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Consulting Engineers

Selected Projects - High Rise Building


Park Lane Tower, Blue Area, Islamabad ...................................................................................................................... 1
BF Tower, Blue Area, Islamabad .................................................................................................................................. 2
Tricon Corporate Centre, Lahore .................................................................................................................................. 3
Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust (PTET) Tower, Islamabad ................................................................. 4
Pace Tower, Lahore...................................................................................................................................................... 5
Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) Building, Islamabad ................................................................................................ 9
Ali Trade Centre, Lahore ............................................................................................................................................ 10
Ali Tower, Lahore ........................................................................................................................................................ 11
Mabarak Center, Lahore (Foundation Pile Package) ................................................................................................. 12
Mabarak Center, Lahore (Piling Shoring and Excavation Package) .......................................................................... 16
Lahore Grand Hotel, Lahore ....................................................................................................................................... 18
Warid Tower, Lahore .................................................................................................................................................. 18
Summary of High-Rise Buildings ................................................................................................................................ 19

Consulting Engineers

Park Lane Tower, Blue Area, Islamabad


Construction of 34 storied (up to 450 ft. high) mixed use building, envisaged to have a built up area of around 925,000
square feet.
Client

Bahria Town

Professional Staff

st

1 Floor 65-W, Executive Heights,


Fazal-e-Haque Road, Blue Area, Islamabad
Services

Structural Design

No. of Staff

Site Location

Blue Area, Islamabad

Staff Months

90

Cost

3,000

Value of Services

10

[PKR Million]
Start Date

[PKR Million]
August 2014

Completion Date

In progress

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Chief Engineer

M. Waqas Cheema, Project Manager

Muhammad Sohail Khan, Structural Engineer

Muhammad Irfan, Project Coordinator

Qasim Sultan Dogar, Structural Engineer

High-Rise Buildings: 1 of 19

Consulting Engineers

BF Tower, Blue Area, Islamabad


Construction of 30 storied mixed use building, envisaged to have a built up area of around 500,000 square feet.
Client

Federal Employees Benevolent and Group


Insurance Funds, Isalamabd

Professional Staff

Services

Review of Structural Design

No. of Staff

Site Location

Blue Area, Islamabad

Staff Months

Cost

5,000

Value of Services

[PKR Million]
Start Date

[PKR Million]
December 2015

Completion Date

In progress

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Chief Engineer

M. Waqas Cheema, Project Manager

Muhammad Sohail Khan, Structural Engineer

Muhammad Irfan, Project Coordinator

Qasim Sultan Dogar, Structural Engineer

High-Rise Buildings: 2 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Tricon Corporate Centre, Lahore


The structure comprises of 19 floors above Ground Level and 6 car parking basements with a built up area of around
550,000 square feet. Reinforced Cement & Concrete (RCC) Framing (RCC Columns, flat slabs with drop panels)
support the gravity loads while Shear Walls resist Lateral Loads. A Raft Foundation was adopted. RCC Outriggers
th

were employed at 4 Floor and Roof in order to reduce storey drift during an earthquake. NDA carried out Detailed
Design and Prepared Construction Drawings for the Structure.
Client

Mansoor Mazhar & Associates

Professional Staff

92 B, Street 6, C.M.A. Colony, Cantt.,


Lahore
Services

Structural Design

No. of Staff

Site Location

Jail Road, Lahore

Staff Months

40

Cost

2,200

Value of Services

5.4

[PKR Million]
Start Date

[PKR Million]
August 2007

Completion Date

April 2009

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Chief Structural Engineer
Muhammad Imran, Structural Engineer

High-Rise Buildings: 3 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust (PTET) Tower, Islamabad


Construction of PTET Tower, Islamabad has been completed. The building has 33 stories with a built up area of
around 600,000 square feet.

