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Edited by: J.W. Bull
Chapter 1

Structural Considerations in the Design of Tall Buildings

J.P. Colaco

CBM Engineers Inc, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Full Bibliographic Reference for this chapter
J.P. Colaco, "Structural Considerations in the Design of Tall Buildings", in J.W. Bull, (Editor), "Tall Buildings: Design Advances for Construction", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 1, pp 1-12, 2014. doi:10.4203/csets.33.1
Keywords: tall buildings, design, gravity loads, lateral loads, building movements, fire, progressive collapse.

The chapter describes structural engineering in the design of tall buildings, office buildings and apartment buildings. The governing principles with regard to gravity and lateral loads, building movements, fire and progressive collapse are discussed. Specific examples of buildings built in the last thirty years including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai are discussed.

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