As the continent containing the most skyscrapers above 150 meters, each new high-rise in Asia must compete within a landscape of tall, supertall and megatall buildings – each of which demands more efficient performance benchmarks than the last.
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.
With the recent news about Hurricane Dorian’s path of destruction in the Bahamas and along the North Carolina coast, it’s a good time for denizens of the commercial real estate industry to remember the impact weather can have.
Over the past decade, data center infrastructures have evolved, welcoming hyperscalers and cloud companies. As this transition has accelerated in recent years alongside technology, are the ideas of building intelligently and efficiently keeping pace?