High-Rise Buildings: 4 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Pace Tower, Lahore


Construction of Pace Towers is in progress. Area of the plot is about 8 Kanals and the building is envisaged to have
29 stories with a built up area of around 500,000 square feet. This is a mixed use building comprising offices and
apartments. The structure comprises of 23 floors above Ground Level and 5 car parking basements. RCC Framing
(RCC Columns, flat slabs with drop panels) support the gravity loads while Shear Walls resist Lateral Loads. A Raft
Foundation was adopted. RCC Outriggers were employed at 4th Floor and Roof.
Client

Professional Staff

Pace Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. Lahore

103 C2, Gulberg III, Lahore


Services

Structural

No. of Staff

14

36

Geotechnical
Plumbing Design
Project Management
Resident Supervision of Structural works
Site Location

27 H, Gulberg III, Lahore

Staff Months

Cost

PKR 1,500

Value of Services

[PKR Million]
Start Date

13.5

[PKR Million]
July 2005

Completion Date

November 2008

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Chief Engineer

Faiz Rasool, Public Health Engineer

Muhammad Imran, Senior Structural Engineer

Muhammad Waqas Cheema, Project Manager

Muhammad Luqman Khan, Structural Engineer

Faisal Shehzad, Resident Engineer

Pace Tower (Deep Basement Excavation)

High-Rise Buildings: 5 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Pace Tower (Excavation in progress)

Pace Tower (Drilling for Ground Anchors)

Pace Tower (Concrete Blinding below Raft)

Pace Tower (Raft Reinforcement in progress)

Pace Tower (Reinforcement of Raft)

Pace Tower (Raft Concrete in progress)

High-Rise Buildings: 6 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Pace Tower (Formwork in progress)

Pace Tower (Steel Reinforcement Fixing 1st


Basement Slab)

Pace Tower (Compaction/Vibration of 1st Basement


Slab Concrete)

Pace Tower (Formwork of 2nd Basement Slab)

Pace Tower (Lower Ground Slab and Column


Reinforcement)

Pace Tower (Lift Well Reinforcement)

High-Rise Buildings: 7 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Pace Tower (Slab Reinforcement in place)

Pace Tower (Top-view of Lift Wells)

High-Rise 1: Pace Tower (side view)

High-Rise Buildings: 8 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) Building, Islamabad


Construction of ISE Building, Islamabad has been completed. The building is envisaged to have 28 stories with a built
up area of around 400,000 square feet.
Client

Islamabad Stock Exchange Building,


Islamabad

Professional Staff

Services

Review of Structural Design

No. of Staff

Site Location

Islamabad Stock Exchange Building,


Islamabad

Staff Months

Cost

1,200

Value of Services

[PKR Million]
Start Date

1.25

[PKR Million]
August 2006

Completion Date

November 2006

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Chief Engineer
Muhammad Imran, Senior Structural Engineer

High-Rise Buildings: 9 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Ali Trade Centre, Lahore


Construction of 33 storied commercial building (up to 300 ft. high), envisaged to have with a built up area of around
400,000 square feet. This is a mixed use building comprising offices and apartments with gross built up area of
400,000 sq. ft. The structure comprises of 28 floors above Ground Level and 5 car parking basements. RCC Framing
(RCC Columns, flat slabs with drop panels) support the gravity loads while Shear Walls resist Lateral Loads. A Raft
Foundation was adopted.
Client
Services

Structural Design

Professional Staff

No. of Staff

Project Management, and


Construction Supervision
Site Location

Lahore

Staff Months

60

Cost

1,000

Value of Services

12

[PKR Million]
Start Date

[PKR Million]
November 2011

Completion Date

To date

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Chief Engineer
Sheikh Ilyas Ahmad, Structural Engineer
M. Waqas Cheema, Resident Engineer

High-Rise Buildings: 10 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Ali Tower, Lahore


Construction of Ali Tower, Lahore, envisaged to have 20 storied building with a built up area of around 240,000 square
feet.
Client

Ali & Company (SMC-Pvt.) Ltd.

