Diagram decorative image

Jalayerian to Address CTBUH World Congress on Powering Skyscrapers

At one point in the 20th century, modern skyscrapers were impossible, because power systems on the ground could only efficiently reach 30-40 stories high. Today, transformers rest at numerous points vertically in skyscrapers throughout the world, configured as stacked 30-40 story high-rises to form segmented tall buildings as vertical cities. 

Mehdi Jalayerian will discuss this technological transformation during his presentation “On the Rise: A High-Voltage Upgrade That Powers Skyscrapers Higher” during the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) World Congress in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 30. He will describe how ESD founder Hem Gupta came up with a high-voltage distribution scheme that had never been tried at the Chicago Board of Trade, which dramatically increased electrical energy capacity in the building and paved the way for a revolutionary approach to efficiently power future tall buildings.

Jalayerian’s talk – during the 50th anniversary of the CTBUH – is part of the Technical Solutions in the Americas session. His expertise encompasses major high-rise and supertall buildings, convention/hotel facilities and educational/government projects.

Related News

Interested in learning more? Check out these related news items.

Going Beyond Building Certifications

Going green with building certifications like LEED, WELL, and Energy Star can be a significant step towards reaching net zero carbon emission goals, but ESD, now Stantec Energy Engineer Matthew Zweibruck says don’t stop there. (Learn more about the FacilitiesNet summit.)

Top Crib Notes to Keep You Intelligent Building Smarter Than Hackers

Improved building system technology is making today’s smart buildings safer, more energy efficient, and more attractive to tenants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf says building automated system (BAS) improvements could come with new vulnerabilities. (Read more about intelligent building security.)

Who Will Win Physical/Digital Security Arms Race?

Protecting your company assets from physical and cyber threats is an ongoing battle. ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf will be offering his assessment of the front lines when he presents at the upcoming Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference in Dallas, Texas. (Learn more about GSX.)