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University of New South Wales at CTBUH

Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop Meets at 2017 CTBUH Conference

Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop Meets at 2017 CTBUH Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop, supported by the Australian Passive…

CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Workshop Held at 2017 Conference

CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Workshop Held at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Committee held its third annual meeting and…

CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia

CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia

7-9 Mar 2017, Event Report – Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney…

University of New South Wales at CTBUH

Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop Meets at 2017 CTBUH Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop, supported by the Australian Passive House Association, convened at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Workshop Held at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Committee held its third annual meeting and workshop, which included presentations by James Parakh and Chris Proctor.
CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia
7-9 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
Ken Shuttleworth: A Journey of Design and Discovery
17 Aug 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Sydney held a collaborative event with UNSW Built Environment, welcoming British architect Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make, to Australia.

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Philip Oldfield

Philip Oldfield

CTBUH Staff, 2007 – 2011
Sydney, Australia

Helen Lochhead

Helen Lochhead

CTBUH Chapter Board Member, 2018 – Present
Sydney, Australia

Paola Favaro

Paola Favaro

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

CTBUH Leaders at University of New South Wales

Philip Oldfield

Philip Oldfield

CTBUH Staff, 2007 – 2011
Sydney, Australia

Helen Lochhead

Helen Lochhead

CTBUH Chapter Board Member, 2018 – Present
Sydney, Australia

Paola Favaro

Paola Favaro

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Donald McNeill

Donald McNeill

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

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CTBUH Resources Involving University of New South Wales

Polycentric vs. Monocentric: The Future of Vertical Urbanism?

22 Oct 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference
Chair: Steve Watts, alinea Consulting; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Koon Hean Cheong, Housing & Development Board; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; and Peter Murray

Urban and Building Transit 2050: What Will it Look Like?

22 Oct 2018 – Earle Arney, Arney Fender Katsalidis; Sascha Brozek, KONE; Scott Duncan, SOM; Helen Lochhead, UNSW Sydney

Harry Seidler’s Sydney Towers: A System of Total Environments

1 Nov 2017 – Paola Favaro, University of New South Wales

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Compressive Behaviour of Geopolymer Concrete-Filled Steel Columns at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

Dec 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 4
Zhong Tao, Yi-Fang Cao, Zhu Pan & Md Kamrul Hassan, Western Sydney University

The Role of Design Competitions In Shaping Sydney’s Public Realm

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Helen Lochhead & Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales

ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind

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Videos

Polycentric vs. Monocentric: The Future of Vertical Urbanism?
22 Oct 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference; Chair: Steve Watts, alinea Consulting; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Koon Hean Cheong, Housing & Development Board; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; and Peter Murray
Numerous cities are now developing along polycentric lines, with several urban “nodes” focused around tall building clusters that often compete for commerce, attention and investment within the same city. This dispersed approach to urban density…
Urban and Building Transit 2050: What Will it Look Like?
22 Oct 2018 – Earle Arney, Arney Fender Katsalidis; Sascha Brozek, KONE; Scott Duncan, SOM; Helen Lochhead, UNSW Sydney
The next few decades promise to be among the most exciting in the history of modern transportation and the high-rise. Drones, autonomous autos, ropeless elevators, the Hyperloop – all these have massive implications for the urban form, and the…
Harry Seidler’s Sydney Towers: A System of Total Environments
1 Nov 2017 – Paola Favaro, University of New South Wales
In May 1967, the Austrian-born Sydney architect Harry Seidler (1923–2006) was invited in Brisbane to speak at the annual convention of the Australian Architectural Student Association. Responding to the convention’s theme “City Synthesis,” Seidler…
Interview: Helen Lochhead
31 Oct 2017 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales
Helen Lochhead of the University of New South Wales is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Towards a Volumetric Urbanism: Governing Underground & Vertical Space
30 Oct 2017 – Donald McNeill, University of Western Sydney
The current age of tall building design is increasingly being defined by the growing need to strategically plan the volumetric conditions of centrally located urban spaces. The objective is to examine three challenges to the established theorization…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 2A: Urban Policy Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Chair: Caroline Stalker, Arup; Tim Williams, Arup; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Caroline Stalker, Australasian Design Director (Urban), Arup, chairs the question and answer session with Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney & Principal, Arup; Helen Lochhead, Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales;…
The Role of Design Competitions in Shaping Sydney's Public Realm
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales
Tall buildings often take more than they give back, frequently exacerbating local environmental conditions, overshadowing streets and public spaces, creating wind tunnels, and impacting the social life of streets by replacing diversity with mono-…
The Tall Australian Office Building: In Conversation
30 Oct 2017 – Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
Convened by the publication “Architecture Australia,” architects, clients and critics will come together to discuss two landmark Australian towers – 1 William Street by Woods Bagot in Brisbane, and the EY Centre designed by FJMT in Sydney. The…

Papers/Research

Compressive Behaviour of Geopolymer Concrete-Filled Steel Columns at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures
Dec 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 4; Zhong Tao, Yi-Fang Cao, Zhu Pan & Md Kamrul Hassan, Western Sydney University
Geopolymer concrete (GPC), which is recognised as an environmentally friendly alternative to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) concrete, has been reported to possess high fire resistance. However, very limited research has been conducted to investigate…
The Role of Design Competitions In Shaping Sydney’s Public Realm
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Helen Lochhead & Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
Since 2000, through the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy (CDP), the quality of major projects in the city has been improved significantly, mediating the competing tensions of public and private interest. The most successful of these…
ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind
ASPECT: RATIOS is the outgrowth of a program developed by the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee in New York, beginning in 2016. The purpose of the lecture series, and of this special edition, is to showcase some of the exemplary work done by women…
Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales
Energy consumption in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been rising over the last four decades. The residential building sector alone accounts for more than 50% of all delivered energy consumption, and half of this is attributed to the use…
A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of the building form and envelope as a first priority, with additional technologies…
A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of the building form and envelope as a first priority, with additional technologies…
Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort
Mar 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings 2015 Number 1; M. D. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation
A team of researchers and practitioners were recently assembled to prepare a monograph on “Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability”. This monograph presents a state-of-the-art report of occupant response to wind-induced…
An Assessment of Australian Preparedness for Tall Building Usage in a New Risk Regime
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Alan P. Jeary, University of Western Sydney
This paper is an assessment of the current state of readiness of Australia to combat terrorist attacks on large occupancy buildings has been assessed in terms of the criteria considered to be key safety issues by the international working group…

Tall Buildings Involving University of New South Wales