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Old November 1st, 2008, 10:09 AM   #581
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 12:54 AM   #582
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Norman Disney & Young to work on Nakheel Harbour & Tower





Leading engineering firm Norman Disney & Young (NDY) is expanding its global influence with the launch of its Dubai office and the announcement that it will work on the landmark Nakheel Harbour & Tower project in Dubai.


NDY will provide mechanical, electrical, fire and hydraulic services for the kilometre-high Tower, plans for which were unveiled this month. The Nakheel Tower will have more than 200 floors, 150 lifts and enough facilities that residents need never leave the building. It will also lead the way in sustainable design.

The Nakheel Tower is NDY's biggest project to date, and the firm will provide services to an approximate 30-40% of the overall project value, including hydraulics, air conditioning, fire protection and evacuation systems.

In order to meet the task ahead, NDY has opened an office in Dubai. With ten staff already in place, it plans to double this number by the end of 2008, and continue recruiting into next year.

The sheer scale of the project will create a range of different and new challenges that NDY will have to mitigate, including:

- Temperature - the Tower experiences five different climactic conditions and, as a result, there are design considerations at each level. One such consideration is known as a 'reverse stack effect'. This will cause high pressure differences between inside the building and outside which will require careful management to prevent such problems as doors being very difficult to open, lift doors jamming and high air loss from air conditioned spaces.

- All water systems will require pumping in stages because pressure requirement exceeds the pressure rating of equipment and pipework. In the case of chilled water, the number of stages which can be used is limited by the temperature rise as the water passes though the heat exchangers between each pressure stage.

- Electrical systems - the project has the power requirements equivalent to those of a small city, necessitating substations throughout the Tower. Back up power supplies will also be crucial because in the case of fire the Tower's 156 lifts will be essential for evacuation.

- Environmental considerations - these will include an on-site black water treatment plant, providing the equivalent of 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools of recycled water per day. This water will be used for irrigation within the overall development.

Dennis O'Brien, NDY director, said:

'The Nakheel Tower represents one of the most groundbreaking construction and infrastructure projects in the world to date, and we relish the opportunity to be involved. Every project raises fresh challenges but none more so than this one. NDY is committed to finding the most effective solution for each challenge.'



'As a business, this project also presents the opportunity for NDY to grow into the Middle East, with the launch of our new office in this expanding market strengthening the firm's international position,' O'Brien added.


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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:17 AM   #583
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10 Olympic-sized swimming pools of recycled water per day!
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 12:30 PM   #584
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Fantastic. If they go though with this, it will be a milestone in future metropolitan architecture, out of which new knowledge and large-scale projects will spring.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 12:36 PM   #585
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STAR WAR TOWER .
lol, first thing I thought.

It is truely mind blowing
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Old November 4th, 2008, 06:30 AM   #586
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lol, first thing I thought.

It is truely mind blowing
If we put 10 Nakheel Harbour Towers in the same area and also add a few Burj Dubai, maybe 3 or 4 Anaras and 5 Dubai One towers.....we can they say it is a Starwars city!
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Old November 4th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #587
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Not fair
i want to be an engineer RIGHT NOW working on projects like these
by the time i graduate (6 years), i wonder if there will be such great projects like these, cause i'm thinking that there will eventually be no need for all this
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Old November 4th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #588
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I cant believe this monster is being built. along with the 40 other buildings in the complex?!?!?!?!? Dubai really makes no sense to me. its mind boggling.

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Old November 4th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #589
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Wish Dubai's nightsky was that starful like in the first photo above, only if there were less light Pollution.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #590
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The spire (itself) is quite short? Its more a little needle... the spire of "the Burj" is much more impressive... more sharp!
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Old November 4th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #591
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The spire of this tower is more sharper than burj dubai's, infact this spire cannot get any sharper (its like 1cm diameter at it's tip) And my opinion is that the spire is actually at its perfect size, if it was little longer or shorter, it would kill it.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #592
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lol
i couldnt see the spire until u guys talk about it
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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #593
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same here
it doesnt really look like a spire
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #594
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you mean that needle on top
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #595
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The best spire is NO spire. I like it!
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #596
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Maybe better without...
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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #597
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Beautiful renders ! I can see a great urban plan surrounding the tower.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #598
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no, i think the small spire is ok....it fits on top of the tower
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Old November 5th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #599
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Yeah, me too...The spire fits perfect...
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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #600
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It would look quite dull without the needle (spire) on top. If the spire was just like one from CN tower for example, then it would look terrible but this spire design is prefect.
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