The Nanjing International Finance Center (IFC) lies in the Hexi central business district of the city. It is a commercial and office complex development comprising a top-tier shopping mall, two Grade A office towers and a hotel. It incorporates innovative ideas, economic concepts and unique features, making this project a new landmark in Nanjing.
On 19 October 2021, the BD Division was honoured to have Ir Joey Tsui, a technical director in WSP (China Region) deliver a webinar to members on the structural design considerations, challenges and solutions of constructing the Nanjing IFC.
Ir Tsui first introduced the project nature and site conditions of the project and explained the construction sequencing used to shorten the critical path of the overall programme.
Ir Tsui also explained the design considerations from both the structural and commercial aspects for separating three towers into three aseismatic units with two seismic joints. For each aseismatic unit, design constraints and major technical challenges, such as torsional effects, deflection and vibration issues, while being integrated with the unique architectural design were also illustrated with corresponding solutions.
Ir Tsui’s presentation enabled members to have a better understanding of the structural design considerations for such a unique architectural design as well as the construction standards in this large scale project.
The webinar ended with a question-and-answer session and souvenir presentation. The BD Division was pleased to have Ir Tsui deliver such an informative presentation, which attracted a large number of members.