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Old May 30th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #1941
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Nice pictures, nice colors, nice building.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #1942
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Originally Posted by Ember-To-Ashes ....
gah! u shud know about the cladding !




Two things....

1) He means that if your interested about the cladding, read through the thread a bit, because it's all there.
This way you can join in conversations having at least some knowledge and we dont have to type it all out again.

2) The version in question is the 705m version. He was responding to post #1921.

Using forums is not all that hard.
Sometimes a little effort is a good thing.
Sorry if I'm a bit blunt, but common sense is needed, even if it is the internet.
If you don't want to reply, just ignore him... if you want to, so do it.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #1943
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #1944
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No, you were right. They said several times that the first batch was 25 panels. That's why I think the second batch has already arrived. Also, I think that two of the ones from the first batch may have been defective or something because they put up 23 right away in the first row, and then later the next four on the other side. I have a suspicion that if we saw newer pictures of the area where they put up the four we would see that more have been put up in the past couple of days, but who knows.
Didn't the Korean flag waiving guy (sorry, can't remember the name) said that they are doing a new facade test in Dubai just to be sure? Propably this is the reason.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #1945
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He said it, but I don't believe him. He didn't offer any evidence, and it contradicts a lot of other information.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #1946
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Fair enough, I shall now spend my time reading through 97 pages looking for merely specific information regarding Burj Dubai cladding....
The last 5 or 6 pages is good enough.
This way you have some context with which to plan your contribution.
Having said that - welcome to the thread!
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #1947
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i dont think this is a 705m figure, becasue it's it's a little over 400m's at the 4 mechanical floor. so what i did was cut for the base to the 4 mechanical floor and it looks like it's a almost 800m ?

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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1948
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The foundation is made up of 192 concrete and steel pilings more than 164ft/50 m deep. They are joined by a 4m/12ft-thick raft upon which BurjD rests.
> 45,000 cubic meters of concrete was used in the foundation.


thanks
Are u sure 45,000 cubic feet of concrete was used in the foundation.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #1949
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Are u sure 45,000 cubic feet of concrete was used in the foundation.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #1950
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Was just looking at this page ...

http://www.rwdi.com/project_profiles/burj_dubai/

...which speaks about the effects of high winds on tall skyscrapers and how they designed the Burj Dubai to be able to withstand storms known to hit Dubai on occassion. Something quite innovative was that the tower was designed in a wind tunnel to ensure the shape was optimally efficient. However it looks as if they only tested models that were clad.

What would happen if a really large sandstorm hit the tower before they had sufficiently clad it?
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #1951
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What would happen if a really large sandstorm hit the tower before they had sufficiently clad it?
The wind would blow right through it. There would be less force than there would be if it were clad.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #1952
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One would think so, but what about upwinds? ie. wind that isn't blowing laterally.
Also the core area looks as if it would catch the wind very well.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #1953
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nothing much. one hit not too long ago. it seemed fine, but the cladding sends the vortexes upward doesent it? so without the cladding there is probably more force on the structure, and more movement
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #1954
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The wind would blow right through it. There would be less force than there would be if it were clad.
You're right, unless the cladding will be on just one side of building.
Especially dangerous it can be if the wind will blow from 'not cladded' side.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #1955
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Somehow I imagine that they've taken all of this into account. If it does hit harder, I'm sure that the building sways more, but the workers must be used to it. And I'd hope that they don't work during a storm, anyway.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 12:25 AM   #1956
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WOW What a stunning picture!!!

Gives a great perspective of the area
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Old May 31st, 2007, 01:10 AM   #1957
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Hi all.

- yes - a very nice shot - thanx Taufiq.

Thanx Skytower, Graham, Domenico, Googlepeakoil for your kind words. I really do enjoy posting pics for everyone.

I must have been getting tired - and so many to go through before posting so I don't have 2 of the same shot. Some are bound to slip through the cracks:

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This excellent shot i found on a blog, added it to my collection, and posted it before I realized it is one taken by AltinD a few pages ago. AltinD - please accept my sincerest apologies. I try very hard to not repost any shots. I don't want doubles in my database also.

Have a good day all.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:23 AM   #1958
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Anyway... I know you Dubai people are around here somewhere. What's the latest story on the cladding? Anymore this week yet?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:52 AM   #1959
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i dont think this is a 705m figure, becasue it's it's a little over 400m's at the 4 mechanical floor. so what i did was cut for the base to the 4 mechanical floor and it looks like it's a almost 800m ?

i got some how 780m
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:32 AM   #1960
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here in sydney we are about to get a seminar by a local architect. sounds intresting
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