In April 2020, leaders from multiple SOM offices will participate in the CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation conference. William Baker, Leo Chow, Brian Lee, Benton Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Thomas Kinzl, and Joyce Lam will each present an SOM-designed project to a panel of judges and conference attendees.
In an episode of National Geographic's Superstructures: Engineering Marvels, William Baker explains how his structural engineering team designed the world's tallest tower to withstand strong winds and severe weather.
On July 13, Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at the 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development of Construction Engineering. He will discuss the engineering innovation behind the design of the Burj Khalifa, as well as new technology in the design and construction of supertall buildings around the world.
On June 25th, 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Structural Engineering Director in SOM’s London office, will speak at the 9th Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference. There he will speak about new and emerging technologies and will present case studies including Burj Khalifa.
On April 28th, 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Director of Structural Engineering, will speak at the launch event of the Arabic edition of Skyscrapers. The book was written by author and structural historian Judith Dupré.
Travel + Leisure magazine talks with William F. Baker on Skyscraper Day about his work as an engineer for some of the world's tallest towers. The article spotlights various observation decks, including the SOM-designed Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Willis Tower, and 875 N. Michigan Avenue.
Beginning on June 17th, 2018, a selection of models highlighting the structural engineering of several SOM-designed projects will be shown as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Engineering NRW in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The exhibition is titled "Visionaries and Everyday Heroes: Engineers - Build - Future."
CNN looks back on the impact of the Burj Khalifa and the evolving future of architecture in Dubai. SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker is interviewed regarding the design and engineering innovations of the Burj Khalifa and its continuing influence on the built environment.
Popular Mechanics gives a brief history of skyscrapers through seven pivotal examples of their development and evolution. SOM's Willis Tower and the Burj Khalifa are featured in the list, as is SOM structural engineer Fazlur Kahn for his pioneering role in using the tubular column system.