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CTBUH Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings

8 Jun 2017, Event Report – CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with…

Debating Tall: Replace the Thompson Center?

28 Apr 2017, CTBUH Journal Paper – In the CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II, two experts debate on the fate of…

Mir Ali

Mir Ali

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2008 – 2012
Champaign, United States

Abbas Aminmansour

Abbas Aminmansour

CTBUH Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury, 2019
Urbana, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Tall Buildings and Sustainability - An Integrated Approach

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart; Michael Volk, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch

An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems

1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4
Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

From Cityscape to Skyscape: The Changing Character of Cities

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Mir M. Ali & Paul J. Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Toward a Better Urban Life: Integration of Cities and Tall Buildings

Jun 2008 – 4th Architectural Conference on High Rise Buildings
Mir M. Ali & Ajla Aksamija, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
There is much architectural and engineering literature which discusses the virtues of exterior bracing and diagrid systems in regards to sustainability - two systems which generally reduce building materials, enhance structural performance, and…
From Cityscape to Skyscape: The Changing Character of Cities
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Mir M. Ali & Paul J. Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urban centers throughout the world are influencing the design of the supertall building as a “city within a city” and a “city in the sky.” The future of cities world-wide points to exponential growth in developing countries and diminished global…
Toward a Better Urban Life: Integration of Cities and Tall Buildings
Jun 2008 – 4th Architectural Conference on High Rise Buildings; Mir M. Ali & Ajla Aksamija, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In the context of a rapidly urbanizing world, architects and planners should aim to create cities that are thriving, vibrant, and healthy. Well-planned cities containing tall buildings at appropriate locations and their infrastructures will help…
Urban Design Strategy Report on Tall Buildings in Malta
Jun 2008 – Fulbright Mission on tall buildings, Malta; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The overarching purpose of the project was to offer expert advice to MEPA planning professionals and provide policy guidance on the siting, use and design of tall buildings in appropriate locations in Malta.
Overview of Sustainable Design Factors in High-Rise Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Mir M. Ali & Paul J. Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This paper examines the critical design factors and strategies that warrant consideration to accomplish sustainable or high-performance tall buildings applying innovative technologies.
Material-Saving Design Strategies for Tall Building Structures
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kyoung Sun Moon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This paper examines the impact of different geometric configurations of the structural members on the material-saving economic design and makes recommendations for optimal geometries.
Green Design of Residential High-Rise Buildings in Livable Cities
Feb 2008 – IBS/NAHB Symposium Orlando 2008; Mir M. Ali & Paul J. Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This paper illustrates the interdependency of the sustainable design of high-rise residential buildings and their urban habitats. It argues that increased density is commensurate with the goals of sustainability and fosters a livable city with…
The Skyscraper: Epitome of Human Aspirations
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This paper will discuss the underlying human striving towards something higher to conquer space, as well as psychological motivations for designing skyscrapers and not so much their craftsmanship and artistry. The discussion will demonstrate how…
High-rise with Cable Net Facade for the 21st Century!
Oct 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2001; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
This article offers a synopsis of some of the unique features of the building and offers an insight into the collaboration between team members involved in the design and construction of the building.
Integrated Design of Safe Skyscrapers: Problems, Challenges and Prospects
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) resulting in the collapse of the two major icons of New York City has been a world-shaking event. This paper reflects on this disaster and then explores the multi-faceted issues involving…