May 2021 - The Permasteelisa Group was the proud exclusive Sponsor of the Innovation Award Category during the CTBUH 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference. Innovation and constant improvement are at the basis of our daily activities and in all our bespoke projects. It’s a pleasure to congratulate this year’s winners Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP for the Overall Category award, and Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. and Magnusson Klemencic Associates for the Audience Vote award.
The Baker Brace structural solution was developed by SOM for 100 Mount Street, a 38-story building that our Permasteelisa Australia clad with our proprietary Closed Cavity Façade technology. The building was designed as a concrete frame with post-tensioned floors and an offset concrete core that could result in significant torsional response under wind loads, was to add an exposed mega-bracing system along the opposite face of the building to balance the lateral resistance to wind loads.
The study “Performance-Based Structural Fire Design of Tall Buildings” by Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. and Magnusson Klemencic Associates compares prescriptive and performance-based designs for a building in terms of safety in fire as well as design, cost, and aesthetic implications.