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Tall building foundations: design methods and applications

Tall building foundations: design methods and applications This paper will review some of the challenges faced by designers of foundations for very tall buildings, primarily from a geotechnical viewpoint. Some characteristic features of such buildings will be reviewed and then the options for foundation systems will be discussed. A three-stage process of foundation design and verification will be described, and the importance of proper ground characterization and assessment of geotechnical parameters will be emphasised. The application of the foundation design principles will be illustrated via four projects, each of which has presented a different challenge to the designers: 1. The La Azteca building in Mexico City, Mexico. 2. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai. 3. The Incheon 151 Tower in Incheon, South Korea. 4. A high-rise tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Innovative Infrastructure Solutions Springer Journals

Tall building foundations: design methods and applications

Innovative Infrastructure Solutions , Volume 1 (1) – Jun 13, 2016

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Subject
Earth Sciences; Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences; Environmental Science and Engineering; Geoengineering, Foundations, Hydraulics
ISSN
2364-4176
eISSN
2364-4184
DOI
10.1007/s41062-016-0010-2
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Abstract

This paper will review some of the challenges faced by designers of foundations for very tall buildings, primarily from a geotechnical viewpoint. Some characteristic features of such buildings will be reviewed and then the options for foundation systems will be discussed. A three-stage process of foundation design and verification will be described, and the importance of proper ground characterization and assessment of geotechnical parameters will be emphasised. The application of the foundation design principles will be illustrated via four projects, each of which has presented a different challenge to the designers: 1. The La Azteca building in Mexico City, Mexico. 2. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai. 3. The Incheon 151 Tower in Incheon, South Korea. 4. A high-rise tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Journal

Innovative Infrastructure SolutionsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 13, 2016

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