21st May, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Venue: The Institution of Engineers (India) AC Auditorium, 15, Haji Ali Park, K Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai: 400 034.

About the Workshop

“To have an exposure to the intricacies of wind engineering applicable to the structural response of tall buildings, understanding of provision of IS:875 Part3, 1987 Indian Standard for Wind Loads and significance of wind tunnel testing of tall buildings, wind induced motions of cloud structure and key elements for structural design is necessary. ”
Presentation will be made by: Dr. K. Suresh Kumar (Managing Director RWDI India)

“Seismic load calculation as per ISI 893 – 2002 and response spectrum analysis in particular will be discussed for tall buildings.”
Presentation will be made by: Dr. Mrs. M. A. Chakrabarti. (Head Structural Engineers Department VJTI)

Practical application of Response Spectrum using STAADPro will be presented by Mr. Hemant Vadalkar, Consulting Engineer, Mumbai.


The growth of most of the cities in India are without any preplanning and as such rapid urbanization and increase in the density of population are demanding high-rise structures to sustain the growth of commercial activities and high density living accommodations. A large number of these cities are situated in the coastal belt and are vulnerable to cyclonic towns. Design and construction of high-rise structure are ever increasing in the metropolitan cities with economic growth of the country and therefore design of high-rise structures needs more and meticulous attention.

In the design of tall structures, the effect of wind induced motions,seismic loading and consequent stress and strain in the structures are of most importance as the lateral loads governed the design. Assessments of wind loading Seismic loading are not that simple to be evaluated as that in a static analysis. The effect of cyclonic wind on a tall structure has to take into account the dynamic behavior of the structure under the varying load. The sphere of understanding has to be spread over a larger section of the professional engaged in design and construction of tall buildings.

Hemant Vadalkar ISSE Seminar Co-ordinator