A team from AIT Consulting travelled to Manila, Philippines to meet with Ayala Land on 15th February 2011 to give a final and phase completion report on consulting services provided through Philippines consortium professional Sy^2 + Associates for two residential real estate projects.
Ayala Land, Inc. is the real estate subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, one of the biggest and most established business conglomerates in Philippines. It operates its real estate interests under Ayala Land, Inc. which includes the following projects:
- Development of prominent high-end and middle-market residential subdivisions and condominiums
- Construction of high rise commercial and residential buildings
- Conversion of land tracts into industrial business parks
- Development and management of shopping centers
- Management of cinema, hotel and entertainment operations
Through over eight decades of experience in real estate, Ayala Land has earned a reputation as the country’s leading real estate developer. To this day, it is the preferred business location of the most prestigious corporate, commercial and residential addresses, the site of many international hotel chains and the home of exclusive high-end residential areas.
During the meeting, AIT Consulting gave a final report to Ayala Land for structural design peer review services for a 25-story building comprising 1,016 residences located in Philippines.
The main objective of the work carried out was review of the structural design of the building in terms of conformance to relevant building codes, standards and established engineering practices, with special emphasis on effects due to strong earthquake and strong winds.
To achieve this objective, a formal and informal design review of the structure was carried out using current state of the art methodologies, techniques, technologies and tools. The overall structural behavior of the building and the structural design of main structural components were evaluated for strength requirements. The design adequacy of the main structural components were also evaluated.
The second report provided to Ayala Land by AIT Consulting was a final report on the first phase of three phases of performance based design services provided for three high-rise residential towers located in Makati City, including a 50-story high-rise building (about 166.8 meter above ground level) and 3½ stories of below grade parking (extending approximately 13m below grade). The tower consists mainly of residential units, plus a terrace and amenity deck. The ground level contains retail and back of the house space. The total project area was approximately 79,000 gross square meters.
The main objective of the work to be carried out was to design the building with a performance-based approach for seismic design with predictable and safe performance when subjected to earthquake ground motions. AIT Consulting will perform the same services for the next two phases of the project.
During this meeting, AIT Consulting also submitted several proposals for future projects with Ayala Land.