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Presentation

on
Burj khalifa

Contents

Introduction
Why Burj Dubai becomes Burj Khallifa??
Idea behind
Architecture
Facts and figures

Introduction
Burj khalifa is a skyscraper in
Dubai,united Arab Emirates.
Currently the tallest manmade
structure in the world.
Construction has taken 22 million
man-hours.

Why Burj Dubai becomes


Burj Khallifa??

Burj Dubai was officially renamed by Dubais


ruler as the Burj Khalifa named after the
UAE president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed.

Idea behind
Reportedly based on Government
decision to diversity from oil based
economy to service and tourism
oriented.

ARCHITECTURE
The concept of desert flower Hymenocallis has
been adopted in architectural design.

Burj Khalifa Construction


team
Burj Khalifa was truly an international
collaboration between more than 30
on-site contracting companies from
nations around the world.
At the peak of construction, over
12,000 workers and constructors
were on site every day, representing
more than 100 nationalities.
Workers include mostly
Indian,Pakistani and Srilankan

Structural System to resist the wind


force
Tall building usually has
to resist large wind
force
The Y shaped
structure of Burj Khalifa
reduces the wind force
in the building.
Y-shape plan keeps the
structure simple and
helps in faster

Facts and Figures


Former names:
Burj Dubai
Preceded by:
Taipei 101
Location :
Dubai, United Arab
Emirates
Construction started: January 2004
Construction ended :
2010
Opening:
4 January 2010
Cost :
USD $ 1.5billion
Building with most floors: 160

Contd.

Height
Antenna spire
Roof
:
Top floor :
Architect
:
Developer
:
Structural engineer

829.84m (2,723ft)
828m (2,717ft)
621.3m (2,038ft)
Adrian Smith
Emaar Properties
Bill Baker

Comparison