Sa’adiyat Island Resort

  • Project is a luxury/resort with multiple amenities and includes four Tower Wings, each standing six stories, transferred on a large Ground Floor slab structure
  • Ground level contains a business center, health club, restaurant and amenity deck with swimming pool, restaurants and a large landscaped area
  • One basement level dedicated to parking and MEP functions
  • Ballroom floor at the ground level
  • Major columns transfer occurs at the ground level in which every wing’s perimeter concrete walls are totally transferred
  • Total framed area of the Wings footprint from floors L2 to L8 (Roof) is calculated at approximately 592,015 sf
  • Total framed area of the Ground and basement levels is calculated at approximately 861,113 sf for a total area of roughly 1.4 million sf
  • A new 63-story mixed-use tower with 2 basement levels
  • Development includes both a high-rise tower and an 11-story parking building
  • Structural design consists of PT flat slab, supported by concrete shear walls and concrete/steel composite columns
  • Total built-up area is approximately 1.86 million square feet

Awards

  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist

About the Office

DeSimone Dubai was introduced in response to the expanding needs of our clients in the Gulf Region and the Greater Middle East. For over three decades, DeSimone has provided superlative structural design services in the region for projects in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, and Pakistan.

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Featured Projects

  • Architectural Woodworking Industries retained DeSimone for structural analysis services including field condition and stability evaluations, and construction sequencing
  • Specialized ceiling structure located on the concourse level of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa
  • Canopy is a curved wood lattice structure
  • Large cantilevered section supported by eight structural steel frames
  • The 3.5 million sf development consists of a large-scale outlet shopping mall, apartment buildings, and a hotel building
  • The luxury resort/hotel project includes four, six-story tower wings transferred on a large ground floor slab structure
  • Ground floor amenities include a business center, health club, dining destinations, swimming pool and landscape areas
  • The development measures 1,500,000sf
  • The new visitor’s center is an extension of the existing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • A 592,000sf suspended slab at ground level provides multiple outdoor landscape and architectural areas
  • A massive sub-ground level contains parking, retail and dining areas
  • Comprises residential facilities including individual housing units and apartment buildings
  • Community support facilities will consist of schools, mosques, health clinics, government offices, recreation facilities, play grounds and open spaces/green areas.
  • The schools will service the educational needs of the 8,200 housing units
  • 12 elementary, 4 secondary, 2 elite and 1 special needs schools will be provided.
  • Located in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City
  • Three-story, 5,000-seat arena used for sports, entertainment, and corporate and social events
  • 37,000-square-foot main arena floor located at the center of the building
  • Meeting rooms, offices, and storage space make up the building’s perimeter
  • Constructed mostly of reinforced concrete
  • Main arena roof is built with long span steel trusses
  • Located in the area of Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi
  • Consists of the development of a main clinic building with underground parking levels
  • Supported by an adjacent HSE laboratory, two guardhouses, two small retail buildings and a substation building
  • The total structural built-up area is 500,000 sf
  • A 65,000-seat stadium in Abu Dhabi
  • Designed to provide both indoor and outdoor venues by utilizing a large moveable roof
  • Steel trusses spanning up to 920 feet long frame the roof areas
  • The seating bowl is framed with a mix of cast-in-place concrete elements and steel rakers
  • Located along the coastline of the Al Mahboula Area just south of Kuwait City
  • Envisioned as the premiere food and beverage destination for Kuwaiti Nationals and expats alike
  • The building is a concrete structure with the rectangular above ground and roof level connecting via a steel truss pedestrian bridge
  • Contains one full basement level, a second partial basement, a landscaped Ground level, one above grade floor and a roof
  • Includes long span steel canopies supported by minimal columns to provide a column free outside pedestrian area
  • The project totals 278,000 sf
  • Located in the oasis city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates
  • Creates a new community surrounding the newly revamped wildlife park
  • Includes resort hotel, various residential developments, residential hotel, and retail areas
  • The resort hotel contains guestrooms, two restaurants, prayer rooms, retail, spa, and convention facilities
  • Three clusters of residential areas are also developed
  • The resort residential contains a mix of two and three-story flats, private villas and retail
  • Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • A mixed-use, 12-story building with four basement levels
  • Below grade levels contain 300,000 sf and accommodate approximately 673 cars
  • Above grade, the building contains 375,000 sf and includes office, residential and retail functions
  • The building has a maximum height of 70 meters
  • Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • A retail destination of international significance
  • Complemented by themed attractions including resort hotels, marinas, waterfront restaurants, golf courses, residential property and beach clubs
  • Exhibition halls, parkland areas and the F1 Yas Marina Circuit Race Track also surround the mall
  • Awards:
    ENR Global, Best Projects – Retail/Mixed-Use Developments 2016
  • Located in Abu Dhabi
  • Composed of a twisting 60-story hotel and residential tower that sits on a five-story podium structure
  • Post-tensioned concrete slabs frame the tower’s typical floor levels and allow for an efficient construction cycle and obstruction-free ceiling
  • Each tower column transfers at the podium roof through an arrangement of sloping columns
  • Three-story sloping columns at the building’s mid-height levels connect each perimeter column to the core
  • The below-grade levels contain parking, mechanical rooms, and back-of-house operations

