Structural Engineering

 

Image: Architectural impression of the Bukit Bintang City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia development. Image courtesy of GDP Architects.

 

High-Rise Structural Engineering

 

Tall slender structures have specific engineering demands and are subject to the forces of nature such as wind and earthquake forces. Other considerations include the actual physical site constraints, materials constraints, building functionality requirements, buildability, vertical transportation and M&E requirements.

 

Watch a video (*.avi file for Windows Media Player) of the axial stress increments within the columns and walls of a 63-storey building based on a staged construction analysis inclusive of time-dependent creep and shrinkage effects as follows: -

 

BBCC SA1 Axial Stress Increment Staged Analysis

 

Specifically, our structural engineering consultancy services include amongst others the following sub-diciplines: –

 

High-rise structural engineering design

 

  • Staged construction analysis
  • Wind analysis (static, dynamic and aerodynamic)
  • Wind tunnel test specification and interpretation
  • Wind acceleration serviceability response analysis
  • Wall / column differential axial shortening analysis
  • Composite steel column design
  • Core and shear wall analysis and design
  • Core and outrigger wall analysis and design
  • Tube and mega tube analysis and design
  • Global elastic buckling and p-delta analysis

 

Earthquake engineering design

 

  • Equivalent static, multi-modal and performance based earthquake analysis and design
  • Base isolation analysis and design
  • Tuned mass damper analysis and design
  • Tuned slosh damper analysis and design

 

Post-tensioned (PT) concrete design

 

  • PT flat slab design
  • PT banded flat slab design for long spans
  • PT tendons shop drawing detailing
  • PT tendons automated quantification
  • PT slab long-term creep and cracked deflection analysis and design

 

Composite steel floor design

 

  • Composite castellated / cellular steel beam floor design with integrated services for long spans
  • Human footfall induced vibration analysis and design