SOM has long been at the forefront of developing new strategies to advance sustainability. The goal of the Timber Tower Research Project is to create a structural system for tall buildings that uses mass timber as the main structural material and minimizes the carbon footprint of the building.
The new Integrated Terminal Building at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport combines international and domestic operations at one of the busiest airports in India. The 410,000-square-meter building, being constructed at the site of the existing terminal, will achieve a capacity of 40 million passengers per annum upon completion in 2014. This paper looks at the structural innovations incorporated into the design of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Integrated Terminal Building.
In this paper from 1965, Fazlur R. Khan, one of the greatest structural engineers of the 20th century, examines the various aspects of efficient multi-story structures. He references the latest code established by the American Institute of Steel Construction, pointing out different interpretations in several individual cases.