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Post by arckid » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:56 pm

I'm working on a housing development that may soon go up in Singapore. I'm designing a high rise residential development and was wondering how drastic the wind and rain conditions are? If anyone can help me out that would be great

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Re: singapore conditions

Post by ksl » Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:26 am

arckid wrote:I'm working on a housing development that may soon go up in Singapore. I'm designing a high rise residential development and was wondering how drastic the wind and rain conditions are? If anyone can help me out that would be great
It never rains but it pours :) Depends on the height too my friend in relation to wind, and if you listen to any of us it will blow over! :P

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:47 am

arckid wrote:I'm working on a housing development that may soon go up in Singapore. I'm designing a high rise residential development and was wondering how drastic the wind and rain conditions are? If anyone can help me out that would be great
Is this a windup? Surely a designer would be looking for more substantive sources of information than an expat board. You didn't design the bridge at Tacoma Narrows using the same research methods?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw

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Re: singapore conditions

Post by QRM » Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:41 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
arckid wrote:I'm working on a housing development that may soon go up in Singapore. I'm designing a high rise residential development and was wondering how drastic the wind and rain conditions are? If anyone can help me out that would be great
Is this a windup? Surely a designer would be looking for more substantive sources of information than an expat board. You didn't design the bridge at Tacoma Narrows using the same research methods?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw
SE has a very valid point, if you really are working on a high rise you have to get the local engineers input on wind and other environmental loads on the structure etc. getting replies from the guys on the street like its kinda windy here not going to help.

I suppose there are no typhoons here. I have seen some really scary thin looking building going up here. I know they have passed all the engineers scrutiny, but from a buyers point of view I would like to stay in a building that at least looks stable!! call me old fashioned but the base of a building should look like a solid foundation rather than spindly columns. which is fine for radio towers, cutting edge exhibition spaces, but if was my house and my money... maybe I am a bit jaded, I have seen what goes on in the region.

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Post by ksl » Tue, 31 Mar 2009 1:14 pm

Structural wind tunnel testing for high rise buildings, so you need to work with a structural engineer! This has got to be a wind up :shock: :shock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_tunnel

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Post by Saint » Tue, 31 Mar 2009 1:26 pm

Probably been made out of lego!

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Re: singapore conditions

Post by lore » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 3:40 pm

arckid wrote:I'm working on a housing development that may soon go up in Singapore. I'm designing a high rise residential development and was wondering how drastic the wind and rain conditions are? If anyone can help me out that would be great
You brightens up my day :o Are you trying to be funny? hahaha.....
Anyhow, let me know which partner developer project?

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Post by pakjohn » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 4:00 pm

You can go to any reference libray and get environment loading models for all type of permit construction. These same books will be used to judge the worthiness of whatever you design by City code officers.

But, even a freshman in engineering school would already know this.
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