Static and seismic analysis of a 32-floor buildingBenidorm, Spain
Benidorm is the archetypical representative of the Mediterranean Spanish cities that have suffered severe transformations from the 1960s as a consequence of the growth of tourism that has stimulated the country’s economy. Benidorm has turned from a small fishing village into a vibrant city full of high-rise buildings (by Spanish standards), and hosts the tallest tower in Spain. During the design process of a new 32-floor building located in an exposed area, an advanced FEM structural static and seismic analysis was required (Benidorm is located in one of the few seismically-active areas of Spain). The structure of the tower is made of reinforced-concrete walls and slabs.