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Project Stories | Soil-structure interaction for piled-raft foundation of the tallest tower

2020.04.17

About Project

Rising 1,000 meters into the Arabian sky, Jeddah Tower will eclipse the reigning tallest building by 173 meters. The first phase of the Kingdom City comprises the Tower, a 65,000 square meter retail mall and a 3,000+ car underground garage.

 

Jeddah Tower

Rendering of Jeddah Tower

 

Project Name

Jeddah Tower (formerly Kingdom Tower)

Location

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Construction Period

2013 – under construction

Contractor

Saudi Binladin Group

Designer

Langan International

 

Langan was appointed as geotechnical, site/civil and traffic engineer and parking planner for the first phase of the development. Langan’s role as the geotechnical engineer included the development and oversight of the site subsurface investigation, 3D finite element modeling of the soil-foundation structure interaction, settlement predictions of the foundation performance, development and oversight of full-scale load testing and final design of the piles in collaboration with the design team.

 

In-situ testing

In-situ testing

 

3D geotechnical finite element model

3D geotechnical finite element model

 

Bearing pressure contours

Bearing pressure contours

 

Topics #Project Application #GTS NX #Foundation #SSI #Geotechnical engineering

MIDAS GEO TEAM

Written by MIDAS GEO TEAM

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