CONSTRUCTION OF THE TALLEST BUILDING IN DUBAI,
THE BURJ KHALIFA
RISK ANALYSIS STATUS REPORT
Dubai is a city that started growing really fast, having as a vision to mix culture all around the world, where Arabic culture are welcoming and accepting them. Burj Khalifa will be a proof; its design is unique, modern, and represents the new world. Burj Khalifa will be the tallest building in the world located in the Middle East, Dubai, will be 2,716.5 feet tall, with more than 169 stories, restaurants, apartments, office, hotels, park, fitness center, etc. Also, will be recognized because will be the building with more occupancy in compare with other skyscraper, its elevator will travel the longest distance, and will have numerous outdoor deck to enjoy. According to Chicago –based council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) criteria, Burj Khalifa Tower will be qualified as the tallest structure, and the tallest free-standing structure around the world. For its construction and planning is required the perfect team of Engineers, Architectures, Floor Plan designers, Wind Testing Specialist, Interior Designers, etc. The tower will be composed of three elements arranged around a central core. The modular, Y-shaped structure, with setbacks along each of its three wings provides a stable configuration for the structure and provides good floor plates for residential (Mohammed A., Burj Khalifa’s Grand Vision).Interior design will be integrated with glass, stainless steel and stone. In order to examine how the wind can affect the structure, will be performed numerous wind tests, taking in consideration speed, and the wind climate. Because this is a project that involves many works, there is a high possibility that problems will appear, for example, could be internal risks as, works delays, cost increasing, quality of the jobs delivered, employees communication, human resources; or external risks as, weather conditions, inflation, etc. A risk...
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