A team from AIT Consulting travelled to Manila, Philippines to meet with Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. on 15th February 2011 and give a final report on consulting services provided through Philippines consortium professional Sy^2 + Associates for a luxury residential condominium building located in the heart of Manila Chinatown.


Anchor Land is one of the fastest growing players in the Philippine real estate industry, specializing in the development of sophisticated and luxurious residential condominiums.  Philippines consortium professional Sy^2 + Associates, Inc. engaged AIT Consulting to carry out a structural performance based evaluation of a 57-story building located in Manila, Philippines.


The main objective of the work 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 + Associates.


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).


Upon conclusion of the project, AIT Consulting was engaged to perform similar consulting services for another structure of Anchor Land.