Craig Applegath, DIALOG Partner, will present “Hybrid Timber Tower, Toronto: Achieving 105 Stories and Long Spans via Steel Cables and Cages” at the 2022 Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings Conference hosted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), in Chicago on May 24, 2022.
Taking place in Mies van der Rohe’s modern architectural masterpiece, S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, this event will be the seminal discussion on both the current state-of-the-art, and future, of steel-timber hybrid high-rise buildings.
“Hybrid Timber Tower, Toronto: Achieving 105 Stories and Long Spans via Steel Cables and Cages”
Craig will present on the Hybrid Timber Floor System (HTFS) designed for the Hybrid Timber Tower. The HTFS uses post-tensioning cables and steel cages encased in a concrete band and recessed into a mass timber panel, allowing for greater column-free spans of up to 12 meters, reducing embodied carbon by 46 percent against comparable conventional buildings.
See more on the event program here.
About the Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings Conference
This two-day conference will convene the leading international experts in steel and timber design & construction, to explore how the benefits of each can be utilized to advance tall steel-timber hybrid buildings. Organized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), with the support of both constructsteel, a World Steel Association programme, and the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB), the conference is an essential element in the two-year CTBUH research project, “The Future Potential of Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings,” sponsored by constructsteel and SLB.
Sub-topics to be presented include all aspects of the development, design, construction, and operation of steel-timber hybrid buildings, with a view to these combined technologies enabling greater height and better carbon, economic, human and social outcomes in such buildings into the future. The event will be held in Mies van der Rohe’s seminal Crown Hall, on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago.
Learn more at ctbuhsteeltimber.com
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