$1bn Dubai Creek Tower achieves construction milestone

Concrete placement for the tower's pile cap has been completed two months ahead of schedule

The pile cap for Dubai Creek tower has been completed.
The pile cap for Dubai Creek tower has been completed.

Concrete placement work for Dubai Creek Tower's pile cap has been completed two months ahead of schedule. 

A 20m-thick, multi-layered pile cap has been developed for the $1bn (AED3.67bn) Dubai Creek Tower, which is part of the 6km2 Dubai Creek Harbour master development. 

The pile covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes.

Following the completion of this element, 50,000m3 of concrete has been poured for the project, weighing 120,000t. 

Up to 16,000t of steel reinforcement, twice the weight of Eiffel Tower, has also been placed for the tower. 

This February, it was announced that design development programme for Dubai Creek Tower had been completed. 

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. 

Emaar Properties, in a joint venture with Dubai Holding, is developing Dubai Creek Harbour.

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