Dubai Creek Tower completes pile cap
Dubai Creek Tower’s pile cap is an approximately 20m thick multi-layered, tiered reinforced concrete top that covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes. With this milestone, 50,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured, weighing about 120,000 tonnes or the weight of the CN Tower in Canada. About 16,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement has also been placed, just over twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower.
In October 2016, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed marked the ground-breaking of the tower, with the foundation work accomplished in a record time. The tower’s 145 barrette piles were tested to a world record load of 36,000 tonnes and laid 72 metres deep to firmly secure the super-structure.
The press release is taken from the lead architect, Santiago Calatrava. Full article found here: https://calatrava.com/news/reader/dubai-creek-tower-sets-new-milestone-with-completion-of-pile-cap.html
Place Dynamix has been appointed by Aurecon as the landscape architecture and aquatics specialist consultant for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour that is designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who is leading the design and engineering work.
Calatrava has chosen global engineering consultants Aurecon as the engineer/architect of record to collaborate on a range of design and technical features for the ambitious project.
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