Design and Construction of High Rise Concrete Structures




Our seminar on Design and Construction of High Rise Concrete Structures brings together leading local experts, Dr James Aldred and Emeritus Professor Bill Melbourne in the crucial element of wind engineering requirements, as well as more specific concrete related areas involving materials specification and construction practices.


Concrete Institute of Australia




Lecture Notes, PowerPoint Slides - Hard Copy

Publication Details


  • Contributors: James Aldred, Bill Melbourne

Introduction to wind engineering and wind effects on concrete structures (Bill Melbourne) 
  • Mechanisms causing ULS wind loads and acceleration response (motion sickness)
  • Examples of wind tunnel model studies to determine the above design parameters and aerodynamic shaping to reduce wind loads.
  • The mechanics of facade pressures, associated design pressures and wind tunnel model studies
Effects of vented facades
  • Full scale measurements on tall buildings, facade features sunshades and fins
  • Design of dampers to reduce the response of tall buildings, masts and other structures
  •  Concrete Materials Specification (James Aldred)
  • Compressive strength and modulus requirements for high rise
  • Appropriate temperature limits and crack limits for concrete
  • Rheology and pumpability considerations
  • Concrete mix selection
  • Creep and shrinkage issues related to high rise construction
Construction Practices for High Rise (James Aldred) - Powerpoint Slides
  • Planning and controlling large volume pours
  • Practical temperature control for massive elements
  • Ongoing quality control
  • The use of self-consolidating concrete
  • Planning and controlling long distance pumping
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