Robert Bird Group is the structural consultant working equally with Leslie E. Robertson Associates on the new 644m+, 118-storey HQ for PNB in Kuala Lumpur. RBG assisted from the bid phase and was selected after tender from a list of international structural consultants. The project comprises a main tower with approximately 80 levels of office space with hotel and apartments above.

Key technical challenges

The tower sits on a common podium structure containing retail and car parking space over four basement levels. Three additional towers with hotel and residential facilities also occupy the common podium. It is predominantly a steel-framed building with a reinforced concrete megastructure providing lateral stability. The megastructure incorporates perimeter mega-columns coupled to the central core by structural steel outriggers at three locations. Belt trusses assist the mega-frame and provide enhanced robustness to the tower.

Project Metrics

PNB Merdeka Ventures
Fender Katsalidis Architects
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural consultant in conjunction with
Leslie E Robertson Associates