Past Event

Half Day Seminar On “Applications and Benefits on Using High Strength Structural Steel”
Venue: Level 2, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
Date & Time: 13 Nov 2019 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM) Closed
Closing Date Before: 10-Nov-2019 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Technical Division - Civil and Structural Engineering

In Collaboration with :
ARCELORMITTAL International, Singapore


This half-day seminar aims to enrich audience through sharing of information and knowledge on high strength structural steel, their applications and benefits for all stakeholders in the construction industry. Developers, architects and engineers are facing bigger and more complex challenges when resources are limited.

The “in line” Quenching and Self-Tempering (QST) process at the ArcelorMittal heavy sections rolling mill of Differdange in Luxembourg is in industrial operation more than 25 years ago. With QST, it is made possible to combine high minimum yield strength up to 460 MPa, excellent weldability and outstanding toughness at low temperature into HISTAR® grade structural steel. With HISTAR® steel, ArcelorMittal satisfies the needs of the designers for light and economical structures which fulfill both safety and sustainability. HISTAR® steel is excellent for designing gravity columns of high-rise buildings, long span trusses. In addition, HISTAR® steel is recommended in case of stress governed as well as seismic design. Other than HISTAR® steel, WTM product and structural steel up to 500 MPa minimum yield will be shared by speaker at the seminar. All these structural steel innovations are developed to address to the most challenging projects in the world.

As climate condition is becoming more challenging and adverse, most of the design codes have to incorporate stronger wind loads. On top of that, steel structures design has to cater for seismic loadings as well. This seminar will highlight the logistical and structural design challenges of super tall buildings in SEA and Thailand. Projects that involve long span steel structural members, such as king post and trusses, are difficult to be delivered to site and lifted for installation. With the applications of high strength structural steel, the span and weight of structural steel members can be reduced; thus, providing easier and faster fabrication, transportation and installation, ensuring projects completion on time.

This seminar will also showcase the comparison between reinforced concrete structures and composite structures. Composite structures with high strength structural steel members can be designed in smaller sizes while achieving equivalent or better performance than reinforced concrete structures in much
bigger sizes. With more compact composite structure sizes, developers, architects, engineers, and end users can make better use of the extra space made available to them. In addition, the overall weight transferred to the foundations to the foundations are reduced as well; thus, reducing size or depth of foundations required during the design stage.

Last, but not the least important, this seminar will share good practices on connection design, fabrication and erection with references to a portfolio of projects which are both challenging and interesting to expand your engineering and construction knowledge horizon.


1) Mr Jean-Claude (JC) Gerardy

Mr Jean-Claude (JC) Gerardy is a current CTBUH Advisory Group member and was involved in originating two major CTBUH research projects: “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings” and “Study on the Constructability and the Engineering Properties of Composite Megacolumns.” A structural engineer from the University of Liege in Belgium, he started his career in ArcelorMittal research department (formerly ARBED research).

During that time, he was involved in the development of Eurocodes on steel and composite structures. He was also representing ArcelorMittal within ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), AWS (American Welding Society), AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) and the SSPC (Steel Shapes Producer Council). He has provided technical expertise and advice on the steel design and construction of various tall buildings in the world, such as New York Freedom Tower, Shanghai Financial Centre, Burj Khalifa and etc.

*CTBUH- The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.

2)  Mr. William (Billy) Howell

Mr. William (Billy) Howell, PE, LEED AP, is the country manager for Turner International in Thailand with a combined background in structural engineering and construction management. He is a former Technical Director for Meinhardt Singapore and prior to that, he was an associate at Leslie E. Robertson Associates in New York.

He has designed and constructed projects across the world. William completed the 68-story Bitexco Financial Tower in Saigon, was responsible for the concept design of the Statue of Unity in India (the world's tallest statue at 182m). In Bangkok, he was the project director for the Nimit Langsuan project and is currently working on the Dusit Thani redevelopment.


•  Limited to  70 seats only.  ‘First-Come-First-Registration Basis’

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HONORARY FELLOW 120.00 100.00
FELLOW 120.00 100.00
SENIOR MEMBER 120.00 100.00
MEMBER 120.00 100.00
HONORARY MEMBER 120.00 100.00
COMPANION 100.00 80.00
GRADUATE 100.00 80.00
AFFILIATE 100.00 80.00
STUDENT 70.00 50.00
Non IEM Member 180.00 150.00

Rate stated does not include 6% SST








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