Thursday, July 19, 2007

Burj Dubai become tallest tower in the world by 21st of July 2007

This Saturday will make The Burj Dubai, the tallest tower in the world. The huge structure will overtake Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which is the current record holder of being the tallest tower in the world.

This announcement was made during a talk with the Dubai Civil Defence officials regarding the safety measure being adopted at the construction site.

Under the new safety guidelines, each project and development in Dubai will have its own fire station, operated by the Civil Defence officials.

The Director of Dubai Civil Defence Department, Brigadier Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, after visiting the site, mentioned that most major builders including Emaar, Nakheel and Dubai Holding have agreed to set up fire stations, which will help in reducing damage considerably.

"Most of emergency and safety techniques is in black and white. We are completely satisfied with what we have done," said Brig. Al Matrooshi. Even during the construction, the structure had a comprehensive safety system, with an emergency staircase suspended from top of the building, and a siren.

The Safety Manager for Burj Dubai, Mohammad Moizuddin, said that in most structures, the safety system is built after construction. But we did it during the construction process itself, just as a precautionary measure.

The system is supported by two water reserve tanks on the ground floor and the seventy third floor with 10,000 gallon capacity each.

There are also three cranes on the top floor that operates with their own power and are not affected by any power failures caused by fires. The cranes have the capacity to evacuate the staff in the site using five emergency cages.

The Civil defence officials could also call helicopters to rescue cane drivers and in the event of a fire, the entire building could be evacuated in thirty two minutes.


sunil said...

didn't saudi just announce that they will build one taller? i thought that was the reason the burj did not disclose its final height and that is why production is ongoing? someone please correct me. apparently i have been misinformed?

William said...

Yes your right about Burj Dubai they kept the actual finished height a secret so they could maintain their record height for as long as possible.

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