Published: 15 April 2016

Structural truth

Gold Medal, Other Awards, Skyscrapers

Robert Halvorson, winner of our 2016 Gold Medal, discusses his career, and how structural engineers will help shape the future of tall buildings.


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Published: 12 April 2016

Riding out a hurricane - 70 storeys high

Gold Medal, Other Awards, Skyscrapers

Bob Halvorson, winner of our 2016 Gold Medal, has worked on tall building projects all over the world. Here he describes how and why he came to run structural tests on a skyscraper - during a category three hurricane!


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Published: 13 January 2016

China’s towering feats of engineering


As the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announces the world’s 100th supertall building, and Shanghai Tower is named the 2nd tallest building in the world, we look at how China is getting taller and taller.


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Published: 18 June 2015

Engineering skyscrapers

Skyscrapers, Tall buildings

Professor Jiemen Ding is President of Tongji Architectural Design Co. Ltd. and Chairman of our People’s Republic of China Regional Group. He specialises in steel structures and super high-rise buildings, designing projects like The Shanghai Tower, Shandong Art Museum and Fuzhou South Railway Station. He has been a practising structural engineer for over 25 years.  Here he talks about structural engineers’ contribution to the design of skyscrapers, and his role as a keynote speaker at our 2015 International Conference in Singapore.

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Published: 03 November 2014

What are the challenges to super-tall construction?

Skyscrapers, Women Engineers

Claudina Vaz is an undergraduate engineer currently enjoying a work placement at WSP. Roma Agrawal is an associate structural engineer at the firm, where she has worked for nine years on numerous projects including bridges, sculptures and the world famous Shard tower. She has won various awards including the Institution’s Young Structural Engineer of the Year competition, and has been a Chartered Member since 2011.

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