A 9-storey annex building was to be built adjacent to the Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur. The annex includes a 4.5m basement level 15m below ground level.
JTK Consult (JTK) undertook the study of potential effects of the adjacent development to the operations of the hospital. In particular the effects of vibration on sensitive equipment was considered and a not to exceed criteria was developed in conjunction with the specialist equipment manufacturers and the facilities managers. Where possible the hospital equipment was placed on vibro-rubber isolators to reduce the vibration and protect the equipment during construction works. Pile casing installation using a rotary method was suggested as it resulted in less vibration effects. A rigorous monitoring regime was set up to check for compliance.
The overall issues of adjacent construction were identified and the hospital FM Team were advised on monitoring requirements and the ongoing maintenance for structural integrity.
strategic advice on structural building maintenance