Engineering the World's Longest Cantilevered Building

Start time: 12:00pm AEDT. A symbol of ambition, innovation and the pioneering spirit of Dubai, One Za’abeel stands proudly at the heart of the city; but how was it engineered?
Engineering the World's Longest Cantilevered Building

A symbol of ambition, innovation and the pioneering spirit of Dubai, One Za’abeel stands proudly at the heart of the city; but how was it engineered?

About this event

One Za’abeel sits at the absolute centre of Dubai, in a strategic position as a gateway to the new business districts of Dubai. It is comprised of two commercial towers linked by a 226m horizontal steel structure 100m above a busy, six-lane highway. The horizontal structure, known as 'The Link' is fixed to the two towers and cantilevers 66m. The Link will house restaurants and shops and have an infinity pool on its roof.

The key takeaways are below.

  • For complex structures construction load cases can far exceed the permanent works design capacities.
  • The sequencing and analysis during the erection is a fundamental engineering requirement to safely build complex structures and ensure no part of the structure becomes overloaded or unstable.
  • Movements during the construction staging need to be predicted and the building constructed with presets to achieve final as-built geometries.

Who should attend this event

This event is meant for structural engineers.

Event program

12:00 - 1:00pm Presentation from Jens Fussing

About the Presenter

Jens Fussing - BG&E - Technical Director

Jens has over 25 years’ experience in the design and documentation of a wide range of structures throughout 24 countries, from seismic retrofit in Nepal and Iran, towers in Europe, Africa and in the Middle East, sports stadiums in Azerbaijan, Multi Arenas in Europe to large scale commercial and residential developments in the GCC countries.

Jens has particular expertise in high-rise structures, precast building systems and building physics. Jens has experience with exanimating as well as mentoring master and PhD students at university level in relation to research and development projects.

Date:
21 / 10 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Registration Closes
21 / 10 / 2021 12:15 pm
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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Maximum CPD Hours
1