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The Institution of Structural Engineers, Thames Valley Regional Group

Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 18:30 (GMT)

Construction of Deep Basements and Tall Buildings

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 Construction of Deep Basements and Tall Buildings

Deep Basements & Tall Buildings

  Date:

Thursday 24th November 2016

  Time:

6:00pm (Refreshments)  for 6.30pm Start

  Venue:

Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane OX3 0BP

John Henry Brookes Building

 Speaker:

Donald Houston  Operations Director - Byrne Bros (Formwork) Ltd

 

The talk will cover key aspects and a general overview of the design and construction of deep basements including D-Wall construction, temporary works, top down construction, and with reference to the prediction and analysis of ground movement. Particular attention will then be given to deep raft construction and core climbing systems including comparisons between slipforming and jumpforming techniques and their effect on proposed design solutions. Further design and construction challenges in the construction of tall reinforced concrete cores including offset cores, horizontal presetting and vertical post tensioning will also be included. This will then lead to a short note on axial shortening in tall structures and the solutions which need to be addressed both at the design and construction stage.

 

Reference throughout the talk will be made to some of the more significant RC structures completed in London in the past 5 years including the Shard of Glass, Paddington Crossrail, and the Scalpel, (currently under construction).

 

Don Houston is currently Operations Director for Byrne Brothers(Formwork) Ltd, the specialist reinforced concrete subcontractor turning over £200m+ per annum in major reinforced concrete structures. He is responsible for the delivery of most of their major projects involving high rise structures, deep basements, and other complex uses of reinforced concrete and was Project Director on the construction of the Shard, at the time the tallest building in Europe.

 

He has worked extensively throughout his career in the U.K. and with some time overseas primarily for the principal main contractors. His project portfolio has included airport construction, hospitals, shopping centres, sports stadia and other major projects, however in the last ten years he has concentrated on reinforced concrete structures in London including The Shard, Crossrail Paddington, New London Embassy and other significant commercial structures in London and elsewhere. He has promoted slipforming as a primary means of delivery of large high rise concrete cores, and has been responsible for some of the largest concrete pours in Central London over the last few years, which has helped establish Byrne Brothers as the primary specialist concrete delivery subcontractor.

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Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
OX3 0BP
United Kingdom

Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 18:30 (GMT)


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