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Design development of Emaar's Dubai Creek Tower 100% complete

BMT announced that its wind engineering experts had completed numerous studies for the Santiago Calatrava project, marking a design milestone in its development

Design development works for Dubai Creek Tower are complete [image: Emaar Properties].
Design development works for Dubai Creek Tower are complete [image: Emaar Properties].

The design development programme for Dubai Creek Tower is fully complete. 

BMT, an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced that it had taken the Emaar Properties project "to 100% design development".

READ: Sheikh Mohammed reviews Dubai Creek Tower construction progress

Wind engineering experts from BMT have completed aerodynamic shape optimisation studies, wind loading analyses, and façade wind pressure assessments for the project. 

Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, is leading the project's design and engineering works. 

The building's design includes a net of steel stay-cables, attached to a central reinforced concrete column. 

An oval-shaped bud is featured at the top of the tower, and will house numerous observation decks. 

Last month, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed Dubai Creek Tower.

The tower, located within the 6km2 Dubai Creek Harbour development, had reached new milestones, it was revealed at the time. 

The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point, and it is more than 50% complete, with completion scheduled for mid-2018. 

READ: Dubai Creek Tower put through ground engineering tests

Concrete placement for the pile cap began in September 2017. 

Dubai Creek Tower's pile cap is a multi-layered and tiered reinforced concrete top that is almost 20m thick. 

The cap covers and transfers loads to the foundation barrettes. 

To date, up to 25,000m3 of concrete has been poured for the pile cap, with 12,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement also placed.

More than 450 people are working on the project, Dubai Media Office revealed. 

HH Sheikh Mohammed marked the tower's ground-breaking commencement in October 2016. 

After foundation works were completed in March 2017, the tower's 145 barrette piles were tested to a world-record load of 36,000 tonnes, and laid 72m deep, for the project.

 

 

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