Positioned as a new landmark building, Lize SOHO has a total area of 173,000 square meters, featuring 45 aboveground floors and four underground basement floors with a subway tunnel running through floors three and four of the basement. The project was subject to strict design standards and deformation and settlement specifications within a tight timeline. Beijing Institute of Architectural Design is providing analysis on the common action of the ground foundation to guide design and construction. However, their previous software took too long to create models and presented few comparison schemes for analysis.
They selected PLAXIS based on its automation, command flow, and modeling and simulation features, significantly shortening modeling and analysis time from three to four days to three to four hours. They optimized the pile foundation, reducing costs during the preliminary design scheme by 40% and shortening the construction period. The technology solution improved overall work efficiency and is being promoted for future geotechnical analysis work.