Creep and Shrinkage and the Design of Supertall Buildings-A Case Study: The Burj Dubai Tower

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Title: Creep and Shrinkage and the Design of Supertall Buildings-A Case Study: The Burj Dubai Tower

Author(s): W.F. Baker, D.S. Korista, L.C. Novak, J. Pawlikowski, and B. Young

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 246

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 133-148

Keywords: Burj Dubai; column shortening; creep; gravity sidesway; high-rise; shrinkage; vertical shortening

Date: 9/1/2007

Abstract:
The Burj Dubai tower, which is currently under construction, will be the world’s tallest structure. This paper addresses the structural system utilized for the Burj Dubai tower and the structural design implications of creep and shrinkage of the high performance reinforced concrete vertical load carrying elements.