009: Broadgate – Exchange House with Bill Baker, PE, SE
Get ready for a real treat! A new engineer, a seasoned veteran, or someone outside of the industry altogether, there’s incredible insight in this episode! As the lead structural engineer for the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, Bill Baker is a world-renowned structural engineer with projects sprinkled in many prominent skylines across the globe.
Bill is a Consulting Partner with SOM in their Chicago office and has received honorary doctorates from four well-known universities and has been honored with many prestigious awards including the Gold Medal from the Institution of Structural Engineers; the American Society of Civil Engineers OPAL Lifetime Award for Design; the Gustav Magnel Gold Medal from the University of Ghent; the Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; and the Fritz Leonhardt Preis.
In this episode, we discuss the Broadgate – Exchange House which is located over the Liverpool Street Station in London, England. This project is a bridge/building hybrid structure with clear spans of up to 250 feet. The ten-story steel-framed structure is positioned over one of London’s busiest rail stations. To say innovation was a necessity for this project is an understatement.
Listen to how Bill thought through the challenges presented and arrived at the final design. I think you will really enjoy the journey through this discussion!
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