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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #1081
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I just noticed that the foundation slab and pilings extend out only on one side of the building. In fact, the pilings stop before the edge of the podium on the other side. What's the reason?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #1082
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The triangular configuration in the middle will have one purpose only.

To jack up the spire that is already assembled within the structure, and will progress with the height as its constructed.
Interesting - an orgasm to finish it off
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:05 AM   #1083
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to me on this pic the tower doesnt look that slim like some said last year that it will look like when it reaches this heights.


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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #1084
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Burj Dubai workers 'end strike'

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DUBAI: Arabtec Holding said yesterday it had reached an agreement with striking workers after many labourers protested for more than a week.

Arabtec is among the contractors developing the Burj Dubai project, which includes the world's tallest building, said all labourers had returned to work.

"The labourers' strike has come to an end and all the workers are back to their work as a result of the agreement arrived at between the management at the labour," Arabtec chief executive Riad Kamal said.

Arabtec said it had arrived at a resolution after several meetings with the Ministry of Labour, the UAE Contractors Association, Dubai Police and a labour affairs committee.

Construction of the skyscraper by a consortium involving Arabtec, Samsung of South Korea and Besix of Belgium is not yet complete and its final height is a closely guarded secret.

An estimated 700,000 Asians, mostly from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, work as construction workers in the UAE, where only around 20 per cent of the four million population have citizenship.

Arabtec staff, who are paid an average of 700 dirhams ($190) a month, have been demanding an increase of 500 dirhams as well as improvements in hostel accommodation and transport to and from their workplaces.

Burj Dubai is no stranger to industrial action.

In March last year, 2,500 labourers rioted at the construction site.

The incident prompted the New York-based Human Rights Watch to issue a statement calling on the UAE government to "end abusive labour practices" and describing working conditions as "less than human."

In November last year, Dubai's emir, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also UAE vice-president and prime minister, ordered sweeping measures to improve the working conditions of migrant labourers.

In the face of the new industrial action, the authorities have issued a series of warnings to employers to ensure that last year's decree is enforced.

The tumbling dollar to which the UAE dirham is pegged is stirring trouble in Dubai's construction industry, fuelling labour protests and squeezing contractors' margins.

South Asian labourers, mainly from India and Pakistan, are the backbone of the construction industry in Dubai, which is building palm-tree shaped islands and the world's tallest skyscraper in the $20 billion Burj Dubai development.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #1085
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I just noticed that the foundation slab and pilings extend out only on one side of the building. In fact, the pilings stop before the edge of the podium on the other side. What's the reason?
thats just way ive drawn it. im sure the pilings are all placed evenly under slab.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #1086
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lucky seven

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Yes i know. So although 7 is the lucky numbery, they took the 819m
Which makes 117 sevens, which is btw mutch better then only 3 of them (777m)

(for those who don´t get it 117x7=819)
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #1087
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Good work Sapndex!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #1088
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Nice update Culwulla. Burj Dubai's concrete construction is almost finish.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #1089
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whatwill that crane be used for? the one on lvl 99
Good question. Why did they install that crane at lev 99? or is it part of the dismantling process?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:59 AM   #1090
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Hi all.

Been gone for a week.
So the concrete boom is gone - cool. So level 155 Mezz. is the top of the concrete.

I guess they are going to put the final dismantling crane to use for many months before it will actually be used for dismantling.

Asked a few pages ago - the rest of the plan to dismantle the cranes:







I believe the diagram is the old 705 meter plan but the plan to take down the cranes probably hasn't changed.

Enjoy.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #1091
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Asked a few pages ago - the rest of the plan to dismantle the cranes:
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Enjoy.
Wow - thank you for the great illustrations.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #1092
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Thanks again to all posters for the wonderful pics of the BD construction! Cladding has gone serious now.

I wonder what kind of noise one hears, standing a couple of hundred meters from the tower. There are thousands of people working in and on this building. I can imagine a cacophony of construction noises, adding to the already impressive view.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #1093
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They will not hear anything comming from the tower ... thanks to Sheik Zayed Road traffic.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #1094
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how reassuring!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #1095
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when will they start the steel structure?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #1096
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First of all they have to remove the formwork than they have to remove the cranes on top i think. Install the new crane. And than we can expect that the steel work will begin. This all should happen within the next 2 weeks IMO.

correct me if i am wrong.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #1097
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as long as it starts before christmas im happy, i know one of the wings needs 5/6 more levels till top out and then all other concrete parts need to be done, im assuming the new crane will be hoisted up in sections using the old cranes and assemblem ontop.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #1098
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First of all they have to remove the formwork than they have to remove the cranes on top i think. Install the new crane. And than we can expect that the steel work will begin. This all should happen within the next 2 weeks IMO.

correct me if i am wrong.
Formwork already being hoisted down today.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #1099
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the whole thing? cool
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #1100
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as long as it starts before christmas im happy, i know one of the wings needs 5/6 more levels till top out and then all other concrete parts need to be done, im assuming the new crane will be hoisted up in sections using the old cranes and assemblem ontop.
I dont think that the highest wing has to be completed to start with steel. When talking about all concrete to be completed, this was refering only to the winglest on the uppermost floors I think. The highest wing will take at least one and a half months to be completed, because last 3 floors are mechanical and take a lot of time. But thats just speculation. We will have to wait and see

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