Structural design of high-rise towers
Yanoviak, Andrew Charles Environmental Systems Planning and Design Consultants, Honolulu, Hawaii.
- High-rise towers
- Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
- Structural design trends
- Additional Readings
Recent trends and developments in creating leading skyscraper architecture (generally greater than 40 or 50 stories) are attributable to scientific and technological advances during planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance phases. Architecturally coordinated functional, aesthetic, environmental, and economic requirements are combined with progressive architectural engineering systems to produce efficient high-rise towers for human occupancy and use, as permitted by zoning, fire and life-safety, energy, and building codes and standards.
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