Regular CCHRB Meetings:
Date: Thursday April 12, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
(Reception begins at 5:15 PM)
Meeting the Design Challenge of a Super Tall Building: Vista Tower
David C. Fields, P.E., S.E.
Senior Principal, Magnussen Klemencic Associates
This lecture will present in detail the unique engineering challenges of Chicago’s newest supertall building, the Vista Tower. Highlighted topics will include wind tunnel optimization, geometric irregularities, construction sequencing, and differential shortening. The Vista Tower is currently 16 stories above grade and headed for 96 by the end of 2018.
David C. Fields, P.E., S.E., Senior Principal
David is a Senior Principal at Magnussen Klemencic Associates and leader of the firm’s Residential Specialist Group. His portfolio of more than 50 residential projects includes towers up to 100 stories, multi-block developments up to 92,900 m2 (1 million ft2), and more than 40 projects in areas of high seismicity. Davis is also a key member of MKA’s Performance-Based Design and Earthquake Technical Specialist Teams, and active on several national committees developing related codes.
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CCHRB Annual Seminars:
Aerial of Yongsan Towers
Architect: Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill
© Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings