Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
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About Anil Hira

Education:
BE (1st Class Honors) University of Canterbury (NZ) 1977, ME University Auckland (NZ) 1980

Anil’s expertise in all aspects of tall building design has led him to be involved in over 70 buildings over 40 stories high throughout Australia and worldwide including India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and numerous Middle East Countries. His role has ranged from structural design engineer, structural peer reviewer, client’s structural engineer, structural value engineer, specialist engineer and construction advisor.

After holding a number of senior positions with well known consulting firms, including heading up an operation in UAE where he was in charge of numerous high profile high-rise projects in the region, Anil now heads Buro Happold’s operations in India.

As an Academic Associate at The University of Melbourne he continues to deliver the Masters level program in structural…


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About Anil Hira

Education:
BE (1st Class Honors) University of Canterbury (NZ) 1977, ME University Auckland (NZ) 1980

Anil’s expertise in all aspects of tall building design has led him to be involved in over 70 buildings over 40 stories high throughout Australia and worldwide including India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and numerous Middle East Countries. His role has ranged from structural design engineer, structural peer reviewer, client’s structural engineer, structural value engineer, specialist engineer and construction advisor.

After holding a number of senior positions with well known consulting firms, including heading up an operation in UAE where he was in charge of numerous high profile high-rise projects in the region, Anil now heads Buro Happold’s operations in India.

As an Academic Associate at The University of Melbourne he continues to deliver the Masters level program in structural design of tall building which he developed. This has maintained his passion for keeping up-to-date on technological developments in structural engineering with a particular interest in concept design of structural design, wind and seismic engineering and foundation engineering.

Anil is a world recognized expert on tall building design and is well respected by clients, peer group and staff for his energy, dedication and focus to produce high quality delivery on time and budget always striving to use the latest technological advances to ensure unique, buildable, sustainable and economical solutions.

Mr. Hira has been deeply involved in key projects including Supa-Nova, Noida; Worli Towers, Mumbai; and PetroVietnam Tower, Hanoi.

CTBUH Involvement

  • City Representative, Mumbai (2012 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Speaker (China 2016)

Events/Initiatives Involving Anil Hira

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings

29 Jan 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and…

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum

23 Feb 2017, Event Report – The 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum was held, together with the first Global…

Events/Initiatives Involving Anil Hira

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings
29 Jan 2018, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum
23 Feb 2017, Colombo – Event Report
The 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum was held, together with the first Global Lift and Escalator Expo at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre in Colombo.
CTBUH India: Fire and Life Safety Event Report
22 Jul 2016, Mumbai – Event Report
The CTBUH India Chapter, in collaboration with the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI), held a seminar and discussion forum on July 22 at the Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai.
The 2016 Colombo Forum
27 Jun 2016, Colombo – Event Report
The 2016 Colombo Forum proved to be yet another successful gathering, themed “Collaborative Approaches in Tall Building Design.”
CTBUH Sri Lanka Forum 2015
13 Dec 2015, Kandy – Event Report
CTBUH Sri Lanka hosted an important seminar for tall building professionals on “Building Envelope Design for Major Structures.”
Draft Code Technical Discussion Held by CTBUH India
11 Apr 2015, Mumbai – Event Report
CTBUH India organized a half-day technical discussion on the draft code with twenty-one prominent practicing structural engineers discussing it's theoretical background
Melbourne Committee Reaches for the Clouds
4 Sep 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Melbourne Committee held its first public lecture, drawing more than 120 people to a discussion on high-rise steel and concrete.
CTBUH Launches Sri Lanka Committee
15 Dec 2013, Kandy – Event Report
The CTBUH launched its Sri Lanka committee at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM13).
CTBUH Presents Keynote at Mumbai Awards Event
12 Oct 2012, Mumbai – Event Report
Speaking to the CW Architects and Builders Awards, Public Affairs Manager Kevin Brass addressed the latest trends in the industry and challenges facing future development.
Global Representatives Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH leaders and representatives from around the world gathered to discuss on-going initiatives and better ways to serve members and grow the Council.

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Anil Hira Related Resources

Ceylon Today Covers CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Tall Building Forum

Ceylon Today Covers CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Tall Building Forum

3 Apr 2017, Colombo – An unprecedented collaboration between CTBUH Sri Lanka and the CTBUH India Chapter resulted in the inaugural <…

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"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event

29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]

Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira

Press/Media Related to Anil Hira

Ceylon Today Covers CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Tall Building Forum
Colombo, Sri Lanka – An unprecedented collaboration between CTBUH Sri Lanka and the CTBUH India Chapter resulted in the inaugural Regional Tall Building…

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Anil Hira Related Papers/Research

Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira
As the trend for complex architectural forms continues, the relationship between design and construction has become ever more interdependent. Where this interdependency was once limited to distinct elements, such as outriggers, and vertical…