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China Zun Tower, part of the rejuvenation of Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD), is a symbol of the country’s national identity. The skyscraper will be home to CITIC Group and CITIC Bank headquarters and attract international financial institutions and top 500 enterprises of China to Beijing.
Innovative planning and technology provided an integrated platform for intelligent construction to complete the project using prefabricated sections in only 62 months, faster than any other skyscraper in Beijing. The intelligent construction platform is the world’s largest, using a jumping lift with service height over 500 meters and carrying two cranes. The speed of construction is about 1.4 times the average construction speed of similar super high-rise buildings already built in China.
The China Zun Tower design not only pursues a unique visual aesthetic, but seeks to design and build a structure to meet functional and high security requirements. The total building area is 437,000 square metres and 528 metres high, with 108 floors above ground and seven floors below ground. The shape is based on the traditional Chinese sacrificial wine vessel, while the design is based on the Kongming lantern. The building design effectively reduces wind load, withstands earthquakes of 8 degrees and has a low-carbon footprint with lighting, heat, insulation, water, waste disposal, ventilation, and other aspects to reduce energy consumption. The building also achieved green Samsung certification as a landmark high-rise green building.
CITIC established ProjectWise as China’s first enterprise-wide platform for information management and collaboration for a 350-person team spanning owner, designer, inspector, general contractor, and subcontractors. To manage the massive amount of project data, CITIC set up a “CITIC and ProjectWise Management Platform” for internal use and “ProjectWise
Platform for Project” for external use. These ProjectWise systems were synchronised and all the construction units, including the owners, design leaders, and construction and electromechanical general contractors, were equipped with four integrated collaborative networks to ensure timely synchronisation of engineering information.
The ProjectWise solution managed engineering, design, and construction audit drawings to enable automated workflows and secure storage.