Eversendai Engineering L.L.C, UAE was awarded 8,200 M Tons of Structural Steelworks of The Address Residence Sky View Project in Dubai, UAE.
Eversendai was to provide Connection Design, Shop Drawings, BIM Coordination, Erection Engineering Study & Stage Analysis, Workshop Fabrication Drawings, Supply, Fabrication, Painting, Fire Proofing, Composite Floor Decking, and Erection of Structural Steel Works. All the above scope of works was completely taken care by in-house Design & Engineering Department of Eversendai and successfully completed in line with project schedules.
The Project Client is EMAAR Properties P.J.S.C. The Project managers are TURNER International Middle East, the conceptual designer is Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) - Chicago & the principal consultants are NORR Architects Engineers Planners - Dubai. The main contractor is ACC (Arabian Construction Company) - Dubai
The Address Residence Sky View is a hotel and residence Twin-Tower complex of about 230m high, located in Downtown Dubai.
The Tower one is 61 storey high & Tower two is 56 storey high. Both towers are linked by an 85m long, 30m wide and about 22m in high three-level steel framed Sky Bridge and a 30m steel cantilever observation deck Sky Walk connected to Tower two; at 200m high.
The Structural steel of Eversenadi Scope of this project is about 8200 MT of Primary steel and about 1800 MT of temporary steel for the erection of primary steel.
The Primary steel structure consists of Sky Bridge (4780 MT), Sky Walk (1070MT), Adventure Walk (50MT), Cast-in spandrel plates (620MT) at all floor levels on full height of towers and various Podium structures namely Hotel lobby canopy (525MT), Ballroom Entrance canopy (175MT), Ballroom Roof (145 MT), Porte-cochere (190MT), Travellator canopy & Façade Fly Beams.
Due to the accessibility limitations, the parts of the Sky Bridge (400MT each) within both tower’s footprint are erected using 8 Nos of Eversendai in-house design & built custom-made lifting Boom system. The total weight of these lifting booms is about 570MT. The Lifting booms are assembled in position and supported on the Top of Towers at a height of 200m from the ground.
The central span steel structure of the Sky Bridge weighing about 1500 MT and the cantilever part of Sky Walk are pre-assembled at the ground and lifted to position using strand jacking technology customized for the project with Special high-capacity hydraulic jacks & Cables imported from Switzerland.
Eight numbers of Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) units of total weight about 16MT are lifted to position and installed on to the Sky Walk Steel Structure to arrest the human-induced vibrations in the cantilever structure.
Once complete; The towers & the Sky Bridge offers a 360-degree vista of Downtown Dubai, panoramic views of the Gulf and a 70-meter-long infinity pool overlooking the Burj Khalifa. Sky Walk is a half-oval shaped one storey high box structure with glazed floor & side walls. The Sky Walk & the Adventure Walk with 45 meters of walking distance offers the unique experience of taking in spectacular views from a height of 200 meters as well as the visitors can navigate on the observation corridor in safety harnesses, walking literally "outside the building".
Considering the complex geometry nature and precise setout requirements at various stages of construction the TEKLA steel structures modeling played a vital role in successful completion of this project. Tekla BIM Sight was used extensively to identify the clashes with other trades like Roofing Contractor, Façade Contractor, MEP Contractor and RCC Contractor and these clashes were resolved in the design stage itself.
The unique complex steel erection coordination requirements make this project as one of the challenging projects for Eversendai. As always with Eversendai, this project was also successfully modeled & coordinated with all other trades, fabrication drawings were released, fabricated and Erected in line with the project schedule.