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CTBUH 2017 Conference | 30 October – 3 November 2017 | Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

30 October 2017 - 3 November 2017

The CTBUH 2017 Conference “Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure” with 9 parallel tracks and 1000+ attendees from 45+ countries is a truly global gathering to debate what the future holds for tall buildings and urban density.

The CTBUH 2017 Conference will be inquiring far beyond the tall building as an icon, to debate a new set of guidelines and responsibilities toward skyscrapers becoming “connectors” in the city. The discussion will embrace every discipline, from urban planning to cost consulting, architectural design to vertical transportation, real estate development to curtain wall design.
The core conference of speakers and 20|20 panel discussions, program rooms, regular panel discussions, social networking events, and exhibitions will occur on Monday 30 & Tuesday 31. Wednesday 1 November will see a day of “off-site programs” across numerous tall building and urban venues in Sydney. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience either Melbourne or Brisbane on Days 4 and 5 of the conference, where they will engage in rich 1.5-day programs that explore the country’s foremost developments, infrastructure hubs, and cultural sites via expansive tours, site visits, and technical demonstrations.

A series of detailed workshops will take place on Sunday 29 October on pertinent subjects in the industry, for example Passivhaus for High Rise, High-Rise Modular Construction, and The Future Of The Workplace. The intent of the workshops is to present and discuss latest research/case studies in the field, and to agree on a plan for further research and a CTBUH Technical Guide output.

On Sunday 29 October Dr Phil Oldfield, Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Design, Department of Built Environment UNSW will run a PassivHaus for High-Rise Workshop at the University of New South Wales. On behalf of APHA, Clare Perry will be joining Phil with a short presentation titled: Passivhaus in Australia: An Introduction.

On the first day of the conference, Monday the 30th October, Johanna Trickett from Aurecon will talk about PassivHaus for Large Buildings? – The Standard for High Comfort, Low Energy & Quality Construction.

About the CTBUH
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), founded in 1969 in Chicago, is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. CTBUH facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings around the world through publications, research, events, working groups, web resources, and its extensive network of international representatives. The Council’s research department is spearheading the investigation of the next generation of tall buildings by aiding original research on sustainability and key development issues.

General Enquiries:
Conference Hotline: +61 3 9320 8617 (08.30am – 5.00pm Monday-Friday, AEST)


30 October 2017
3 November 2017
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