Case study of the core structure succeeding method for tall building construction

Yong Seok Choi, Insig Lim, Taehoon Kim, Hunhee Cho, Kyung In Kang

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In tall building construction, the adoption of the appropriate construction method for the core structure process is critical in terms of both the structural aspect of the building and the schedule estimation. This study introduces a new core structure succeeding construction method (CSSCM) for tall buildings with steel-reinforced concrete structures to address the obstacles of the existing core structure preceding construction method (CSPCM) such as limited workspace, interference between activities, difficulties in wall and slab joint construction, and similar obstacles. The study also shows the technical details and compares the results from the applications of CSPCM and CSSCM to an actual tall building project. The results revealed that this method has potential as a cost-effective construction method for structural frameworks of tall buildings where short cycle times are required. In addition, the method provided stable working environments for the steel erection including outriggers and core works. This study will assist engineers and managers in applying the CSPCM construction method appropriately to similar projects and dealing with flexible changes in building design and engineering technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number05016017
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a Korea University Grant (K1502421) and by Individual Basic Science and Engineering Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2015R1D1A1A01058681).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers.


  • Construction materials and method
  • Core structure construction
  • Core structure preceding construction method
  • Core structure succeeding construction method
  • Tall building construction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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