JTK Consult (JTK) was engaged as an expert to review the foundation design of the proposed 3 blocks of high rise buildings being developed by Paragon Promenade Sdn. Bhd.
A dispute between the main contractor Extreme Engineering (EE) and consultancy design inputs was the matter at hand.
JTK reviewed the information provided by the consultant and performed an independent check of the ETAB design model including a review of the piling layout plan and load plan. It was found that the overall increase in column loads due to design changes during submission were over 33% for Towers 1 & 2 and 15% for Tower 3. It was confirmed that if these changes had been taken into consideration by the contractor, subsequent increases in piling loads which became necessary would have been more manageable.
JTK confirmed that changes to the design of 3 blocks of high rise buildings justified the increase of piling loads as proposed by the consultant. Following the submission of the report Ir Dr Kriban G N acted to provide expert evidence in this dispute.
Structural Design and Technical Support:
review of foundation provisions & expert opinion