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Moscow Gaining Height

International High-Rise Conference


Wednesday, October 22
8:00 – 9:00
. Registration, light breakfast.
9:00 - 9:15. Welcome speech.  Alexander Kouzmin*, Moscow City Chief Architect
9:15 – 11:00. Session 1. Plenary meeting.
Chair:  Thomas McCool, CTBUH Representative in Russia
Speakers & Topics:

1.    Nikolay Koshman, Russian Association of Construction, President. Role of Tall Buildings in New Urban Image.
2.    Antony Wood, CTBUH, Executive Director.  Towards Zero Carbon? Skyscrapers and Sustainability.
3.    Philip Nikandrov, RMJM Scotland Ltd Architects, Head of Saint-Petersburg office, Project Director. Tall Building as Visual Focus of Modern Megalopolis (“Gazprom Tower”, case study).
4.    David Genc. De Stefano and Partners, Senior Associate. Tall buildings as City Icons: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residential Tower (Chicago), case-study.
11:00 – 11:20. Coffee-break. Informal conversations.
11:20 – 13:00. Session 2. Tall Buildings Sustainable Development Technologies
Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH, Executive Director.
Speakers & Topics:

1.    Elizabeth Belenchia, FIABCI, Vice-President. Sustainable Technologies in Modern Megalopolis.

3. Alexey Chaikin.  OAO “New Ring of Moscow”,  Deputy Director.  Complex Approach to High-Rise Development in Moscow. Case-study: Complex City Investment Program “New Ring of Moscow”

3. Brad Malmsten, Leonid Zborovsky, P.E., Thornton Tomasetti. Hybrid structural frames in the new wave of Moscow high rise construction

4.    Mikhail Markovsky, Institute ByelNIIS, Principal. Experience of Construction of Unique Buildings in Byelorussia.

5.  Pierre Lallemand, Art & Build Architects , Founding Partner. Designing sustainable tall buildings in a historical context: Brussels.

13:00 – 14:00. Lunch
14:00 – 15:40. Session 3. Innovative Technologies for Tall Buildings
Chair: Elizabeth Belenchia.
Speakers & Topics:

1.    Ara Aramyan, Mirax Group, Vice-President. Federation Tower: Back to Future
2.    Thomas McCool, Turner Construction International, General Manager for Europe. Modern Tall Buildings: socially responsible to the Environment and sensitive to the Need for efficient and sustainable Construction.
3.    Stanislav Nikolaev, TSNIIEP Zhilisha, Director. Russian Contribution to Global Innovative Design Experience.
4.    Timothy Johnson, Partner in Charge of Design, NBBJ. Designing Vital Urban Environments.

5. Yury Tabunshikov, NP ”AVOK”, President. Tall Buildings: Boundaries of Engineering Opportunities.


15:40 – 16:00. Coffee-break. Informal conversations.
16:00 – 17:30. Session 4. Tall Buildings Safety.
Chair : Sergey Gruzd, Russian Fire-Fighting Voluntary Association, Chairman   
Speakers & Topics:

1.   Konstantin Belousov, Science and Research Institute for Fire-Fighting, Director. Tall Buildings Fire Safety: solving the Problem at the state and regional levels.
Leo Razdolsky, LR Structural Engineering, Director. “Structural design of Tall Buildings against possible terrorist attack”. (Case studies: WTC 1; WTC 2 & WTC 7).

3. Marsel Bikbau. Moscow Institute of Materials and Effective Technologies. New Approach to Fire Safety of Tall Buildings.

4. Mikhail Dashevsky, OOO “Vibroseysmozashita”, Technical Director. Protecting Tall Buildings from Transport Vibration.

5. Ashot Tamrazyan, Moscow Academy of Construction, Professor. Risk Valuation of Tall Buildings Safety under possible Damages.

18:30 – 21:30. Gala Dinner for conference participants in Esterhazy restaurant (Maroseyka Str. 7/8). Professional Matchmaking.
Thursday, October 23
8:00 – 9:00. Light breakfast.
9:15 – 11:00. Session 1. International Practice of High-Rise Construction
Chair: Yuri Granik, TSNIIEP Zhilisha, Deputy Director.
Speakers & Topics:

1.    Georges Binder, Buildings & Data, Managing Director. 100 Year of High-Rise Construction: Evolution and Trends.
2. Marcus Lee. Lloyds Of London - Rebranding, Upgrade and Futureproofing - a changing icon
3.    Young K. JU, Korea University Assistant Professor. Diagrid Structural System of Lotte Super Tower (555 m.)

4.   Anatoly Franivsky, Ukrainian Council on Tall Buildings, President. Practice of Construction Tall Buildings in Ukraine.

11:00 – 11:20. Coffee-break. Informal conversations.
11:20 – 13:00. Session 2. Marketing of High-Rise Projects
Chair: Elena Shuvalova, Lobby Agency, CEO.
Speakers & Topics:
1.     Johannes de Jong. Director on Products & Technology. Kone. Advances in Elevator Technology.
2.      Julia Nikulitcheva. Jones Lang LaSalle representative. Peculiarities of Planning Mixed-Use High-Rise Complexes
3.     Richard Pulling, High Rise operations director OTIS WW HQ. OTIS innovations for high rise buildings.
4.      Miguel Angel Baeyens, Optimum World Properties. New Trends of High-Rise developments in Panama – great investment opportunities.

13:00 – 14:00. Lunch
14:00 – 17:30. Technical tours (see tour description).
Participants to meet at 13:55-14:05 in Ararat-Hyatt hotel lobby.
17:50 – 19:00. For Moskva-City tour participants - cocktail in Federation Tower (62th floor).

October 24, Friday
10:00 – 13:30. Visit to TSNIIEP Zhilisha
Lectures by specialists, presentation of the Institute projects, informal conversations, light lunch.
14:00 – 17:00. Technical tours (see tour description).

Key Speakers:
Alexander Kouzmin*,
Brad Malmsten and Leonid Zborovsky,

Johannes de Jong,
Stanislav Nikolaev,

Antony Wood,
Georges Binder,

Elizabeth Belenchia,

Timothy Johnson,

Thomas McCool,
Ara Aramyan and many-many others…


*to be confirmed