Smart design will be the focus of the second Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit in June this year. Organised by Expotrade in Sydney, the 2018 conference will once again provide an important platform for knowledge sharing and networking amongst architectural and structural experts specialising in the field of high-rise building design.

Delegates from Australia and overseas are expected to attend and participate in the conference, being held 26th-27th June at Doltone House on Sydney’s Darling Island.

Presentations, talks and discussions at the two-day conference will be centred on the design and construction of smart skyscrapers, especially the challenges involved in the whole development process, given the current demand for green and highly sustainable buildings.

Some of the highlights of the conference programme include: Paul Walter, Director of Atlas Urban, on new approaches to architecture and place-making to create a smart precinct that is both environmentally - and people-friendly; Philip Harrington, principal consultant at Strategy. Policy.

Research on how renewable energy and energy efficiency together can be utilised to achieve smart and cost-effective outcomes within the design and development of skyscrapers; and a panel discussion featuring Turf Design’s Mike Horne, PTW Architects’ Mark Giles, and Bates Smart’s Philip Vivian on designing human-centric high-rises.

The Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit will explore the challenges, developments, new technologies, and opportunities for architects and engineers developing new skyscrapers within Australia’s increasingly vertical cities.