This paper written by specialists from the construction industry elaborates on the positive benefits of the Brunkeberg System and its potential to reduce lead times in high-rise construction. It was presented by Brunkeberg Technical Director Henrik Andersson at the CTBUH 2016 Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Conference.  

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Henrik Andersson, Brunkeberg

Henrik Andersson, Brunkeberg

A Novel Façade System to Improve the Whole High-Rise Building Process

This paper introduces a façade system integrated with the vertical transportation of building materials and climbing weather protection for the faster and safer construction of high-rise buildings. In the presented case study, the general contractor estimates building a high-rise in half the originally planned construction time with the use of these innovations. The system is designed with a focus on reducing time for projects and, instead promoting flow on construction sites according to lean principles, recognizes the problems in traditional installation systems, such as the chain reactions of delay and high-rise logistical bottlenecks. This weather-independent system is to be installed and run from the building exterior and require only minimal on- oor work. This innovative, climbing weather protection system acclimates the working area, providing a controlled environment for welding and concrete work. The system, including patented technologies, has successful onsite trials and is ready for full commercialisation. 


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This book of proceedings is a collection of papers covering cutting edge topics presented at the CTBUH 2016 Conference, which took place progressively across Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

There is perhaps nowhere on the planet that demonstrates the impact of urbanization as markedly as these cities in China’s Pearl River Delta. Surpassing Tokyo as the world’s largest single continual urban conurbation of 42 million in 2010, the megacity is set to grow to 120 million inhabitants by 2050. In so many ways – physically, culturally, and economically – the three teeming metropolises, and others in the region, are merging into, effectively, one super-linked urban whole, with a network of ultra-connected, modern infrastructure.

The publication thus examines the phenomenon of dense vertical urbanism and the technological innovations that are driving new cities, building forms, functions, materials, and construction techniques. Volume I considers the larger economic, social, and urban-scale considerations of megacities and dense vertical urbanism, while Volume II focuses on specific advances in technical subjects, engineering, data modeling, and façade performance, among other topics, that are facilitating today’s megacities.

Editors: Antony Wood, David Malott & Jingtang He
Coordination: Jessica Rinkel & Peng Du
Editorial Support: Jason Gabel, Daniel Safarik, Benjamin Mandel & Rachel Knowles
Layout & Design: Annan Shehadi & Kristen Dobbins
Publisher: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-939493-51-7
Hard cover, Two volumes, 1,332 pages total

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