With a substantial amount of the world’s population, and consequently its skyscraper construction, still growing in areas of high seismicity, it is incumbent upon the industry to continue to introduce new and better solutions for mitigating the effects of seismic events. From base and inter-story isolation systems, to improvements in raft foundations and façade elements, the level of investment in seismic mitigation technology has increased along with the sophistication of the practice. Particular advances have been made in performance-based seismic design (PBSD), which can be implemented when local code provides insufficient guidance. This workshop brings together the leading practitioners in tall building seismic design, to deliver updates on the state of the art and contemplate new trends.

When: Saturday, 20 October 2018 8:00am-12:00pm
Venue: JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai

Kindly Sponsored by:

Workshop Program

Campbell Workshop Chair: Paul Campbell
Technical Director, WSP
8:00am Arrival & coffee Break
8:30am Welcome


9:40am Coffee/Tea Break


Shilpa Nirman Thilakarathna

Shilpa Nirman Thilakarathna

Design Office Manager, Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd
“Performance-Based Seismic Evaluation of Wind-Impacted Tall Buildings”
Yusuf Zahit Gündogdu

Yusuf Zahit Gündogdu

President, Miyamoto International Turkey
“Feasibility Study for Seismic Base Isolation Design of a High-Rise Building”
Matthias Roik

Matthias Roik

Research & Development, HALFEN
“Would a European Façade Resist an Earthquake in Dubai?”
11:00am Q&A Session
11:30am Discussion on Next Steps
11:50am Closing Remarks
12:00pm Workshop End