Professional Staff

No. of Staff

178 D1, Model Town, Lahore


Services

Structural Design
Construction Drawings
Project Management
Resident Supervision of works

Site Location

105 B2, M.M.Alam Road, Gulberg III

Staff Months

50

Cost

Rs. 480 Million

Value of Services

10

[PKR Million]
Start Date

[PKR Million]
August 2006

Completion Date

April 2009

Key Staff
Muhammad Waqas Cheema, Project Manager
Zaki-ud-Din Sheikh, Contract Specialist
Faisal Shehzad, Resident Engineer

Casted Column - left, Steel Reinforcement of Column is


depicted on Concrete Raft, Right

Pouring of Slab at -33'8" level

High-Rise Buildings: 11 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Mabarak Center, Lahore (Foundation Pile Package)


A complex of multi-storied buildings with towers ranging from 45 stories to 72 stories (up to 900 ft. high) with a gross
built-up area of 7,000,000 sq. ft. is envisaged. Noor Durrani and Associates (NDA) were commissioned (in association
with ADGI of USA to carry out Peer Review and Value engineering for the Foundation Piling Package which originally
comprised of about 2500 bored cast in situ piles 1200 mm diameter and 40 meter long. The value engineering
exercise resulted in a saving of about USD 15 Million to the Client.
Client

Taavun Pvt. Ltd.

Professional Staff

Turner International Architectural


Consultants, HOK, USA
Services

Design Review

No. of Staff

20

Value Engineering
Resident Supervision and Quality
Control of works executed round the
clock
Site Location

2-E-2 Oberoi House, Gulberg III, Lahore

Staff Months

Cost

Value of Services

[PKR Million]

[PKR Million]

Start Date

Feb, 2008

Completion Date

100
50

March, 2009

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Team Leader
Muhammad Waqas Cheema, Project Manager
Khawaja Sajid Bashir, Resident Engineer
Azhar Khan Niazi, Assistant Resident Engineer
Engr. Zaki-ud-Din Shiekh, Contract Specialist
Dr. Tahir Masood, Geotechnical Specialist
JV Firm

Berkeley Associates, Lahore

JV Staff
JV Staff Months

1
12

High-Rise Buildings: 12 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Steel Cage Lifted before Lowering in Pile Borehole

Lowering of Steel Cage in Pile Borehole

Block Placed for Loading

Measurements with Inclinometer

High-Rise Buildings: 13 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Set-up for Lateral Load Test

Two Hydraulic Jacks place on Pile Head

Drilling in progress

Steel Cage Lowering in Borehole

Steel Cage Lowering in Borehole

Drilling in progress

High-Rise Buildings: 14 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Equipment

Steel Cage Preparation

Final arrangements for Static Load Test

Load applied during Static Load Test

PROJECT
MANAGER

Secretary/
Messenger

Contract
Specialist

Resident Engineer (Civil)/


Planning Engineer

Quality Control
Engineer

Site Engineer
Geotechnical

Site Engineer
Structural - 1

Site Engineer
Structural - 2

Measurement/
Survey Engineer

Quality Inspector
Batching Plant

Inspector
Geotechnical

Inspector
Structural - 1

Inspector
Structural - 3

Quality
Surveyor - 1

Inspector in Charge
Testing Lab

Inspector
Structural - 2

Inspector
Structural - 4

Quality
Surveyor - 2

Quality Inspector
Batching Plant

Project Structure
High-Rise Buildings: 15 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Mabarak Center, Lahore (Piling Shoring and Excavation Package)


A complex of multi-storied buildings with towers ranging from 45 stories to 72 stories (up to 900 ft. high) with a gross
built-up area of 7,000,000 sq. ft. is envisaged. Noor Durrani & Associated (NDA) was commissioned as a Local
Consultant for Structural and Geotechnical Design and Resident supervision (Excavated level 57 ft. below Road
Level). NDA Designed, Supervised and Evaluated Full Scale Pile Load Tests on 1200mm bored cast in situ piles with
a working load of 750 tons (ultimate load 1500tons). This is the heaviest pile load test carried out in Pakistan to date.
Client

Professional Staff

Taavun Pvt. Ltd.

