A session on International Development Capital Flows will open the second day of the WSP conference and will be chaired by Charu Thapar, Managing Director Property & Asset Management Services at JLL, Mumbai. Our panellists will share their experience in the execution of projects with a high degree of international investment, looking at the impact of the stakeholder structure on design, development, construction and operations. They will also discuss the latest global trends in real estate investment with particular focus on the recent origins and destinations of capital in tall building development.
The final session of the day will focus on case studies about international iconic projects such as the spectacular 53W53 (MoMA Tower) in New York that showcases a relatively new engineering approach - the reinforced concrete diagrids used on a large-scale structure. This is session is chaired by Bob Halvorson, Global Head of Structures from our Chicago office.
The third day of the Sydney conference includes an off-site program across the city and includes talks and visits to buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure hubs and key developments.
Melbourne and Brisbane
The program in Melbourne will feature, among other presenters, Matt Stapleton, Associate Director from our Melbourne office, whose presentation is entitled A Sustainable & Adaptable Tall Building in the World’s Most Liveable City and will look at how to utilize space over existing rail lines in Melbourne’s Central Business District to create a mixed-use high-rise building that is adaptable and sustainable.
Elenberg Fraser and WSP are also organizing an off-site visit to the Aurora Melbourne Central, a 286-meter tower set to become the city’s second tallest building where speakers will present efficient structural solutions developed for the building.
The Brisbane program will include an array of discussions and site visits including WSP projects such as Destination Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf and 111 Eagle Street.