|The essential requirements for the design of foundations for the world's tallest buildings, from a geotechnical perspective are presented. The basic types of foundation, special in-situ testing, load testing techniques commonly used, and several key princ|
|Venue||Room 2.04, Building S05 Griffith University South Bank Campus, Brisbane, QLD|
|Date||Thu 12 Nov '09 05:30 PM
Thu 12 Nov '09 09:00 PM
|Non Members Cost||Free|
|Event Contact||Lauren Moon|
|Contact Phone||07 3832 3749|
The essential requirements for the design of foundations for the world's tallest buildings, from a geotechnical perspective are presented. The basic types of foundation, special in-situ testing, load testing techniques commonly used, and several key principles to remember including the need for close structural engineering and geotechnical engineer cooperation are discussed.
Clyde Baker will outline two recent international case studies which he has been involved in to illustrate some of these elements. As an additional feature, the experience of gradually increasing allowable bearing pressures in a given geology over a sufficient time span to observed performance is also presented using Clyde's Chicago high-rise experience.
The 2009 Terzhagi Lecturer: Clyde Baker
Senior Principal Engineer, AECOM
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo Institute, Clyde Baker was selected as the 2009 Terzaghi Lecturer in recognition of his significant contributions in the design, analysis and construction of deep foundations for high-rise structures around the world.
Over the past 55 years, Clyde N. Baker Jr. has served as the geotechnical engineer on the major portion of high-rise construction built in Chicago. He has also served as geotechnical engineer or consultant on eight of the twenty tallest buildings in the world including the four tallest in Chicago (Sears, Trump, Hancock and Amoco) and the current tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 101 Financial Centre in Taipei, Taiwan and Burj Dubai in Dubai.
He is currently working was a consultant on several super tall buildings currently under construction including the Spire in Chicago, Doha Convention Centre and Tower in Qatar and Incheon 151 in Incheon, Korea.
AECOM is a global provider of consultancy services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, buildings, water, community, mining, environment and energy. AECOM has over 700 geotechnical specialists worldwide.
Clyde Baker's Eminent Speaker Tour of Australia and New Zealand has been sponsored by the Australian Geomechanics Society and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.
For more information please visit our website - http://www.australiangeomechanics.org