Qatar Academy at Al-Wakra is a grade K-12 school of around 48,000 m2 and consists of teaching clusters. Six buildings connected together and with an independent Energy Center housing a water tank and sub-station - teaching clusters and energy center are two-story buildings. Additionally, there are a 10,000 m2 recreation center plus two libraries on the third level over a connector between two buildings and partially extending over both. Total surface area of all tilt-up walls is around 96,068 m2.
Habib & Associates, Inc. had designed the complete structural system except for the steel floor of the teaching clusters, which was designed by a separate steel supplier.
CHALLENGES AND SUCCESS FACTORS
Habib & Associates, Inc., as the structural engineers and specialty engineers, during the re-design and construction phase, worked on the project design team, and managed to capitalize on the strong features and characteristics of the tilt-up system to adapt it successfully to the footprint of the different parts of the project, particularly the relatively geometric, multi-space, complex recreation center. The challenge was the tight schedule during which we had to exercise serious coordination effort with all trades to make sure the site work was not delayed.
Building the STRUCTURE on Tekla helped Habib & Associates, Inc. to meet their goal of producing a zero-defect product, made checking the production shop drawings easy, and helped to produce the production shop drawings for almost all of the tilt-up wall panels.
ABOUT HABIB & ASSOCIATES, Inc.
They can be part of your design team at the conception stage of your project, evaluating various structural and architectural systems, analyzing them and coming up with the right precast system that would give your company an edge over your competitors, with the project owner as the sole beneficiary in mind. Their strength is in the stability of the structural system, the connection design that could potentially save money and time during production and erection, the great attention to detail and their commitment to generating a flawless product on-time.