29 May Lecture: DUBAI

Join Bart Leclercq of WSP for our May Dubai Event as he presents

The SHARD: The Engineering story behind the tallest building in Europe


The design of a high-rise structure like The Shard brings various interesting challenges. On this particular project we were designing on a confined plot next to a hospital and an historic railway station. Close to the site there is an underground tube line. The design of the foundations were complicated by existing foundations in the ground. The construction schedule was tight and the design team explored various ways to speed up the construction schedule. This resulted in a Top-Down construction strategy which took a few months of the construction schedule. By playing with the columns and slab construction we managed to eliminate the need of a tuned mass damper and add 4 floors inside the volume of the building. The clever use of cranes during construction will be discussed as well.

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