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Besix hits highest structural point of Dubai Uptown Tower

DUBAI, January 25, 2022

Besix, a leading Belgian infrastructure group with a major regional presence, has announced that concrete work on the Dubai Uptown Tower has reached its 329-m peak. 
 
The tower, which will reach a final height of 340 m, is being developed by Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), with the design provided by the architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. 
 
The Belgian group said the project was nearing its structural topping out as well as 90% of façade completion.
 
The 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 Group said its Dubai branch was responsible for the detailed engineering and construction of the skyscraper. 
 
David De Visscher, Resident Manager UAE for Besix-Six Construct: "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."
 
The tower will be completed and delivered to DMCC in autumn 2022.
 
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. 
 
In particular, 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. 
 
The Belgian group's engineering unit is also assisting the operational teams, their active collaboration ensuring the operational excellence of the construction process which started at the end of 2019.-TradeArabia News Service



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