Strata, a high-rise building in the Elephant and Castle area of central London,
is the world’s first building to have three integrated wind turbines. The turbines
are housed on top of the tower and rest on a post-tensioned concrete floor.
CCL Engineering provided a $171.5 million engineering solution for the elevated
slabs, including structural design, post-tensioning system design, and the supply
and installation of the post-tensioning system itself.
Due to the optimal slab design made possible through the use of RAM Concept,
the post-tensioned floors saved more than 15 percent in superstructure material
costs while providing a crack- and deflection-controlled slab. The building’s
energy-efficient design also met sustainability requirements. The turbines will
supply 8 percent of the building’s operational energy consumption.
Orbicon | Leif Hansen
From Maps to Models
Orbicon | Leif Hansen, a Solbjerg, Denmark-based company that provides
engineering consultancy services, traditionally created 2D maps of manholes
and pipes in water and wastewater mapping applications, but improved its
design and engineering capabilities by transitioning 2D maps to 3D models
directly from the attributes in the database.
MicroStation and GenerativeComponents enabled the firm to extract detailed
information about mapped items and create 3D objects with proper dimensions
and elevations. This provided the capability to create a complete 3D model from
data that is already collected in the SQL database, which located problems with
pipe layouts and pinpointed areas with missing or incorrect information.