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About Rene Lagos Engineers

René Lagos Engineers is an international structural engineering firm, founded in 1977, in Santiago, Chile, with offices in Santiago (Head Office), Lima, Miami and Dubai.

With 35 years of experience, the firm has grown steadily both in magnitude of projects developed and the ability to dedevelop and maintain an outstanding staff.

Their engineers provide customers with value engineered solutions designed to meet the individual needs of each project, always oriented towards sustainable design, following the company's permanent commitment to exceeding expectation.

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Rene Lagos Engineers Connected Global News

Chile’s Tallest Building Nears Completion

Chile’s Tallest Building Nears Completion

13 Dec 2012, Santiago – South America’s future tallest building, the 70-story Gran Torre Costanera Center in…

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Rene Lagos Engineers at CTBUH

CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event

1 Jun 2018, Conference Activity Report – The first 2018 Leaders Meeting brought together CTBUH leaders from…

CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed…

Seismic Issues Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 Sep 2014, Event Report – Seismic issues tend to be the predominant controlling factor in tall building…

Rene Lagos Engineers at CTBUH

CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event
1 Jun 2018, Chicago – Conference Activity Report
The first 2018 Leaders Meeting brought together CTBUH leaders from around the world to provide mid-year updates on the Council's major initiatives.
CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed a handful of industry experts to discuss the latest advances in performance-based seismic design.
Seismic Issues Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
Seismic issues tend to be the predominant controlling factor in tall building structural design, particularly along the Pacific Rim.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 3
Sep 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 3 includes 10 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.

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Rene Lagos

Rene Lagos

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2017 – Present
Santiago, Chile

Mario Lafontaine

Mario Lafontaine

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Santiago, Chile

CTBUH Resources Involving Rene Lagos Engineers

Seismic Base Isolation of the Nunoa Capital Building

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Mario Lafontaine, Rene Lagos Engineers

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 06 - Q & A

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Debating Tall: Functional Recovery from Earthquakes?

Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III
Dr. Thomas Heaton, California Institute of Technology; Rene Lagos, Rene Lagos Engineers

Seismic Base Isolation of the Nunoa Capital Building

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Rene Lagos & Mario Lafontaine, Rene Lagos Engineers; Ruben Boroschek & Rodrigo Retamales, Ruben Boroschek and Associates

Seismic Performance of High-rise Concrete Buildings in Chile

Sep 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 3
René Lagos, Marianne Kupfer, Jorge Lindenberg, et la, Lagos Engineers

Papers/Research

Debating Tall: Functional Recovery from Earthquakes?
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III; Dr. Thomas Heaton, California Institute of Technology; Rene Lagos, Rene Lagos Engineers
Some consider the typical “Collapse Prevention Objective” an inadequate target for the seismic design of tall buildings, advocating instead that buildings “functionally recover,” e.g., be inhabitable after an earthquake. Debating Tall asks two…
Seismic Base Isolation of the Nunoa Capital Building
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Rene Lagos & Mario Lafontaine, Rene Lagos Engineers; Ruben Boroschek & Rodrigo Retamales, Ruben Boroschek and Associates
The 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule Chile earthquake caused more than 30 billion US dollars in direct losses. The indirect losses remain unknown, but it is estimated that they far exceed the direct losses. Although the standard’s seismic philosophy goal for this…
Seismic Performance of High-rise Concrete Buildings in Chile
Sep 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 3; René Lagos, Marianne Kupfer, Jorge Lindenberg, et la, Lagos Engineers
Chile is characterized by the largest seismicity in the world which produces strong earthquakes every 83±9 years in the Central part of Chile, where it is located Santiago, the capital of Chile. The short interval between large earthquakes magnitude…

Tall Buildings Involving Rene Lagos Engineers

1   Torre Costanera 2014 300 m Santiago
2   Torre Telefónica Chile 1996 143 m Santiago
3   Isidora 3000 2008 118 m Santiago
4   Costanera Hotel 2012 113 m Santiago
5   Torre Centenario 2000 112 m Santiago
6   Torre Barlovento 2015 107 m Lima
7   Edificio Nunoa Capital Office Tower 2016 86 m Santiago
8   Edificio Nunoa Capital Residential To… - 86 m Santiago
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