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Old October 27th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #81
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Very nice. The value of the dock spaces is probably exploding as we speak.
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Old October 27th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #82
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Old October 27th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #83
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They don't break the piles, they break their top, to reveal the metalic sceleton inside.
Your explanation is very well illustrated by the latest pics
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Old October 28th, 2006, 03:24 AM   #84
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They don't break the piles, they break their top, to reveal the metalic sceleton inside.

Have you ever connected two electric or telephone wires together? Same thing.

Not that I know much about construction techniques, but after taking some thousands of construction updates pictures, you get to learn something

What's the purpose of the exposed skeleton? LoL sorry i dont' know much either with regards to construction.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #85
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WOW another excellent building in Dubai Marina, this building represents it's own name The Torch.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #86
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What's the purpose of the exposed skeleton? LoL sorry i dont' know much either with regards to construction.
Well, over the piles will be erected the concrete pillars that make the structure of the building. Since pillars have a metalic sceleton inside, they first erct that one (for every floor height) and then pour the concrete to complete the pillar. The metalic sceleton of the pillar to be erected overhead, must ber welded together with the sceleton of the pillar or pile below, so the top part of the metal sceleton must be left exposed in order to allow for the welding.This is repeated during the entire construction proces.

Just check any construction update picture and you'll notice that there are always metal bars sticking up
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 04:54 PM   #87
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 07:17 PM   #88
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Well, over the piles will be erected the concrete pillars that make the structure of the building. Since pillars have a metalic sceleton inside, they first erct that one (for every floor height) and then pour the concrete to complete the pillar. The metalic sceleton of the pillar to be erected overhead, must ber welded together with the sceleton of the pillar or pile below, so the top part of the metal sceleton must be left exposed in order to allow for the welding.This is repeated during the entire construction proces.

Just check any construction update picture and you'll notice that there are always metal bars sticking up
OHH K Thanks a lot altind!
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 07:19 PM   #89
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what a deep hole!
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 09:41 PM   #90
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What is this?
This is a very interesting pic that is not so often taken. This also leads me to think that often pilling and basements are often considered as out of the construction process by several members here. But imagine that the guys dig hole sometimes down to 80 mtrs below ground level so that the tower is stable and don't collapse.

Thanks you guys for taking pictures from this stage of construction...

Anyway, the pictures here shows a test run on the piles where they try to rip the pilling collumn off the ground to validate ground stability and columns strenght as well. THey seem to use hydraulic jacks and huge beams to split the loads on several ground areas.

We also saw on The BD thread at the very beginning of the construction that they did build a huge pile of rocks to test soil stability under weight constraint...



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Old November 23rd, 2006, 12:49 AM   #91
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y did they cover tht thing ... ?? it wadnt even in the rainy season ..
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 01:19 AM   #92
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May have been to protect intellectual property. The construction industry is very cutthroat. I guess its a little like when auto companies cover their cars during road testing.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:25 AM   #93
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The direct sunlight will influence the reading of the very sensitive equipment (the heat effect). Something like the thermometer measures the temperature only on shadow.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:20 AM   #94
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This is a very interesting pic that is not so often taken. This also leads me to think that often pilling and basements are often considered as out of the construction process by several members here. But imagine that the guys dig hole sometimes down to 80 mtrs below ground level so that the tower is stable and don't collapse.

Thanks you guys for taking pictures from this stage of construction...

Anyway, the pictures here shows a test run on the piles where they try to rip the pilling collumn off the ground to validate ground stability and columns strenght as well. THey seem to use hydraulic jacks and huge beams to split the loads on several ground areas.

We also saw on The BD thread at the very beginning of the construction that they did build a huge pile of rocks to test soil stability under weight constraint...



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i think it is for keeping from high temperature and humidity
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Old November 25th, 2006, 01:43 PM   #95
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The direct sunlight will influence the reading of the very sensitive equipment (the heat effect). Something like the thermometer measures the temperature only on shadow.
I agree AltinD but the sheets themselves would trap an enormous amount of heat which I think would also influence the reading. It may simply be for protection from the sun as you said.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #96
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Old December 15th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #97
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Piling almost complete.
Look at pic 4, a though job for those guys. Working a whole day with a jack-hammer. The first pic gives an impression of the size of this hole, look at the size of the workers.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #98
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Looks like 23 marina and the torch will rise above groundlevel at about the same time
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Old January 4th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #99
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Old January 4th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #100
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it seems that there will be a huge core, no?
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