We were engaged by Daewoo Constuction as material technology consultants with particular inputs for the construction of the transfer beams at level 3 designed to support the full superstructure concrete element of the Telecom tower. The Telekom Tower is a skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is 310 m tall, has 55 floors, and is shaped to represent a sprouting “bamboo shoot. It was designed by Hijjas Kasturi Associates and was constructed between 1998 and 2001 by Daewoo Construction. The building was officially opened on 11 February 2003.
The work included setting up a comprehensive in-situ strain and temperature monitoring system using 110 VWGs at different levels to understand the structural behavior of the complex building shape and provide a basis for confirming the structural design approach. We were also involved in developing procedures to minimize risk of cracking due to temperature differentials and the management of peak temperatures in the mass concrete by way of onsite concrete QA/QC control procedures and trouble shooting.