Country Club Twin Towers
The initial structural design of these two 180m tall concrete frame high end residential towers was provided by a local Panamanian structural engineer. During construction of the first tower, the developer retained Walter P Moore to conduct a structural peer review of the lateral load resisting systems for both towers. Walter P Moore determined that some strengthening of the lateral system was needed to conform to current code requirements and identified a number of optimization strategies that would result in cost savings. Walter P Moore was then retained by the developer to redesign the lateral system for both towers. By reconfiguring and re-detailing the core wall configuration, Walter P Moore significantly improved the overall stability of towers and structural efficiency for a net savings of over 300 tons of reinforcing steel, saving the developer over $350,000. The first tower is completed and construction of the second tower has not started.