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 Khalifa dishes out gold bars

The Burj Khalifa has unveiled two gold-dispensing ATMs, the first of several such machines that will begin selling gold bars in Dubai during the next few weeks. One of the ATMs is housed on the 124th floor of the building, the At The Top observation deck; the other is in the souvenir shop on the ground floor. Gold fans can purchase as little as 2.5 grams of the precious metal up to as much as 1 ounce.

The First Panorama From the Top of the Tallest Building in the World

Gizmodo friend Gerald Donovan has sent us an amazing 2.6 GB, 360-degree panorama from the very top of the highest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. You know, where Tom Cruise perched to be closer to Xenu and look out over all of us lousy, pill-popping humans. It'll take your breath away.

Photographer Joe McNally takes photo from Top of Burj Khalifa, World’s Tallest Skyscraper, in...

It was taken by National Geographic photographer Joe McNally from the top of the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. McNally uploaded the photo to his Instagram account on Monday. McNally, who told The Huffington Post he was standing on the railing of a support structure for the building's airplane warning lights, said the photo wasn't a work assignment -- it just "seemed like fun."

Burj Khalifa opens all-new immersive technology and digital art experiences

At the Top, Burj Khailfa expanded its front area by three times its original size to host hundreds of visitors conveniently at any point in time. Introducing the all-new digital...

Earth Hour leaves UAE in the dark

When the clock struck 8.30pm last night, the lights went out across the country. In the capital, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Yas Hotel and several streets were plunged into darkness. In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Downtown Dubai quieted their usually blazing bulbs and lasers.

A bright future

Despite having a modest role to play in the completion of buildings, the paints and coatings industry is one of the biggest industries in the Middle East construction sector today. For the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, as much as 122,000kg of powder coatings and 487,000 litres of paint were required, and even after the recession, the industry continues to thrive.

The First Image Of The World’s New Tallest Building

This is the first image of what’s going to become the tallest building in the world by the end of the decade: The one kilometre! Kingdom Tower. It will dwarf the 828m Burj Khalifa. Take a look.

Finasi launches Armani/Dada Checkers Kitchen in UAE

The Checkers kitchen is the third addition to Armani/Dada kitchen range, following its predecessors, Bridge & Calyx. True to the Giorgio Armani style, the design of Checkers is extremely simple, sober and linear language. Checkers is a functional kitchen, ordered and efficient in its technological apparatus and specialized appliances.

2 KM Tower Is No More Impossible, Say Skyscraper Experts

Man is never satisfied with his progress and achievements. There is always a struggle to achieve more. Only recently the architectural plans and designs of the1 km tall Kingdom Tower were released. This tower would make the Burj Khalifa (828 m tall) look like a dwarf.