Applied Science International, LLC (ASI) is proud to announce the successful implosion of two buildings in the Rio di Janeiro, Brazil just miles from the Deodoro Military Club, one of the four central venues hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The buildings which had become known by many locals as the “Skeleton Man” are two of many structures that will be demolished paving the way for construction projects in preparation for both the 2016 Summer Olympics and the World Cup in which it will host in 2014.
The building which had been deemed unsafe by local government officials was imploded by Fabio Bruno Construções, a seasoned demolition contractor and ASI’s Exclusive Demolition Analysis Partner in Brazil. ASI performed pre-demolition analysis of the structural demolition plan using its Extreme Loading® Technology which can quickly and accurately simulate and predict the performance of structures under extreme loads. ASI simulated several demolition scenarios for Fabio Bruno Construções providing recommendations and modifications to the demolition scenario, increasing both the effectiveness and safety of the demolition.
Extreme Loading® Technology (ELT) is based on the Applied Element Method (AEM) of analysis, the only method of analysis capable of automatically calculating the initiation and propagation of cracks, the separation of elements, and impending collisions. Edward di Girolamo, ASI’s CEO stated, “Fabio Bruno Construções is one of the first demolition contractors to take advantage of ELT through our Exclusive Demolition Analysis Partnership. The Brazilian demolition is one of many demolitions planed and carried out around the world on which the technology will be used to improve safety and avoid costly mishaps which happens all too often.”
In addition to demolition analysis services ASI also offers advanced
engineering analysis consultation and software for:
• Structural Vulnerability Assessment
• Engineering Forensics
• Progressive Collapse Analysis
• Blast Analysis
• Seismic Analysis
• Impact Analysis
• Historical Building Analysis
• Glass Performance Analysis
• Performance Based Design
• Product Development