Design Challenges for Piles to Support Tall Buildings


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Characteristic features of tall buildings will be reviewed and then the options for foundation systems are evaluated. A three-stage process of foundation design and verification will be described, and the importance of proper ground characterization and assessment of geotechnical parameters will be emphasized. The application of the foundation design principles to meet the challenges will be illustrated via two high-rise projects (Burj Khalifa & Dubai Creek Tower). 

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Presenter: Professor Harry Poulos

 Professor Harry Poulos started his professional geotechnical career as an academic at the University of Sydney in 1965. In 1989, he joined consulting firm, Coffey International, which he continues to be associated with to the present day. Harry became involved in the design of foundations for very tall buildings in 1994 through his involvement with the iconic Burj Khalifa hotel in Dubai, a project in which he assisted the main foundation designers from the UK, Atkins. Subsequently, Harry has participated in the design of foundations for a number of other projects in the Middle East and Asia, including the Emirates twin towers in Dubai, the Nakheel tower in Dubai, Dubai Towers in Qatar, the Entisar Tower in Dubai, the Diamond Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Incheon 151 Tower in South Korea, the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan, and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong

Total viewing time - 60 min