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Dubai Mall Skin Consulting Services in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai Mall Facade Construction Support

  • COMPLETION DATE
    2008

Overview

During the final stages of construction, Thornton Tomasetti provided on-site façade engineering and engineering services to the contracting team for the award-winning Dubai Mall. The high-end retail and entertainment complex has a gross floor area of more than 5.9 million square feet and houses 1,200 retail spaces, 160 food and beverage outlets, an Olympic-sized ice rink, and a 22-screen Cineplex. Located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings in the world, Dubai Mall is one of the world’s largest shopping centers; welcoming more than 37 million visitors a year.

The various facade systems include lightweight precast panels, tensioned fabric, aluminum curtain walls, canopies, cladding, point-supported glass atria, stainless steel trusses, vertical bi-folding steel and glass doors, and extensive secondary steel support structures. Our building skin specialists assisted with design, engineering, and technical review of numerous critical path systems, as needed during the final stages of construction. Additionally, investigation and post-failure engineering analysis was performed for one of the point-supported glass atria.

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