Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Project name: 
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
Project category: 
Public projects
Company: 
Al Shafar Steel Engineering (ASSENT) LLC
Project location: 
United Arab Emirates

THE SCOPE

ASSENT scope of work to provide Design Verification, Connection Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Structural Steels. In addition, the scope also includes the supply and installation of 7,500 Sq. Meters of Composite Deck panel and shear stud welding for the steel reinforcement. The Steel Structure is protected with cementitious fireproofing.

THE PROJECT

The Mohamed bin Rashid Library aims to stand alongside the largest and most famed libraries in the world. It will support specialized collections of the latest and most distinguished books for readers of various ages and interests. The 92,903 square meter development will include a 500-seat theatre and will be located in Al Jaddaf and will overlook the Dubai Creek. It will house more than 4.5 million books, 1 million audio books, and 2 million e-books. The library will include several areas for interaction, events, activities and
educational and cultural festivals.

CHALLENGE AND SUCCESS FACTORS

The 7-storey building with a basement and the main structure is connected to the core wall by means of PIN connections. There are more than 1,000 nos. of embedded steel plates had been fixed on the core walls during casting for the purpose of having installed the floor beams which was designed and fabricated by ASSENT. There were precisely qualified & trained steel erectors and surveyor’s team with high potential of supervision by ASSENT have executed the fixation of embedded plates and PIN assembly on the core walls
during casting.

All the 3 no’s mega box frames which are having 175MT weight and 18 nos. of wing box Trusses with the weight of 120MT has been transported from the Factory to site as several parts and assembled at the site as per the project specification by using trained and certified welders and fabrications team by ASSENT. The erection of main trusses has been commenced from both sides of the building by using 1,000MT and 600MT crawler cranes simultaneously. Well trained riggers, lifting supervisors and steel erectors were deployed to
facilitate the installation tasks with the support of designated HSE team on site. In addition to that 4 nos. of 250MT crawler cranes and sort of additional mobile cranes also reinforced 24*7 to complete the infills and secondary steel installation of this project.

All the main cantilever trusses were positioned on top of Temporary towers until its get welded, braced, intermediately connected and self-supported. All the temporary towers which are having 600MT had been erected in prior of main steel erection and it has been dismantled after the de-propping of all main cantilever trusses.

Micro planning & Skilled Resources were facilitated us to achieve the Goal which would be a remarkable achievement always.

ABOUT AL SHAFAR STEEL ENGINEERING (ASSENT)

Al Shafar Steel Engineering (ASSENT) LLC is one of the largest Steel Fabrication and Erection Company supported by large engineering services established in 2008 to serve the requirements of industrial and commercial projects, focusing on high-quality level and supported by large capacity as to serve the high global demand for steel products.

ASSENT manufacturing facility is located at Dubai Industrial Park - UAE, having production capacity up to 120,000 ton/year.

ASSENT capabilities & resources can serve and support clients as a strong partner for any type (Airports, Bridges, Power plants, high-rise building, Showrooms, Terminal Buildings, Factories, Car parks….) of Commercial and industrial projects, by providing vast services as follows: 

• Engineering Design & Detailing.
• Fabrication.
• Painting & Fireproofing.
• Erection.

Tons of Structural Steel
6000
Decking
7500

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