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A Video Presentation on the Construction

Date : 10-08-2016

Venue: Radisson Blu Media City

Time: 6.30 pm

Topic: A Video Presentation on the Construction of the Burj Al Arab

Speaker: DSCP Committee

Fee to Attend: AED 200

A brief abstract of the video presentation

The Burj Al Arab was designed by multidisciplinary consultancy Atkins, led by architect Tom Wright. The design and construction were managed by Canadian engineer Rick Gregory also of WS Atkins. Construction of the Island began in 1994 and involved up to 2,000 construction workers during peak construction. It was built to resemble the billowing spinnaker sail of a J-class yacht. Two "wings" spread in a V to form a vast "mast", while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium. The architect Tom Wright said "The client wanted a building that would become an iconic or symbolic statement for Dubai; this is very similar to Sydney with its Opera House, London with Big Ben, or Paris with the Eiffel Tower. It needed to be a building that would become synonymous with the name of the country."

Fletcher Construction from New Zealand was the lead joint venture partner in the initial stages of pre-construction and construction