Dexiong Weng

Dexiong Weng

Deputy Chief Engineer, Ping An Life Insurance Company of China
“Dampers and Its Application in PAFC”
Dennis Poon

Dennis Poon

Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti
“Structurally Engineering the World’s Tallest Towers”
Jon K. Galsworthy

Jon K. Galsworthy

Principal and General Manager, RWDI
“Challenges in Wind Engineering in Shenzhen Ping An International Financial Center”
Note: The Shenzhen off-site programs were available to delegates who remained in Shenzhen on Wednesday 19 October. Those delegates who continued on to the Guangzhou segment of the Conference were not able to attend the Shenzhen off-site programs, as the Guangzhou program took place on the same day.

The Ping An Tower, whilst originally envisaged to be the tallest building in China, is now completing as the tallest building in Shenzhen, and second tallest building in China, just one-meter shy of the 600-meter “megatall” threshold. An iconic skyscraper, very much linked into the transport infrastructure at its base (including high speed rail), this building served as a perfect venue to debate the technical challenges in achieving “tallest” titles, whether in a city, regional or global context. In addition, this program embraced a full tour of the Ping An Tower.

Venue: Ping An Finance Center
Capacity: 60 Delegates

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Wednesday 19 October, Schedule, Shenzhen

8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am Welcome from Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
9:00 am Presentation 1
9:20 am Presentation 2
9:40 am Presentation 3
10:00 am Q&A
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Tour of Ping An Finance Center
12:00 pm Delegates depart for lunch (on own) and afternoon programs

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About This Program Location

Ping An Finance Center

About Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center is located in the city’s Futian District and represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very tall, very dense, and hyper-connected.

Ping An Finance Center rises from a prominent location in the center of the city, connecting seamlessly to neighboring commercial and residential properties, as well as the Pearl River Delta’s high-speed rail corridor. At its final height, the tower will symbolize a city which has witnessed unprecedented urban growth – from 300,000 people to approximately 10 million – in the 35 years since becoming China’s first Special Economic Zone.

The shape of the tower is that of a taught steel cable, outstretched by the sky and the ground at once. At the top of the tower, the façades taper to form a pyramid,… Read More

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