On this project we have provided full structural design for this unusually complex 10-storey structure. Major challenges included:
- Multiple level of basements with adjacent properties providing enormous surcharge loads.
- Complex design of main raft system.
- Complex load-path with multiple levels of transfer.
- Large internal spans to limit transfer elements.
- Limited site access
Our proposed solution for the boundary retention system was to adopt full precast construction. Not only did this prove to be much faster than to in-situ construction, but also produced large savings in materials estimated at approximately $100k.
Through our detailed analysis we were able to resolve the complex load-path and find numerous opportunities for simplifying the structure. Many large transfer elements were able to be omitted which not only created large savings in foundation sizes but importantly made the construction programme much more streamlined