Irwinconsult Managing Director, Phil Gardiner, will be presenting The Construction of a High-Rise Development Using Volumetric Modular Methodology at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2015 International Conference on 26 October 2015. Specifically, Phil will be discussing SOHO Apartments in Darwin being the tallest volumetric modular building constructed to date.

The conference itself will explore the motivations and mechanisms that are enabling multi-national investment scenarios, and the technical innovations that are driving new heights, forms, materials and construction techniques.

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries, numerous cities in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia are again resurgent. Nowhere is this more evident than in New York, where several new urban typologies are developing simultaneously. In addition, the increasing importance of both resilient infrastructure in the face of mounting climate change, as well as quality public space, are adding to a fascinating mix.

Yet the flow of capital enabling many of these projects is complex, and shows an interconnectedness of cities. Developments in Sydney are as likely to be driven by forces from Shanghai as locally, Canadian pension funds are enabling several tall buildings in London, and Middle East capital seems, once again, to be everywhere. Also, after a decade or more of unprecedented vertical growth in Chinese cities, China is now investing in myriad urban centers around the world. The New York conference will explore what this all means for the future of the skyscraper.

Find out more: http://www.ctbuh2015.com/programkey-dates/program/