High Rise / Performance Based Design

The dichotomy of 'more building' without the excess.

The nature of construction is to build up, so naturally high-rise is often the standard when it comes to pushing the limits on design, constructability and performance. Striking a balance on all three while minding cost and schedule is the question – and engineering is the answer.

Our work

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DCI leverages design innovation to meet high-rise performance standards without relying on conventional engineering methods. From prescriptive Performance Based Design to pushover analysis that focuses on areas of susceptibility, our design approach has allowed structures to go taller while adhering to strict budget and programming goals.

When designing to code just isn’t enough, our engineers are there to prove the efficacy of alternative solutions. Assistive tools and methods include Performance Based Wind Design and computer modeling for site-specific ground motions. Combined with Revit modeling capabilities, DCI’s high-rise design work continues to help transform the skyline of cities across the United States and beyond.

Key Considerations

  • Performance Based Design/Peer Review Process
  • Wind Design
  • Core Layout
  • BIM/Revit Model Deliverables
  • Clash Detection
  • Seismic Region
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High-Rise & PBD Leaders

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