What Constitutes Innovation in the Tall Building Industry?

Ross Wimer
Senior Vice President
AECOM, Los Angeles

If there is one theme to understand about the 2019 CTBUH Awards program, it is that this is an enormously cross-disciplinary industry that requires holistic consideration of the entire lifecycle of tall buildings, in the context of an urbanizing planet. One hazard of this is that it can be easy to get lost in the minutiae of any one of the constituent disciplines. This presentation, delivered by a senior representative of one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive architecture, engineering and construction companies, steps back out to a wider scale and presents a framework for identifying and supporting innovation wherever it can be applied throughout the tall building lifecycle.