The 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress will take place in Chicago from October 28th through November 2nd. Leadership from various disciplines will guide programs and participate in panel discussions and presentations centered around the skyscraper typology, urban development, and the evolution of the built environment.
Civil Engineering Magazine speaks with Director of Structural Engineering Charles Besjak and other industry leaders about challenges in slender tower design. Besjak discusses SOM’s wind tunnel, the damping system that was designed for 35 Hudson Yards in New York, and more.
In the October 2016 issue of DETAIL, an architecture and engineering journal, SOM Director Charles Besjak describes the structural engineering of Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Its long-span roof structure covers 70,000 square meters, making it one of the world's largest roofs without an expansion joint.
SOM's leadership will once again be represented at the annual global conference of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The event takes place in China on October 16–21, 2016, during which SOM will deliver nine presentations on skyscraper and urban design.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated SOM's Charles Besjak and Nicole Dosso to its College of Fellows. The prestigious honor is awarded to AIA members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.
On November 5, 2015, a ceremony at Denver Union Station marked the project's national recognition by the IDEAS2 awards. Given annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the program honors outstanding projects in engineering and architecture using structural steel.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 has been named an Outstanding Project in the 2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, organized by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).
Charles Besjak, SOM Director of Structural Engineering, will present three papers at the American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress. Besjak will speak about three SOM buildings: Busan Lotte Town Tower, Pearl River Tower, and Shenzhen Shum-Yip Tower One.
SOM Director Charles Besjak will be among the presenters at this year’s Value of Design Symposium in the Netherlands. Besjak’s lecture, on March 18, will focus on the use of new technologies and how these tools can be used to generate innovative approaches to engineering complex structures.
Charles Besjak, SOM Director of Structural Engineering, will present “Seismic Analysis and Evaluation of New Structural Systems for the Design of Mega Structures.” His seminar will focus on SOM’s 450-meter-tall Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in China.