Measured and Predicted Column Shortening of a Tall Reinforced Concrete Building ;;;;;
The KLCC Petronas Tower 2, one of the world tallest twin reinforced concrete towers constructed in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia, was instrumented during construction for the measurement of vertical time-dependent deformation of columns and corewall. Field measurements were made by means of vibrating wire strain gauges at the corewall, tower and bustle perimeter columns at selected floor levels of the building. Parallel to this observation, laboratory tests were performed on concrete cylinders made in the field in order to obtain the variations of concrete compressive strengths, elastic moduli, strains of creep and shrinkage with time. Monitored vertical deformations are in a good agreement with the prediction based on actual construction sequence and concrete properties from laboratory tests, as well as the analytical results reflected in actual column compensation of the building.