Valery Point


Grupo Corcione


32,000 square meter building

32 stories / 58 condos

257 parking spaces

3 below grade levels of parking

Valery Point

Panama City

Walter P Moore provided structural engineering design and documentation services for this new 32-story tower, which features 58 condo units and 257 parking spaces in three basement levels. To enhance the layout of the resident views and hence value of the units, the residential tower is rotated 12 degrees off the orthogonal grid of the parking levels. To efficiently resolve this angular offset, Walter P Moore actively collaborated with architect George Moreno and owner Corcione Group to develop a column grid and reinforced concrete flat slab structure that is structurally efficient and does not require multiple expensive transfer beams for offset columns. To further reduce structural costs, Walter P Moore requested a downhole boring test which resulted in the change of the seismic site classification from D to the less stringent site class C, realizing significant savings in the seismic lateral system of the tower and foundations.