A team from AIT Consulting travelled to Manila, Philippines to meet with Geo Estate Development Corporation on 14thFebruary 2011 and give a draft final report on consulting services provided through Philippines consortium professional Sy^2 + Associates for a resort style residential building in Makati, Philippines.


Geo-Estate Development Corp. is a real estate development and marketing organization that specializes in horizontal and vertical residential buildings.  Philippines consortium professional Sy^2 + Associates, Inc. engaged the service of AIT Consulting to carry out the structural performance based evaluation of a 50-story residential building.


The main objective of the work carried out was to evaluate the structural performance of the building to determine whether the overall performance and reliability of the building ensures public safety under the effects of gravity and lateral loadings based on the design information provided by the client and Sy^2.


The performance evaluation was carried out through the use of state-of-the-art analyses tools and procedures with special emphasis on the effects of earthquakes.  The response of the building and its main structural components were evaluated against the maximum allowable performance levels for the specified seismic hazards (earthquake ground motion).


AIT Consulting is currently completing the final report and will submit it Geo Estate Development Corporation on the first tower.  More consulting services will be provided for a second tower.