During a trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, a team from AIT Consulting reported to Advanced Development Technologies Ltd (ADTL) on 31st January 2011 for a project in which AIT Consulting carried out the structural design review of the foundation system in a 16-story residential building with an approximate floor area of 12,800 sq meters.

Advanced Development Technologies Ltd, is one of the leading real estate companies in Bangladesh. It specializes in developing luxury apartment complexes in prime locations of the city.  ADTL uses the highest quality building materials and finishing products to ensure durability and customer satisfaction and to emphasize sound construction and aesthetic design.  Most of ADTL’s housing projects are in the prime locations of Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, Dhanmondi and Uttara of Dhaka city. In addition, ADTL has tried to widen the scope for development of residential land in Dhaka. Efforts are currently underway to address to the needs of clients in every market segment as well.

The report presented to ADTL provided the structural evaluation of the building foundation system as well as the overall structural behavior of the building.

The structural design review of the foundation system was carried out by AIT Consulting engineers through the use of state-of-the-art analyses tools and procedures with special emphasis on the stability and design adequacy of the foundation system.  The overall structural behavior of the building and the structural design of the foundation system were evaluated for strength requirements as well as the serviceability requirements. The design adequacy of structural components in the foundation system was also evaluated.