The summit touched upon various technologies, best practices and issue of sustainability in tall buildings across the world. Tall buildings have taken the country and the world by storm – an ideal example being Burj Khalifa in the UAE and Lodha World One coming up in Mumbai,
Kevin Brass, Public Affairs Manager & Journal Editor, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He is an advocate of quality development. Whether it is tall or small structures, Kevin Brass believes in high-quality, sustainable, smart and efficient projects. Public Affairs Manager and Journal Editor of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), he has spent more than a decade chronicling the development of tall buildings and urban centres world over.
Located in Frankfurt, Germany, and designed by Sauerbruch Hutton architects, KfW Westarkade was recently awarded the 2011 Overall 'Best Tall Building Worldwide' by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
The high-rise committee has defined a tall building as any building with a height of 70 m or above. Indeed, going vertical seems to be the new mantra for developers in mega cities. Dinesh Dubey, General Manager - Projects, SD Corporation speaks to CW about his views on developing tall structures along with the diverse construction aspects of the landmark tall structure in Mumbai, The Imperial.
This is perhaps one of the earliest references to man's ambition to build tall. However, at the risk of sounding blasphemous, getting to the top of the aforementioned Tower of Babel would have proved to be impractical till 1853
Capacit´e Infraprojects Ltd is an ISO-9001:2008, ISO-14001:2004 and OHSAS-18001:2007 certified company. Rahul Katyal, Managing Director, Capacit´e Infraprojects Ltd, shares his view on the tall building scenario in the country.