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Tall Buildings : A Strategic Design Guide 2nd Edition

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Thoroughly reworked to reflect industry developments and experiences gained over the last ten years, this second edition imparts the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists. Key topics include: urban design and place-making; design, engineering and construction; the role of BIM; construction economics; and the all-important matter of legacy – including the challenges of adaptation and demolition. A greater focus on international examples is also introduced, reflecting the fact that regions such as Asia and the Middle East are now dominating the tall-buildings scene.

Our cities have seen considerable change in the 10 years since the first edition of Tall Buildings, and the debate surrounding management of our skylines is an ever growing and sometimes controversial topic. With further densification and population growth predicted this change is set to continue, making it even more important that we understand these technically distinct and potentially beautiful structures.


Nigel Clark

Nigel Clark (CEng BSc FCIBSE) is the Technical Director at Hilson Moran and has been involved in the design and construction of tall buildings for over 38 years, during which time he has been responsible for the design of a number of the buildings on the Canary Wharf estate. He has recently been involved with a number of large, commercial, mixed use and regeneration schemes totalling over 600,000 square metres – including 1 Bank Street at Canary Wharf, 20 Fenchurch Street and 100 Bishopsgate in the City of London. He regularly speaks at conferences on all aspects of tall building design, with emphasis on environmentally progressive building design.

Bill Price

Bill Price (BSc CEng MICE) is a Director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and a structural engineer by background. Most recently he was one of the leaders of the design team responsible for the multi award-winning Shard in London, taking it from the early schematic design stages in 2002 to completion in 2012. Bill has spoken at numerous international conferences and events on the subject of high-rise, with topics including the sustainability of high-rise, design innovation, urban regeneration, and transportation connectivity.


Price: £40

Format: Book

Pages: 144

Publisher: RIBA and BCO

Date Published: Jul 2016

Stock Code: 85720

ISBN: 9781859466186

Binding: Paperback

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Tall Buildings: A Strategic Design Guide is an authoritative guide to the key issues and considerations associated with planning, creating and living with tall buildings.