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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #121
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It will be intersting to see what will happen in the next 2 months.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #122
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Wouldn't it be easier to forget about this site and relocate the tower?
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #123
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don't think so
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #124
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i want 2 know what led to this bad view
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #125
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How this could happen? This are terrible news for this construction. How this will affect the time of the construction?
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #126
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questions

What kinda of exprorts does this place have? Im guessing oil, cause thats tha only thing out there, but i think it maybe more. Where does all this money come from for them to have major project after project. From satilite photos ive seen, where do all the people live that are supposed to buy or rent even live in all these building? Man those workers working during summer,ouch. Ill give them my shirt of my back.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #127
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Shit happens hopefully nobody was hurt. But we will have a bigger marina now
nice one

Anyway It must have bee quite a scary moment.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #128
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oh..god..i really hope to c this building to be completed
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Old February 9th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #129
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Bad news. Really bad news...

Anyway, it would be really appreciated if any of you dubai friends could drop us a pic or two of the new dubai's deep depth training basin (sorry for the bad joke).

Hopefully no one was hurt.

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Old February 9th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #130
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Pictures posted on the previous page.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:56 PM   #131
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Pictures posted on the previous page.
Sh$$$t for me... My office firewall now includes the imageshack domain ! I can't see any of the pics from imageshack. Got to wait this evening...

Sorry about my unuseful post.

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Old February 10th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #132
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Old February 13th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #133
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Reports from True Blue from 10th and 11th Feb

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Well, looks like you've got the picture of situation at infinity. After a dreadfull flight over (due to weather delays) arrived in the marina Friday. Only managed to get speaking to someone on the constuction team Saturday. Met the senior Engineer from APCC at the Trident Grand site.

After an hour of discussion I can only conclude this for the moment. The cause is not yet known nothing can be done until the area is drained and thoroughly inspected. How they go about this is going to depend on a number of factors. A floating crane barge has arrived in the outer marina and I suspect they will attempt to squeeze it under the bridge at low tide. The thing the APCC engineer kept stating was that this problem will let them demonstrate how good they are at their work.

My opinion is that this is not down to a botched job, if it was then the Infinity wall would have collapsed on its own and the marina wall would have remained. I think we are going to be looking at a geotechnical problem. It looks to me like something in the ground has gone as a result of the pressure from the excavation, taking the marina wall and Infinity wall together. The hole in the marina wall is wider than the infinity wall. You would expect it to be the other way. If this is the cause then its a straight forward insurance claim. I got the impression that APCC are not hanging around to fill in forms, they are getting straight down to business and clear this up as soon as possible.

My assessment is about 2 - 3 months delay (but what do I know)

I will be meeting with Cayan soon.
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Met with the lead consultant for the sub-structure, Khatib and Alami, on Sunday morning. He had his proposal document completed and ready to present at the main meeting to be held with Emaar that afternoon. This means that they burned the midnight oil on this problem and worked through the weekend.

The intention is to float in a crane barge and pile two rows of sheet piles in a semi circle around the breach. The piled walls will be cross braced like a truss on plan and then infilled. This all requires Emaars approval and will restrict or even block access for boats. They are going to request that the new bridge construction is halted and a channel opened to provide alternative route for boats.

The cause of the collapse remains a mystery. The excavation had been completed and the final row of anchors were being installed when cracks started appearing in the diaphragm wall. The bottom of the wall had an 8 metre toe-in, so the existing works and passive resistance from the toe in should be enough to resist the loads. No water was passing below the toe of the wall so scour can be eliminated. During the stand up meeting, he did allude to the fact that a redundant culvert was discovered during the walling phase and this may have contributed to the failure.

I didn't take notes as the discussions were conducted very openly and frankly and I wanted to keep it that way. A list of all the plant still in the hole was dictated and this is what I recall.

1 Crawler crane
2 Tracked excavators
2 JCB's (may be a duplication of above)
4 Compressors
some others but can't remember the exact details.

Finally, the incident went without event as it was a progressive collapse. When the drillers reported the cracks appearing in the wall to the Foreman, he ordered everyone out of the hole. No attempt was made to rescue plant, safety was priority. Everyone watched from the surface as the cracks widened and eventually the wall burst.

I was given an open invitation to return to the site office for an update before I return home. Before that, I want to get in some skiing as the snow in Dubai is better than in Scotland at the moment. Who ever expected to read these words?
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Old February 14th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #134
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Old February 15th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #135
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Old February 15th, 2007, 05:12 PM   #136
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It looks pretty bad the situation, I hope they solve it soon.
Do they have the reasons of these desaster?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #137
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Has anybody some news about this tower ?

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Old February 27th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #138
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I reckon it might be cancelled, maybe they will build is somewhere else, and redesign it to fit that location. It looks like they will have to do something very drastic if they are to be able to build a 330m high skyscraper on that plot, maybe they will build something else, or use it as a plaza, or parkinggarage, that would be needed wouldnt it?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #139
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the plot for OCH II is next to the Infinity Plot, so i don't think they won't build a supertall on it
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Old February 27th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #140
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ZZ II:

I think it makes it even less probable to be built with another skyscraper of that size having to be supported just next to this plot.
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