planning applications, gambling and liquor policy, regional planning, community and economic development, and community engagement.

James has a strong reputation for professional leadership and advocacy. He plays a prominent role in the profession as the Planning Institute of Australia’s immediate past President in Victoria; and is a regular speaker and commentator on planning issues. He was a founding board member of 3000acres, a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates the establishment of productive gardens. Throughout his career he has been involved in a variety of community and civic organisations, including serving as a board member of the Victorian Local Governance
Association.

JAMES’ MAIN AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

  • Strategic planning and policy development
  • Development applications
  • Advocacy and expert witness statements at planning tribunals & panels
  • Management of complex strategic & corporate planning processes
  • Corporate management & process reviews
  • Economic and community development
  • Community engagement & facilitation

Glen Pederick

Glen Pederick

Associate Director, Waterman AHW (VIC) Pty Ltd

Glen Pederick is a Chartered Professional Engineer who holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree as well as a Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying.  In his 28 years of industry experience he has designed the building services for many major developments, but his real passion is elevator design in tall buildings.

Glen is an active contributor to the Australian construction industry and is currently a member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's Advisory Group.  He has participated in Property Council of Australia representative committees, the Victorian Government Building Appeals Board and Building Code review committees.

Peter Greaves

Peter Greaves

Global Electrical Leader, Aurecon

Peter Greaves, Aurecon’s Global Electrical Leader, is a chartered electrical engineer with over 20 years’ international engineering experience as a design engineer and design team manager, working on a variety of projects. He is passionate about the use of Digital Engineering not only in design and construction but also procurement and the entire life of assets. He supports the growth of teams and individuals to do more than the average and is excited about what the next 20 years will mean for engineers and how we can help shape the future.

David Waldren

David Waldren

Head of Planning and Design, Grocon

David joined Grocon in 2001 and is responsible distilling project requirements and overseeing the front end of all new projects from a design point of view including establishing design teams and creating the best possible design outcomes for our clients. David also works in conjunction with the Construction and Development parts of the Grocon business to not only ensure the successful design outcome of our projects, but also to ensure that the planning process is seamless and well executed.

David has worked in the field of design and building for over three decades and has an extensive background in large project development and design management of large scale and highly complex projects. They include; the QV development in Melbourne which incorporated BHP Billiton’s World Headquarters, a childcare facility and a high-rise residential tower, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Northern Stand redevelopment (which involved a joint venture of five separate architectural practices), Fairfax Media House (the first project in Victoria to build over rail), 480 Queen Street Brisbane a 50,000 sq.m premium and 6 GreenStar office tower with extensive public realm and both Swanston Square and Bouverie Street Apartment developments in Melbourne. He was also the development manager behind the carbon neutral Pixel building in Melbourne and more recently assisted with the design management of Legion House in Sydney, a heritage listed building which has been redefined using carbon neutral technologies.

David’s particular interest in sustainability in the built form saw him appointed as Australia’s expert on the International Energy Agency study of Net Zero Energy Buildings. David is an architect, an accredited GreenStar professional; and has been the Chair of Grocon’s national sustainability committee. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from Melbourne University and is a fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program.

Jean-Louis Govaerts

Jean-Louis Govaerts

Deputy Director Engineering, BESIX

Jean-Louis is the Deputy Director of Engineering at BESIX, a world leader in the delivery of high-rise and super high-rise buildings. Within the dedicated BESIX Engineering Department, he leads the buildings team with extensive experience in complex buildings, stadium infrastructure and high-rise structures.

Jean-Louis has more than 30 years’ experience in structural design and has personally been involved in multiple high-rise buildings, o.a. the 150m high twin tower of the Nile City in Cairo, the 300m high Sports City Tower in Doha, Qatar and the 140m high CBX Tower in La Defense in Paris, France which were delivered by BESIX. More recently he has been involved in preliminary designs for a 280m high Office Tower in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and a 240m high residential tower in Stockholm, Sweden with a strong focus on constructability.

Mathew Burke

Mathew Burke

Building Services Discipline leader, Meinhardt

Mathew is the Building Services Discipline leader at Meinhardt with over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of building services. Mathew currently manages the Sydney team leading delivery of all building services including MEP, specialist lighting, vertical transport, acoustic and fire engineering. Mathew also works together with his peers across disciplines and international borders to bring together a coordinated approach to service delivery. Mathew provides strategic direction, thought leadership, advice and verification on the highly technical delivery of building services.

Mathew is a personable engineer, with the proven ability to work with clients, project teams, community groups, stakeholders and authorities to understand their requirements and expectations. He has the technical expertise to deliver multidisciplinary projects within agreed timeframes. His project experience extends from large power, water and transport infrastructure projects to building services, including nuclear facilities, tall and very tall buildings, large health care developments and mixed-use developments.

Mathew’s core skill areas cover the breadth of project areas:

  • Design direction and verification
  • Ensuring that project outcomes meet performance and operation requirements
  • Delivery of projects on time, on budget
  • Interface between design and infrastructure delivery
  • Ensuring approvals are obtained in a timely manner
  • Facilitating risk and safety management; facilitating risk and safety in design workshops

Brisbane CDB (QLD)
This project currently in design is a 91 level 274m tall residential building in the heart of Brisbane. Once completed the building nearly 700 apartments, indoor swimming pool and recreation areas as well as commercial and retail opportunities.
 
St Leonards Sydney (NSW)
This project currently in design includes 300 apartments over 50 levels, as well as an additional 7 levels of hotel. The building is unique in its tear drop design and together with our CFD modelling to reduce wind loading will make an eye catching and sustainably deigned building.

Mathew is the project director for these projects where Meinhardt are providing structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire protection and vertical transport services.

Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Specialist Lighting Section Manager, Wood & Grieve Engineers

In his current role, Dave is the Specialist Lighting Section Manager at Wood & Grieve Engineers in Melbourne.
He has delivered many iconic installations both in Australia and abroad including Melbourne’s Upper West Side Development, one of the largest inner city developments in Australia housing over 2,200 apartments over 4 high rise towers.

A practical and pragmatic creative, Dave regularly exhibits in lighting art festivals such as White Night, Globe Light and The Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

Dave is a past President of the Victorian Lighting Society.

Richard Cass

Richard Cass

Chartered Engineer & Technical Director, Bonacci Group

Richard Cass is a chartered professional engineer, IntPE(NZ), and a technical director at Bonacci Group, Sydney. He specialises in the structural design of high rise buildings.  His recent projects include:

  • 300 George Street, Brisbane. 262m, 187m and 127m.
  • Sky Tower; Margaret St, Brisbane. 270m
  • Mary Lane, Brisbane. 130m
  • Infinity tower,  Hershel Street, Brisbane 249m
  • Soleil tower,  Adelaide Street, Brisbane 243m (modal and creep analysis)

David Christie

David Christie

Architect, Associate, Technical Innovation Leader, Woods Bagot

David has become an essential part of Woods Bagot’s technical innovation fabric, with his talent recognised through a number of awards in the BIM industry.
 
Fully engaged in the projects he delivers, David is committed to seeing large projects through from start to finish; managing co-ordination and BIM processes and collaborating in 3D with consultants and contractors.
 
With a high proficiency in BIM, he sees each project as an opportunity to test and build on technological advancement, with a particular interest in improving and optimising workflow processes throughout the design stages leading to efficiency and accuracy in construction.
 
Experienced in a diverse range of projects, David’s skill base covers a wide scope including design, documentation, technical detailing and design technology, from early conceptual design phases to fabrication and construction.

Dr Peter Key

Dr Peter Key

National Technical Development Manager, Australian Steel Institute

Peter is National Technical Development Manager for Australian Steel Institute (ASI). His academic achievements include a Bachelor of Engineering from The University of Sydney with 1st Class Honours and University Medal (prox acc). Postgraduate qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Sydney. Peter is a Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and he has worked for more than 20 years in the design and construct arena, specialising in large span steel structures. He sits on numerous steel related Standards committees and is a member of the EA Civil and Structures panel in Sydney.

Peter is author of a range of technical publications for ASI, including the Structural Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Code of Practice, design of hollow section connections and updates to design capacity tables.
Recent initiatives that Peter has been involved in include drafting lead for the new AS/NZS 5131 ‘Structural steelwork – fabrication and erection’, drafting of the new ASI ‘National Structural Steelwork Specification’ and development and implementation of the ASI ‘National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme’. Peter also managed publication of the recent ‘Practical Guide to planning the safe erection of steel structures’ in partnership with Multiplex.

Stuart Marsland

Stuart Marsland

Principal, Rothelowman

As a Principal at Rothelowman, Stuart’s role is to constantly push the boundaries in design and detailing, creating cleaner, more efficient, rigorous and elegant solutions on challenging sites.

Stuart’s passion for high quality dense urban design was born out of training at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, just as the city was going through its post-industrial regeneration.

Upon graduation in 1996, Stuart moved to London where he worked for nine years on large commercial and residential projects with clients including the London Underground. Throughout this period Stuart was constantly creating innovative designs and expanding sites that initially appeared to have reached their maximum yield.

Joern Teipel

Joern Teipel

Lead Technical Manager (Architecture), Outokumpu, Finland

Joern Teipel studied Physics in Bonn, Germany, and at The Ohio State University in Columbus, USA, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2006 in the field of nonlinear optics. He began his professional career in 2006 at a technical consultancy in Frankfurt. In 2009 he joined ThyssenKrupp Steel where he was responsible for the business development of magnesium flat products. In 2011 he transferred to the stainless steel producer ThyssenKrupp Nirosta in Krefeld – now Outokumpu. As a Lead Technical Manager he is in charge of all architectural applications from the technical perspective and involved in the development of new surface finishes.

Robert Boog

Robert Boog

Vice President Sales and Marketing - Schindler Top Range, Schindler

Robert Boog has been living in China for more than a decade and has been involved in the elevator industry for over 18 years.

Having studied Engineering in Switzerland, his journey in China began in 2003 when he was appointed as head of Schindler’s Top Range Division.

Robert moved into Product Management in 2010, taking over responsibility for the Asia Pacific region, before heading up global Product Management within the Schindler Top Range Team.

In early 2016, Robert assumed the role of Vice President Sales and Marketing for Schindler's Top Range Business globally, where he leads global high-rise sales and oversees the development of future Schindler high-rise solutions.

Robert currently resides in Shanghai and holds an EMBA degree of the IVEY Business School in Hong Kong.

Prof. Priyan Mendis

Prof. Priyan Mendis

Professor of Civil Engineering, Dept of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne

Priyan Mendis is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Melbourne and the Director of the Centre for Prefabricated Construction. He obtained his PhD from Monash University in 1987. He worked as a Structural Engineer at Connell Wagner Ltd in Melbourne before joining the University of Melbourne in early 1990s. He has been an expert consultant for design of structures in Australia and overseas, including tallest buildings in the world. He is an expert in design of structures for dynamic effects such as wind and earthquakes and also other effects such as blast and fire. He is one of the first engineers to introduce high-strength concrete in tall buildings. He has also led the CTBUH (World Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) sub-committee of use of high-performance concrete in tall buildings and is a member of the Performance-based design and progressive collapse committees.  He is presently involved in designing a number of tall buildings and actively working on introducing prefabricated construction to tall buildings.

 

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