Timber Tower Research Government research paper outlines has long been at the forefront of developing new strategies to advance sustainability. The goal of the Timber Tower Research Project is to create a structural system for tall buildings that uses mass timber as the main structural material and minimizes the carbon footprint of the building.
In the days following, a team of structural engineers from SOM deployed on a reconnaissance mission to document damage and lend expertise. This research paper seeks to identify a new economic development model: to rebalance access to opportunity and prosperity in South L. In the wake of the devastating event, a team of SOM engineers traveled to Mexico City to contribute to post-disaster recovery efforts. This research paper and infographic advances SOM’s global thinking about the city of the future. The fully-flexible tower can incorporate various apartment sizes, uses, and amenity spaces. The report tallies sustainable design leaders’ current use of POE, as well as their desire to conduct evaluations on a larger scale in the near future. These elements include for example: glass fins, beams, and shells.
Mission Bay Medical and Research Campus redefines modern medical research facility design by co-housing a clinical research unit and research laboratories. Pioneering the Supertall TowerSOM’s senior leadership collectively has more than 250 years of experience in the design and engineering of supertall buildings. This diagram shows 14 supertall towers around the globe, from Chicago to Dubai, that were designed by SOM. The Cost of Not Doing BIM This article proposes BIM as a vital part of the design and construction process, which, when coupled with other technologies, advances innovation and enhances the quality of the built environment. BIM in Academia With rapid changes in technologies, the challenge is not to find individuals who know how to use the latest BIM product but to find those who have a clear understanding of the fundamentals and are able to adapt. This paper looks at the development of innovative new technologies as a result of SOM’s partnerships with universities.
This paper outlines SOM’s approach to addressing this challenge upon designing a 250-room hotel in Hyderabad, India. Harnessing NatureA new office complex on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, harnesses energy from an abundant resource in the country that many architectural solutions overlook — the sun. This paper discusses how SOM’s design manages to meet two seemingly conflicting objectives: maximizing shading while using daylight as an energy source. Form Follows The Sun This paper discusses a rigorous environmental analysis and its successful integration into the design process for the Hill County SEZ office complex in Hyderabad, India. The project involved creating over a million square feet of Class A office space that caters to India’s burgeoning IT industry. Parametric Modeling: A Simple Tool Parametric modeling is a predominant theme in today’s architecture. This paper provides examples of how parametric modeling is used to study and model complex geometric forms, particularly during the earliest phases of design.
This paper describes the project, from inception to completion. This paper highlights some of the forward-thinking ideas proposed during the forum. As with all supertall projects, difficult structural engineering problems needed to be addressed and resolved. Khan, one of the greatest structural engineers of the 20th century, examines the various aspects of efficient multi-story structures. He references the latest code established by the American Institute of Steel Construction, pointing out different interpretations in several individual cases.