Tuesday 17th September

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Ri Patrons present: Recipe for a skyscraper

Ri Patrons present: Recipe for a skyscraper


How high can we build? What are the new technologies that might see our skyscrapers go beyond anything we ever imagined? What creativity and drive is needed to push engineering forward?

In this talk, Roma Agrawal delves into the history of the materials that enabled immense construction, particularly concrete and steel, and the developments that made our structures what they are today. All while noting the accomplishments of key visionary engineers – Henry Bessemer, Fazlur Khan and Elisha Otis.