Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Construction diagram details of Burj Dubai

Construction update as of September 25th 2007

Artist render of the Burj Dubai on completion.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Burj Dubai September 23rd update photo

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bulgarian Software to Control World's Highest Building

What will be the highest skyscraper in the world in Burj Dubai is interested in Bulgarian software for management of real estate and assets.

Centre Mine company showed the software, called Facility Management Centre, during a specialised IT expo in Dubai in August 2007, mediapool.bg said.

Negotiations for the sale of the software had already begun, the company said. The software improved management of buildings and helps optimise electricity, heating, communication, hygiene and other expenses.

Facility Management Centre eases communications with tenants, by optimising all processes from offer preparation, to contract signing, to financial documentation issuing, mediapool.bg said. It collects data and facilitates fast processing. The software could decrease exploitation expenses by 35%, said Goran Milanov, executive director of Centre Mind.

Photo of Burj Dubai against downtown Dubai.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

View of Dubai from top the Burj

• The tip of the spire can be seen 103km away with the naked eye.

• An estimated 330,000m² of cement, 39,000t of steel rebar and 142,000m² of glass will be used in the construction of the Burj Dubai.

• 22 million man-hours will go into building the world's tallest landmark.

• The foundation slab is 80,000ft² in size, while the piling is 50m deep.

• The Burj Dubai's observatory lifts (double deck cabs) will have the world's longest travel distance from the lowest to the highest stop.

• The Burj Dubai will set the record for the world's highest lift installation.

• A condensate collection system will collect condensed water from the hot and humid air and will use it for irrigation requirements across the tower gardens. This will provide around 15 million gallons of additional water a year, equivalent to 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

• The curtain wall of the Burj Dubai will be equivalent to 17 soccer fields or 25 American football fields.

• The concrete used for the Burj Dubai is equivalent to a 1900km long pavement.

• The Burj Dubai has a computerised central service system from Germany to analyse the building's stability to withstand natural elements.

• Reflective glass on all the building's floors will provide protection from sunlight at the same time as making the building's interiors cooler.

• It will also feature the world's fastest elevator, rising and descending at 18m per second or 65 kmph. The world's current fastest elevator is in the Taipei 101 office tower in Taiwan. It travels at 16.83m per second or 60.6kmph.

Burj Dubai Level 151 - 560.1m / 1838ft

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Burj Dubai Level 149 - 550.5m / 1806ft

Burj Dubai Videos

The Discovery Channel "Really Big Things" which focuses on Dubai and the Burj Dubai.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

The Discovery Channel "Megabuilders" which focuses on the Burj Dubai.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Burj Dubai status

1 Burj Dubai Boulevard
Dubai United Arab Emirates

Status: construction:
Began construction January 2004
Estimated completion September 2009

Floor Count - 162
Basement Floors - 2
Floor Area - 344,000 m²

Building Uses
- mixed use
- communication
- hotel
- observation
- office
- residential
- retail
Structural Types
- highrise
- pole
Architectural Style
- postmodern
- aluminium
- concrete
- glass
- steel

Spire 818 meters
Roof 643 meters
Concrete structure 574.4 meters

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Developer: Emaar Properties
Contractor: Samsung Constructions / BESIX / Arabtec

Photos of current status:

Render of completed Burj Dubai: