More frequent earthquakes around Thailand have recently raised public awareness regarding structural safety of buildings in Bangkok, such as the Krungsri Bank Headquarters. The bank became the first organization in Thailand to implement an earthquake performance upgrade program. In early 2012, the bank commissioned Miyamoto International to carry out a seismic evaluation of Towers A, B and C of the headquarters on the Rama 3 Road. To address vulnerability, a comprehensive state-of-the-art retrofit scheme was developed. The key features of this strategy include:
- Viscous dampers for Tower A
- FRP wrap on lower levels of walls for Tower A
- BRB braces for Towers B and C
The ultimate goal of this rehabilitation is to increase the safety of staff and attempt to reduce the potential business interruption of a large earthquake. The project includes structural analysis, structural design, assessing seismic risk, building rehabilitation and using high-performance engineering to protect it from future earthquakes.
Bank of Ayudhya (BAY)