Mapei appoints Emirates Ceramic as its fifth reseller in UAE

The company has been involved in some of the most challenging construction projects in the region, including the Armani hotel in Burj Khalifa, Qasr El Sarab resort, Atlantis Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, the Emirates Palace Hotel, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai International Airport's Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Top 10 construction world record holders

We didn’t have to look far for inspiration for this collection of world toppers. Dubai still ranks as one of the world’s tallest cities – with 51 skyscrapers all standing over 200m high, matching New York’s tally. Hong Kong has 52 but Dubai has the Burj Khalifa, and six others that stretch to over 300m – including the world’s tallest hotel (building used exclusively as a hotel), the Rose Tower, at 333m and 72-storeys.

Architects win big in Dubai

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Hundreds of architects, engineers and consultants packed out Dubai’s Park Hyatt last night for the third annual Middle East Architect awards. Projects from Saudi Arabia to Libya scooped awards, with Dubai’s Burj Khalifa winning project of the year and local firm X Architects winning both Best Boutique Firm and Best Principal, jointly awarded to founders Ahmed Al Ali and Farid Esmaeil.

Profile: Dubai World Central

The initial phase of the airport will feature an A380 capable runway, 64 remote stands, a cargo terminal with annual capacity for 250,000 tonnes of freight, and a passenger terminal building designed to accommodate five million passengers per year. “Dubai International currently has capacity for 2.5 million tonnes of cargo, while volumes are expected increase to 3 million tonnes by 2015. On the passenger side we expect to see numbers skyrocket from the 41 million that passed through Dubai International in 2009 to 98 million by 2020 and 150 million by 2030.”

Leeds Met University tower voted ‘world’s best’

It beat off Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, at a ceremony organised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Broadcasting Place, on Woodhouse Lane, was shortlisted for the award after being voted Europe's best tall building by the CTBUH in June.

High quality concrete for Burj Khalifa

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A high quality ternary blend concrete along with other durability enhancing measures were deployed in the substructure of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, to ensure its 100-year life span, said a top official of the project. Substructures in Dubai and in the Gulf region in general, are exposed to a shallow water table with high levels of salinity, which threatens the embedded steel reinforcement with corrosion.

Burj designers will sketch Godrej’s Gujarat township

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The hands that designed the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, will now be sketching homes for the Indian customer. None other than Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), one of the world’s largest architectural and engineering firms, has been roped in by Godrej Properties for the Rs 5,000-crore project in Gujarat.

Kingdom Tower Jeddah Construction update

Kingdom Tower Jeddah Construction update by skyscrapercity.com. -Kingdom Tower current height = 74.27m / 243.67ft -Kingdom Tower current total height = 81.86m/ 268.57ft (includes basements)

Watch: Guy throws the iPhone 7 Plus down Burj Khalifa; this is what happened!

Sometimes, the love of going viral on the Internet surpasses everything. So much so, some might even want to drop their phones from the tallest building in the world, you...

Integrated security system helps protect Burj Khalifa – world’s tallest building

Stunning addition to the Middle East skyline, the new Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates stands more than 2,700 feet high and features a sophisticated security management system developed by Johnson Controls(NYSE: JCI), the global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings.