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Find out what D2E will be presenting at CTBUH 2016

Find out what D2E will be presenting at CTBUH 2016

The CTBUH 2016 conference will include presentations, exhibitors, program rooms, panel discussions, and off-site programs, focused on the overall conference theme: Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism. The conference will take place from 16-21 October, 2016, progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, which are effectively merging together into the world’s single largest “Megacity.”

D2E are proud to be presenting two papers in Shenzhen, our presentation schedule is as follows;

“Improving Vertical Transportation Design for a Dense Vertical Urban Environment”

Paul Burns 

Monday 17th October 2016, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm, Session 4E: Progressive Vertical Transport

“The development of high-rise residential buildings has grown significantly over the past decade in response to the global increase in population density in urban centers. Urban populations accounted for 54 percent of the global population in 2014 – up from just 34 percent in 1960 – and are predicted to approach 70 percent by 2050. In this world of increasingly dense urbanization and the drive to build ever taller, vertical transportation (VT) has become a vital component to this urban expansion; however, recent experience has highlighted an apparent gap in the expectations and perceptions between key stakeholders (including end users) as to the roles and capabilities of VT in supporting high-rise living. In this presentation, D2E explores and compares those expectations and perceptions through surveys, direct interviews, its own VT design experience, gathered industry data, and previous such studies, with the aim of defining and bridging the divisions that currently exist.”

“Key Considerations for Cleaning and Maintenance Strategies in Dense Vertical Urban Environments”

Liam Shepherd

Tuesday 18th October 2016, 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm, Session 7I: Façade Maintenance & Lighting

“The objective of this presentation is to raise awareness about the importance of façade access design & how to develop an effective access and maintenance (A&M) strategy. The type and quality of the systems should be considered carefully at the early design stages. This is becoming increasingly important with the rapid growth of dense vertical urban environments throughout the world. The consequence of getting the strategy wrong can have a detrimental impact on the overall appearance and expected lifecycle of the façade, particularly when referring to supertall structures. This presentation looks at methods of "best practices and addresses how the risk of a poor A&M strategy can be avoided. By considering A&M at the early design stages of a project, a pragmatic and coordinated approach can be taken to ensure that key system requirements are identified and building interfaces are factored in to the building design to avoid implications at a later date.”

D2E will be attending the entire conference. If you are attending and wish to meet with one of our delegates, please contact the D2E office on 0207 233 9355.