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BURJ DUBAI: the World's Tallest Building

Burj Dubai

Burj Dubai, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Credit: © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

William Baker
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Structural and Civil Engineering Branch

The Burj Dubai represents the state-of-the-art in tall building design. Once completed, it will be not only the world's tallest building, but the tallest man-made structure ever created. From the project's initial concept design through construction, the combination of several important technological innovations results in a building of unprecedented height. This lecture will describe some of the structural design methods, materials, and construction techniques which enable the creation of a superstructure that is both efficient and robust.

Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge. For more information, call Kum J. Ham at 301-975-4203.

Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.




Created October 23, 2009, Updated December 30, 2016