The scope of Eversendai was to provide Connection Design, Shop Drawings, BIM Implementation& 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 of in-house Engineering Department of Eversendai and successfully completed in line with project schedules.
The Project Client is EMAAR Properties, The Principal Architectural & Supervision Consultant is DEWAN AL EMARA and Structural Engineer is WME Consultant, Project Manager is TURNER and The Main Contractor is ACC.
The steel Link Bridge is the part of Fountain views development that spans across the EMAAR Boulevard and connects the Fountain views development to the Dubai Mall. The connection is envisaged as a seamless pedestrian thoroughfare from the podium level of the Fountain view shopping zone, via the retail area within the link bridge to the Dubai Mall retail. In addition to the retail level, the bridge comprises two car park levels that provide car parking spaces for both Fountain Views development and Dubai Mall. These two levels also provide the link between the two developments for the light vehicles; the roof is covered with trellis.
CHALLENGE AND SUCCESS FACTORS
The critical part of the project is Podium-1 retail level heavy depth longitudinal plate girders PG4000x2000x150/115x30(16nos) are arranged to span between the Fountain Views Tower and Dubai Mall connected to transverse plate girders PG4000x2000x115/100x50(3nos) which are seated to the heavy pot bearings placed on the concrete piers located at Dubai Mall end, Fountain view end & at the center of EMAAR Boulevard road.
Above retail level, structural steel columns are planted on the plate girders top which provides support to composite floor beams for the two car park levels & skylight.
Considering the curved perimeter geometry nature and precise interface requirements with various trades, The BIM coordination played a vital role in successful completion of this project. Tekla BIMSight 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 complex geometry of the structure and the BIM coordination requirements make this project as one of the challenging projects for Eversendai. As always with Eversendai, this project was also successfully modeled and coordinated with all other trades and fabrication drawings were released in line with the project schedule.
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