The tower will be completed and delivered to DMCC in autumn 2022
Besix has announced that concrete work on the Dubai Uptown Tower has reached its 329m peak. The Belgian group said the project was nearing its structural topping out, as well as 90% of façade completion.
The tower will reach a final height of 340m and is being developed by Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), with the design provided by the architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
Works are being carried out under the supervisory management of Turner International Middle East, with WSP and Wood-Baggot as structural/technical and architectural consultants respectively. Besix said its Dubai branch was responsible for the detailed engineering and construction of the skyscraper.
“We are extremely proud to be part of this project and very pleased that we are now reaching structural topping out as well as 90% of façade completion which is demonstrating once again our engineering and construction management expertise,” said David De Visscher, resident manager UAE for Besix-Six Construct.
Based on the initial structural design, Besix Group introduced a large amount of cost and time saving value engineering elements and was further responsible for the detailed engineering and methodology of the Uptown Tower. Besix Group’s in-house design office contributed to geotechnical and structural studies, the development of BIM models, the design and construction of the façade, and the development of planning and methods, said the statement.
The Belgian group’s engineering unit is also said to be assisting the operational teams. The collaboration is focused on ensuring the operational excellence of the construction process which started at the end of 2019.