In Bucharest, a new residential building is being constructed on a 10-year-old excavation site originally intended for a commercial building. The existing excavation had to be refurbished to meet new architectural requirements. Saidel Engineering was responsible for demolition and design of the new supporting system required to comply with current Eurocodes. Faced with these challenges, compounded by addressing the neighboring buildings surrounding the site, they needed comprehensive geotechnical modeling and analysis technology.
Already familiar with PLAXIS, they used Bentley’s application to accurately model a new supporting system for the irregularly shaped excavation and share information with the structural designers. The solution enabled them to reduce costs and meet construction deadlines earlier than planned. The accurate results provided for the structural component allowed the structural engineer to design thinner perimetral walls, reducing concrete volume and environmental impact. Using PLAXIS features for importing and exporting geometry, they identified and resolved modeling inconsistencies, resulting in faster, robust geotechnical design.