Software utilizat: Advance Design
Location: Tangier, Morocco
Design office: SGI Ingénierie SA
Architecture office: KLK Group
A Hotel complex with 3 underground parking floors, a first floor dedicated to commercial activities and 15 floors of apartments. Ground surface: 3200m2
Although the building is located in a moderate seismic area, the original architecture drawings feature concurring concrete plane surfaces and curved walls, a gap in the central part and a transferring 2nd floor, which is not suitable in such seismic conditions and couldn't ensure stability. Therefore, the only solution to the stabilization issue was to remove the control joints and to take the thermal effects into account in the structural analysis with Advance Design.
"The Advance Design software that we used for static and dynamic analysis allowed us to make several simulations in order to reach the optimal result. We thank the trainers and developers from GRAITEC for their support." Mr. Frédéric Richard, Design Office Manager, SGI Ingénierie