This course provides
A broad overview of the “tall building” with its general concepts
Definition, emergence and historical background of tall buildings.
Planning and design considerations of tall buildings
Information about lateral loads; wind and earthquake effects on tall buildings.
Steel, reinforced concrete and composite tall building overview.
Structural systems of tall buildings; shear trussed frame and shear walled frame systems, mega column (mega frame, space truss) and mega core systems, outriggered frame systems, tube (framed-tube, trussed-tube, bundled-tube) systems.
Fundamentals of aerodynamic modifications on tall buildings against wind load.