PAVILION DAMANSARA HEIGHTS RC

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The RC is a 66-storey 260m-high tower development inclusive of 8 basement levels and 11 levels of M&E and facility and a post-tensioned (PT) concrete transfer floor. The building superstructure consists of RC flat slabs, RC core walls and RC shear walls within the residential units. These shear walls are subsequently founded upon a transfer floor which separates the residential floors from the elevated car park and facility floors beneath, transferring both the vertical and lateral load functional framing systems.


Client: Pavilion Management (DTC) Sdn Bhd

Consultancy Scope: Full Structural Value Engineering


Project Cost: RM300mil.


Project Status: Construction

 

VERTICAL AND LATERAL LOAD PATHS AND SHEAR WALL OPTIMISATION

Value engineering figures achieved on this project include: -


  • core and shear walls concrete quantity reduced by 1,026 m3 from 18,020 m3 to 16,994 m3

  • core and shear walls concrete wall average thickness reduced from 276 mm to 260 mm

  • core and shear walls steel quantity reduced by 713,753 kg from 1,819,916 kg to 1,106,163 kg

  • core and shear walls steel tonnage reduced from 101 kg/m3 to 65 kg/m3

  • reduction of embodied carbon CO2e from concrete of 369 tonnes and steel of 1,356 tonnes

  • estimated material savings of RM 2,609,085


Often in our value engineering exercises, the factor of safety of the building is increased. This is because the building is only as strong as its “weakest link”. Thus in simple terms, the value engineering exercise increases the capacity of the “weakest link” and reduces the capacity of the “stronger links”. The graph of capacities with respect to demands are presented hereafter with respect to the storeys that the building carries.