Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Mark Lavery

Mark has worked on a portfolio of projects at the leading edge of tall building engineering over the last 10 years, leading and developing teams in a variety of roles on more than 35 tall building projects, principally as lead structural engineer but including roles as: multi-disciplinary project design manager, FIDIC Engineer and peer reviewer, as well as numerous value engineering and tall building specialist roles.

His tall building experience includes seven “supertall” and three “megatall” buildings, with the 1000 meter tall Nakheel and Harbour Tall Tower being the tallest designed tower in his portfolio. He is recognized for his tall building expertise in the wider community, having been invited to contribute to tall building themed books, media articles and conferences.

As a tall building leader with Buro Happold based in their Dubai office, Mark is responsible for tall building…


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About Mark Lavery

Mark has worked on a portfolio of projects at the leading edge of tall building engineering over the last 10 years, leading and developing teams in a variety of roles on more than 35 tall building projects, principally as lead structural engineer but including roles as: multi-disciplinary project design manager, FIDIC Engineer and peer reviewer, as well as numerous value engineering and tall building specialist roles.

His tall building experience includes seven “supertall” and three “megatall” buildings, with the 1000 meter tall Nakheel and Harbour Tall Tower being the tallest designed tower in his portfolio. He is recognized for his tall building expertise in the wider community, having been invited to contribute to tall building themed books, media articles and conferences.

As a tall building leader with Buro Happold based in their Dubai office, Mark is responsible for tall building multi-disciplinary strategy, including learning and development strategy, in line with broader Middle East discipline and overall learning and development strategy, in addition to the delivery of tall building projects.

At the age of 38, Mark was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, largely on the basis of his tall building specialist experience.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee (2015 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • City Representative, Dubai (2012 – 2018)
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Middle East 2018)
  • Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Middle East 2018)

Events/Initiatives Involving Mark Lavery

CTBUH Team Travels to Dubai

31 Jan 2018, CTBUH News – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel-Miller…

CTBUH 'UH'PDATE October 2016

CTBUH 'UH'PDATE October 2016

4 Oct 2016, CTBUH News – The fourth issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early…

Global Twilight Walking Tours

Global Twilight Walking Tours

25 Aug 2016, Tour Report – The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13…

Events/Initiatives Involving Mark Lavery

CTBUH Team Travels to Dubai
31 Jan 2018, Dubai – CTBUH News
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel-Miller traveled to Dubai in preparation for the 2018 Middle East Conference.
CTBUH 'UH'PDATE October 2016
4 Oct 2016, Toronto – CTBUH News
The fourth issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and studies of the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.
Global Twilight Walking Tours
25 Aug 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13 cities around the world, examining public spaces in a twilight setting.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Dubai Committee Holds Inaugural Event
10 Dec 2014, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH held its Inaugural Dubai Committee Event at the Vida Downtown Hotel. The event was held to reintroduce and reinvigorate interest in the CTBUH in Dubai.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Three
21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the third day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the plenary on the past, present, and future World's Tallest Buildings.

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Mark Lavery Related Resources

Interactive Aerodynamic Design of Supertall Buildings

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold

Track 15: Wind Engineering Q & A

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Panel Questions & Answers

Sustainable Integration of Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat for the Megacities of the Future

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Mark Lavery, BuroHappold Engineering

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

Innovative Solutions to Complex Geometric Forms in Tall Buildings

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Mark Lavery, Buro Happold & Spencer Robinson, Camden Mill

Mark Lavery Related Papers/Research

Sustainable Integration of Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat for the Megacities of the Future
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Mark Lavery, BuroHappold Engineering
Tall buildings increasingly dominate our skylines as an almost inevitable response to urbanisation. They often do not integrate well with the urban habitat in which they are located however, a must for long-term social, environmental and commercial…
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…
Innovative Solutions to Complex Geometric Forms in Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold & Spencer Robinson, Camden Mill
There is an trend in tall buildings towards ever more complex geometric forms, as clients and architects look to distinguish their buildings. That such buildings are becoming the norm, as opposed to merely achievable, is testament to the advances in…