Banco General Operations Headquarters


Banco General


30,810 square meters of office space

47,000 square meters parking area

Banco General Operations Headquarters

Panama City

Walter P Moore provided structural engineering design and documentation services as well as parking consulting services for this $80 million complex, Phase 1 of which comprises an eight-level office tower, a plaza, and a five level parking garage. We worked with the geotechnical engineer to re-classify the soil type as Site Class C instead of Site Class D, greatly reducing the seismic demand on the shear walls and their foundations. Multiple scheme studies for the office building and plaza structure determined the most efficient and cost-effective structural system which, in a departure from the construction norm in Panama, utilizes long span post tensioned beam and slab construction.