Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

75 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 Short description │Taiwan Tower The Taiwan Tower is a new landmark structure in Taichung City, Taiwan, that includes a street level museum and observation decks, a restaurant and an environmental monitoring station at the top levels of the 366 m tower. The primary structural system for the tower consists of 4 steel framed tubes 7 m in diameter which spiral around an 8 m circular concrete core and are designed to be fabricated in 3 or 6 meter sections. The circular concrete core transfers lateral load to the exterior tubes through a series of small outrigger trusses. These outrigger trusses allow the structural system to utilize the exterior tubes to their full potential, while increasing the structures lateral stiffness. The design team utilized Scia Engineer for modeling and advanced analysis such as dynamics. The software was also used as the hub for the team’s OpenBIM design approach which utilized the IFC model exchange in order to create an iterative and collaborate design process. Contact Mark Flamer P.E. Address 45 W. Mendocino Ave Willits CA 95490 - United States Phone +1 707-456-9023 Email [email protected] M.I. Flamer & Associates is primarily involved in consulting work that provides firms with assistance in the modeling and analysis of complex or unusual structural systems using state-of-the-art finite element analysis software, including Scia Engineer. M.I. Flamer & Associates has over 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry and has worked on many projects throughout the United States. The company has recently increased its efforts in the software engineering market, with the goal of leveraging its AEC experience to create software for the design of smarter, more efficient buildings. M.I. Flamer & Associates Project information Owner Taichung City Government Architect Douglas Muir, RA BArch, NCARB General Contractor TBD Engineering Office M.I. Flamer & Associates Location Taichung City, Taiwan Construction Period 01/2014 to 12/2016 (project is in bidding phase)