Santiago Calatrava’s supertall building coming up in Dubai – The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – has undergone an extensive ground engineering investigation to ensure its stability.
Dutch firm Fugro under took the work on the project, which when completed in 2020 will beat Burj Khalifa (828m) by 100m as the tallest building in the world. However it could be eclipsed by the under-construction Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia which is set to reach 1km
Because of the building’s height and design, ground engineering – or geotechnical design – is “critical” in the programme schedule and foundation design, Fugro said in a statement.
The scope of works included over 4,800 metres of triple tube coring to depths of up to 200m. More info
By Nick Ames www.constructionweekonline.com