Saturday, May 19, 2007

Burj Dubai progressing on schedule


The Dh.73billion Burj Dubai, is making good progress to becoming the tallest tower in the world, and the final touches of installing curtain wall glass panels are now being carried out on the super-tower developed by Emaar Properties.

Burj Dubai currently has 125 floors and is one among the five tallest constructions in the world. The initial batch of cladding which includes 25 panels, have been specially fabricated with state-of-the-art engineering techniques. The curtain wall, made of high-performance material will add to the unique appearance of the building, and will protect the interiors of the building from external noise, moisture, wind and heat.

The installation floors are first being loaded with the cladding panels and will be moved to position by use of small cranes, and then the glass sheets will be hung using monorail series every 30 to 40 storeys. As for cleaning the cladding, an advanced system for window washing and frontage maintenance, twelve permanently installed telescopic building maintenance machines will be used for cleaning the cladding.

The Assistant Director (projects) of Emaar Properties, Greg Sang, mentioned that the Burj Dubai structure is progressing on schedule, and now that the installation of curtain walls have begun, the finishing works will continue at a fast pace. Also on keeping the tower’s fa├žade in place, the graceful shape which was visualized in the architectural design will soon become a reality, he added.

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