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Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai

Burj Khalifa Tower Dubai - Project - Ridge & Partners LLP

The magnificent Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai is currently the world’s tallest man-made structure, at 829.8m (2,722 ft) in height. Delivering building services in such a tower is a highly specialist job, and Ridge was called in based on our cutting-edge knowledge and decades of experience.

Ridge worked on the services intakes and major services distribution points as well as the external water features and irrigation systems. The stunning fountains and water jets are supplied by pipework up to 600mm in diameter and linked by an intricate control system. Our brief also covered the systems to manage rainwater, waste water and soil water.

These installations were extensive. The Burj Khalifa’s water system supplies an average of 946,000 litres of water per day through 100 km of pipes.  An additional 213 km of piping serves the fire emergency system and 34 km supplies chilled water for the air conditioning system. The waste water system discharges water from plumbing fixtures, floor drains, mechanical equipment and storm water, to the city municipal sewer.

The Burj Khalifa’s sophisticated air conditioning system draws air from the upper floors where the air is cooler and cleaner than on the ground.  At peak cooling times, the Tower’s cooling is equivalent to that provided by 13,000 tonnes of melting ice in one day. The condensate collection system, which uses the hot and humid outside air, combined with the cooling requirements of the building, results in a significant amount of condensation of moisture from the air. The condensed water is collected and drained into a holding tank located in the basement car park. This water is then pumped into the site irrigation system for the Burj Khalifa park.

These intricate and monumental services installations required more than 750 drawings. Ridge deployed six cost managers to ensure that, despite the extraordinary volume of drawings, precise pricing documents were delivered promptly throughout our contract.

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Burj Khalifa Tower Dubai - Project - Ridge & Partners LLP

Burj Khalifa Tower Dubai - Project - Ridge & Partners LLP

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