10th World Congress CTBUH
October 28 - November 2, Chicago hosted the 10th CTBUH World Congress (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat). The theme of this year’s congress is “50 Forward | 50 Back: The Recent History and Essential Future of Sustainable Cities.” According to forecasts, by 2050, 68% of the population will live in cities. For this reason, Congress was considering how to maximize the quality of life in cities with the help of thoughtful approaches to population density and development, the effects of climate change, as well as a number of other pressing issues.
Metropolis Company has been following trends in modern design and construction technologies for high-rise and unique structures and has been a member of CTBUH since 2013. The Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Council (CTBUH) is the world's leading resource for professionals involved in the creation, design, construction and operation of tall buildings and cities of the future. The World Congress is not only an opportunity to discuss achievements in the field with colleagues from different countries, but also to share experience in the design and construction of high-rise and unique buildings on different continents. Mohamed Nasser, Metropolis Commercial Director, took part in the 10th CTBUH Congress, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the council.
One of America’s most prominent engineers, Sherwin Asrow, also took part in the conference. He took part in the One Prudential Plaza Chicago project as one of the chief engineers and personally calculated the aerodynamic force acting on the tall building. OOne Prudential Plaza Chicago - an office 41-storey building with a steel frame, 183.2 meters high, built in 1955. It was the first high-rise building built since the Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II. The project was unique not only for its height, but also for the fact that it was built over the railway tracks, which continued to work during the construction. The framework of the Prudential Plaza was traditional - it consisted of beams and columns, but the floors were made of steel formwork filled with concrete, which was unusual for that time.
The business program of the event was held at the Radisson-Blu Aqua Chicago hotel and consisted of discussions, workshops and one-day symposia. During the congress, two excursions were organized outside the main venue, one of which was dedicated to the outstanding high-rise buildings and urban spaces of Chicago, and the second was a trip to North American cities, including New York, Seattle and Toronto.
Other congress materials are available on the site CTBUH2019.org