Complex geometry on the Tilford Development has led us to use both software packages Tekla and Allplan to be able to create an analysis model in Masterseries. In order to achieve the architect’s vision of the building both internally and externally, we have designed the building as a steel frame. The structure relies on a compression ring at the top of the dome and a tension ring provided by the reinforced concrete wall around the mosque. In order to mobilise these loads the full steel structure needs to be erected.
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