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Antony Wood to lead panel on major challenges of the intersection of fire and sustainability at Symposium

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Sep 18, 2013

Antony WoodAntony Wood, the Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) will be leading a panel discussion at the upcoming Fire Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings Symposium on November 7-8th. 

Antony and the panelists will discuss the question: What are your major challenges related to the intersection of fire and sustainability in your day to day practice? Panelists include;

  • Peter Weismantle, Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  • David Scott, Laing O’Rourke
  • James Antell, Rolf Jensen and Associates (RJA)
  • Mehdi Jalayerian, Executive Vice President, Environmental Systems Design (ESD)

Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council and steering in conjunction with the Board of Trustees. His tenure has seen a revitalization of the CTBUH and an increase in output across all areas.

Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is also an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture at IIT, where he convenes various tall building design studios. A UK architect by training, his field of specialism is the design, and in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. Prior to becoming an academic, Antony worked as an architect in practice in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and London.

He is the author of numerous book and papers in the field of tall buildings, sustainability and related areas, including the 2008 title “Tall & Green: Typology for a Sustainable Urban Future”. His PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings. He is associate editor of the CTBUH Journal and serves on the editorial board of the John Wiley & Sons Journal: ‘The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings’. He is also co-chair of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability working group. He is currently engaged in numerous books, including: ‘The Tall Buildings Reference Book’ with Routledge; ‘The CTBUH Guide to Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings’ also with Routledge;  and ‘New Paradigms in High Rise Design’.

Learn more about the symposium and register today! 

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