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit, Out of Country
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Global Best Projects – Hospitality Award
  • National Council of Structural Engineers (NCSEA) Awards – Outstanding Project
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Winner, New Buildings Category
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Awards – Award of Merit, Landmark Structure
  • Located on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi
  • Class A office building
  • The first private development on Al Maryah Island and one of the deepest excavated sites in Abu Dhabi
  • Consists of a 24-story tower with six podium levels and six levels of sub-terrain parking
  • The design provides column-free interiors and generous cantilever spans, made possible by post-tensioned concrete
  • Numerous schemes have been developed to reduce structural costs and construction times

Awards

  • Build Magazine Architecture Awards – Best Commercial High-Rise Design, Abu Dhabi
  • Construction Week Awards – Commercial Project of the Year
  • Construction Week Awards – Tower Project of the Year
  • CTBUH Tall Building Awards – Finalist, Middle East & Africa Category
  • Located in Istanbul, Turkey
  • A new 40-story, 947,000 sf office development adjacent to the existing Buyukhanli Hotel
  • Situated in a high seismic zone, includes approximately 471,000 sf of above-grade area for lobby, commercial, and office space
  • Also includes a large auditorium, an atrium and parking
  • DeSimone performed structural analysis and design of the tower’s lateral system using the Performance Based Design method
  • Renaissance Tower is the first flat slab building in Turkey built with a buckling restrained bracing system

Awards

  • CTBUH Tall Building Awards – Finalist, Best Tall Building
  • One of several attractor facilities built within the King Abdullah Financial District
  • Contains over 614,000 sf of gallery and support spaces as well as 614,000 sf of below grade parking
  • The museum is connected to the surrounding parcels by two skywalks at level 1
  • The monorail station at level 2 provides further global access to the museum
  • The building’s structure is comprised of a hybrid system which combines cast in place concrete, structural steel floor framing, and large steel trusses
  • An external steel frame is used to shape and support the angular cladding and roof structure
  • Located 18 miles northeast of downtown Abu Dhabi
  • A new 1,250,000 sf world-class healthcare facility composed of multiple building structures
  • Incorporates the latest healthcare design and evidence-based design practices in order to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and staff efficiency
  • The primary hospital is a 6-story building with a basement level, roof, and penthouse

About the Project

  • Located in Al Ain, UAE
  • Consists of an 86 meter span by 30 meters high Dome with a column free interior space
  • The Mosque Dome is the largest in the UAE
  • Also contains 4 Minaret towers, outdoor prayer courtyard, un-covered parking areas and ground level landscaping, all connected by an arcade passageway

About the Project

  • Located in Lusail, Qatar
  • The 1,800,000 sf project creates 4 new office buildings with parking
  • The 4 buildings contain office space, lobbies and amenities
  • The shared levels rigidly connect the buildings in pairs
  • A 98 feet long “bridge” is framed in steel and “floats” between all 4 buildings

About the Office

DeSimone Abu Dhabi was opened in 2008. DeSimone has a fully operational, staffed and licensed office in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We are very familiar with the local submission process and authority requirements, and we are a sole source provider of structural engineering consulting services. As such, we are capable of signing and sealing drawings for use in submission to local authorities. DeSimone provides a single source of responsibility greatly reducing the potential for scope gap and delays. DeSimone has been working in the Middle East for three decades. Our local team is comprised of key DeSimone employees from our different US offices. Currently we are working on a number of projects in the region including UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Turkey.

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