Technical Case Study: Structural BIM Modeling for Cast-In-Place Concrete High-Rise (USA)

Project Information:

  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Project Type: High-Rise Residential Building (40 stories)
  • Client – Structural Engineering Firm:

Project Details:

This project involved the structural design and construction of a 40-story luxury
residential building in Miami. The building utilized cast-in-place (CIP) concrete for
its core, shear walls, and slabs, requiring a high level of detail and coordination for
efficient construction.

Project Challenges:
  • Complex Rebar Design: The high-rise nature of the building demanded intricate rebar detailing for columns, beams, and slabs to ensure structural integrity.
  • Coordination with Precast Panels: The building’s exterior facade incorporated precast concrete panels, necessitating precise coordination between the cast-in-place structure and precast elements.
  • Seismic Design Considerations: Miami’s location in a seismic zone mandated rigorous structural analysis and detailing to withstand earthquake forces.
  • Integration with MEP Systems: Integrating complex mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems within the cast-in-place structure presented a coordination challenge