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Webinar Recap: Introduction to High-Rise Structural Design 2024

Join WGI’s Director of Structural Engineering, Arnaud Thibonnier, PE, SE, for an in-depth introduction to the unique considerations of “high-rise” structural design.

To keep up with the urban policies that stress population density, structural systems continue to be pushed to greater heights than ever before.

In the latest session of our Webinar Series, Arnaud Thibonnier, PE, SE, Director of Structural Engineering, gave attendees a first-hand deep dive into the unique considerations of “high-rise” structural design.

Arnaud discussed the many design considerations items & challenges that anyone planning a high-rise project would want to know.

Attendees indulged in key discussion topics such as the relevant code sections that guide the design of a high-rise, structural shape efficiencies, building aerodynamics, and structural feasibility based on the height of the structure.


In this AIA Continuing Education Course, attendees learned about the following:

  • What defines a “High-Rise” structure
  • How to identify relevant code sections to guide design
  • The feasibility of structural systems at different heights
  • Structural shape efficiencies and building aerodynamic shape efficiencies
  • The importance of wind tunnel tests
  • Limitations of a code-only based approach
  • Dynamic analysis and building motion.
  • And More!

If you were unable to attend our live webinar or want to gain a better understanding of structural systems, check out a full video recap of the webinar below:

Please note that AIA continuing education credits are not available by watching the video above. To schedule a private presentation for your firm, contact us today.

Further Learning:

Download our free whitepaper for a deeper dive into High-Rise Structural Design: Reaching to the Sky – The Fundamentals of High-Rise Design.

Do you still have questions about the intricacies of High-Rise Structural Design? We can help! Contact our team today to speak with one of our industry experts about your next project!

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