Tall Buildings: How they get built

This NLA technical seminar will examine advances in the design, engineering and construction of tall buildings in London, and how advances elsewhere might influence London’s approach.

What are the specific technical and engineering requirements of building tall? What does building tall mean for energy use and how can we ensure sustainability in this relatively new typology for London? What new technologies are being used to maximize a building’s capabilities? Join us to hear from architects, engineers, contractors and building experts to discuss the technical intricacies behind some of London’s key tall buildings. 

This technical seminar forms part of the series of events accompanying NLA’s major exhibition and Insight Study looking at tall buildings in London.  


James Barton, Director - Cost Management, AECOM

Kent Jackson, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Robert Maguire, Project Director for Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf Group

Richard Mawer, Associate Director, WSP Group

Steve McGuckin, Global Property Managing Director, Turner and Townsend

Steve McKechnie, Associate Director, Arup

Dr John Stehle, Engineering Excellence Group, Laing O'Rourke Plc

Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)



Speakers names confirmed at time of publication, but may be subject to change.