Title: Kuwait's Tallest Building
Author(s): Hakam S. Jarrar
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 58-63
Keywords: composite construction (concrete and steel); control joints; cork; deflection; foundations; girders; high-rise buildings; settlement (structural); slip-form construction; structural engineering; structural steels; uplift pressure; Design
Describes successful and effective design solutions for three common structural problems: composite construction (mixed system), differential settlement compounded by large uplift pressures, and control of deflection and other movements of main transfer girders in the tallest building in Kuwait.