Turner International Architectural


Consultants, HOK, USA
Services

Geotechnical Design, and

No. of Staff

16

Staff Months

45

Cost

Value of Services

15

[PKR Million]

[PKR Million]

Construction Supervision of about 686


peripheral piles each 19.4 meters long
and 600mm in diameter
Site Location

Start Date

2-E-2 Oberoi House, Gulberg III, Lahore

October 2006

Completion Date

February 2007

Key Staff
Naeem-ur-Rahman Durrani, Chief Engineer

Muhammad Waqas Cheema, Project Manager

Dr. Sajjad Maqbool, Geotechnical Engineer

Azhar Khan Niazi, Resident Engineer

Muhammad Imran, Structural Engineer


JV Firm

Berkeley Associates, Lahore

JV Staff

JV Staff Months

Ground Excavation

12

Piles and Rows of Anchors

High-Rise Buildings: 16 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Boreholes for Anchoring in progress

Excavation

Resident

Engineer

Quality Control
Engineer

Contract
Specialist

Measurement
Inspector

Contract
Specialist

Quality
Surveyor

Inspector of
Works - 1

Surveying
Engineer

Inspector of
Works - 2

Inspector
Structural - 3

Resident Supervision, Project Structure

High-Rise Buildings: 17 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Lahore Grand Hotel, Lahore


This is a five star hotel, 600 rooms Hotel with a total built up area of 70,000 sq. meters. The structure comprises of 29
floors above Ground Level and 4 car parking basements. RCC Framing (RCC Columns, flat slabs with drop panels)
support the gravity loads while Shear Walls resist Lateral Loads. The foundation comprises of a Piled Raft. RCC
Outriggers were incorporated on the 5th (equipment) Floor and 29th Floor (Roof) in order to reduce overturning
moments and storey drift. Significant torsional effects needed to be addressed in the three dimensional analysis of the
structure.

Warid Tower, Lahore


This is the Corporate Head Quarters of Warid Telecom with a Gross Built up area Of 70,000 sq.m. The structure
comprises of 32 floors above Ground Level and 2 car parking basements. RCC Framing (RCC Columns, flat slabs
with drop panels) support the gravity loads while Shear Walls resist Lateral Loads. A Piled Raft Foundation was
adopted. RCC Outriggers were employed at 5th Floor and Roof.

Warid Tower

Lahore Grant Hotel

High-Rise Buildings: 18 of 19

Consulting Engineers

Summary of High-Rise Buildings


A. Detailed Design

B. Value Engineering

C. Resident Construction Supervision

D. Project Management

E. Design Review

Project

Stories

Built up
Area
[Sq. Ft.]

Services

Project Cost
[Rs. Millions]

Status

1.

Park Lane Tower,


Islamabad

34

925,000

3,000

Under
construction

2.

Tricon Corporate Centre,


Lahore

26

550,000

2,200

Complete

3.

PTET Tower, Islamabad

33

600,000

1,800

Complete

4.

Pace Towers, Lahore

29

500,000

A, C, D

1,500

Substantially
complete

5.

Islamabad Stock
Exchange Building

20

400,000

1,200

Complete

6.

G4 Mall & Office Tower,


Clifton, Karachi

24

1,000

Complete

7.

Ali Trade Center, Lahore

33

400,000

A, C, D

1,000

Under
construction

8.

Down Town Mall, Lahore

20

200,000

600

Under
construction

9.

Ali Tower, Lahore

20

240,000

A, C, D

480

Complete

10.

Mabarak Center, Lahore

70

7,000,000

B,C,D,E

On hold

11.

Lahore Grand Hotel

33

700,000

On hold

12.

Warid Tower, Lahore

36

600,000

On hold

High-Rise Buildings: 19 of 19