Burj Khalifa

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School of Economics Finance and Management Project Management

From Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa

Candidate Number: 40318

Bristol, 2011

Words Count: 3779

From Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa

Contents
Contents ..........................................................................................................................................II Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 1 1 Background for Burj Khalifa ............................................................................................... 1 2 Burj Dubai As A Project ........................................................................................................ 2 3 Burj Dubai—A Success Or A failure ................................................................................... 6 4 Notable Contribution ........................................................................................................... 10 Conclusions and Recommendations ......................................................................................... 12 Bibliography................................................................................................................................. 14

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Introduction
From Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa, actually Buri Dubai and Burj Khalifa both refer to the so called Dubai Tower, and they are names for Dubai Tower in different stages. The new name Burj Khalifa was released to the public through the inauguration, before the inauguration it was known as Burj Dubai. Burj Khalifa can be seen as one of the most famous buildings in the world. As a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is currently the tallest man-made structure ever built topping out at 828 m; meantime Burj Khalifa also holds more other world records, as building with most floors, world's fastest elevators, etc. As such an amazing masterwork in human activity, it is really worth a further research. This essay aims to look Burj Khalifa through the perspective of Project Management and explore the value for Burj Khalifa within Project Management area. First, this essay will start with the background for building the world tallest man-made structure, and give a better understanding why this building was built. Then, after giving the definition for project, evidences and explanations will be provided to illustrate that Burj Khalifa is a project. At the same time, key stages of Burj Khalifa project will be given. With the precondition of demonstrate Burj Khalifa as a project, Project Management theories will be introduced to examine the success or failure of this project with TCQ theory, meanwhile give the judgments weather it is a success project or not. In this part, the reason for changing name will also be discussed to illustrate the success or failure of Burj Khalifa. Then, this essay will focus on other aspects in the project which will be analyzed in both positive and negative way. At the end of this essay, a recommendation and suggest solution would be given in the case of Burj Khalifa.

1 Background for Burj Khalifa
Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, which is well known for its oil business. Dubai‟s economy was build on oil industry, the emirate's share in UAE's gas revenues is about 2%. Dubai's oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to

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be exhausted in 20 years. With the prediction of oil industry‟s recession in the future, Dubai decided to move its economy to other industry. Similar to that of Western countries, Dubai drives its economy with the effect of real estate and construction (22.6%), trade (16%), export (15%) and financial services (11%)[1] which are the largest contributors to Dubai's currently economy, while, that is not enough to Sheikh Mohammed who has ambitious to put Dubai...
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