Between 26 and 30 October, 2015, I was invited to attend the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conference at the Grand Hyatt, New York. This was the first time I’d attended the event, and as a manufacturer in specialist drainage ventilation, I hoped the event would provide an insight into the activities around the world for high-rise buildings, both now and in the future.
The event was attended not only by building services engineers, but also by developers, architects and leading consultants from 45 countries, representing 140 cities across the globe.
I came away from the conference with a much greater understanding of what goes into the design of tall buildings and towers. It also reinforced to me that these buildings need the Studor single stack solution to make them work. No matter how tall, expensive and iconic these buildings are, if they smell they smell, and we, at Studor, have the solutions to prevent bad drainage odours from spoiling the experience of the inhabitants.