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High-Rise Buildings


COWI A/S Qatar Al Mana Tower, 8th floor Suhaim Bin Hamad St. C-ring Road, Bin Mahmoud Area P.O. Box 23800 Doha - Qatar Tel: (+974) 498 23 38/39/45/46 Fax: (+974) 44 23 841 Contact: Len Hurst Managing Director

Bahrain COWI Office no. 83, 8th floor Al Zamil Tower, Block 303 Government Avenue Manama P.O. Box 5486 Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: (+973) 17 216 177 Fax: (+973) 17 215 811 Contact: Anthony J Carpenter General Manager

COWI & Partners LLC Oman Al Inshirah Street, Street No 15, Way No. 1753, Bldg. No. 4095 Madinat Al Ilam P.O.Box - 2115 Postal Code - 112 Ruwi Oman Tel: (+968) 2460 4200 Fax: (+968) 2460 4788 Contact: David McCann Managing Director COWI United Arab Emirates, Ajman office Al Ghumlasi Tower, Office 102 Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street Nuameah Ajman Tel: (+971) 06 741 2005 Fax: (+971) 06 741 2006 Contact: Robert Uthwatt Project Manager

COWI United Arab Emirates, Dubai office Reemas Building Office MF-10 Land No. 592, Al Quoz, 1 P.O. Box 52978 Dubai, UAE Tel: (+971) 3434 413 Fax: (+971) 3434 243 Contact: Jesper S. Damgaard Managing Director

COWI United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi office Sedar Building 17th floor office no.02 Old mazda Road (2nd St.) Tourist Club area Abu Dhabi Tel: (+971) 3434 413 Fax: (+971) 3434 243 Contact: Jesper S. Damgaard Managing Director

COWI COWI A/S Parallelvej 2 DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby Denmark Tel +45 45 97 22 11 R & D Manager Chief Specialist: Jens Fussing

COWI has acquired a proven track record for the design of high rise buildings through a wide variety of locations in Europe and the Arabian Gulf.
COWIs engineers, who are familiar with working across regions, master all disciplines related to the design of tall buildings. We work closely with the client and with the other members of the design team and thus maintain constant focus on high quality and cost effectiveness throughout the project. COWIs engineers continuously implement new and faster construction techniques and by using the building system approach, they ensure a rapid construction phase. Our innovative designers strive to adopt high performance materials, prefabrication of building components and to use advanced computerised modelling tools. Quality control and management systems are implemented to ensure that high quality projects are handed over to the client and the contractors at the right time.

COWI operates worldwide and offers:

Complete design from conceptual design phase to construction documentation phase Project screenings, such as third party reviews and peer reviews Pre-tender and post-tender value engineering Projects involving the design and build approach Construction and engineering consultancy services.

Construction Phase
High rise structures differ from low rise structures in the way they are built. In the construction phase, COWI assists the contractors in finding the most appropriate location for tower cranes, concrete pumps, hoists and lay-down areas, etc. Design verification of the building in relation to temporary services and structures is carried out throughout the project. In general, the projects are designed and developed so that they are practical and buildable to the satisfaction of our clients and the contractors.

The Architect
Close co-operation with the architect is a key factor for the success of the project, especially in the initial phases. This includes the sizing of structures and mechanical equipment while finding the most cost effective structural framing and mechanical, electrical and plumbing routes in relation to the general arrangement plans. Simplicity is of great importance, however, since many projects have mixed-use purposes, the most suitable location of transfer structures or intermediate MEP levels is developed in close co-operation with the architect. We strive to obtain synergies together with the architect by including buildable solutions and geometries.

COWI masters the following kinds of engineering expertise in relation to the design of tall buildings:
structural engineering mechanical and electrical engineering sustainability and Green Buildings (LEED in the Middle East) acoustical and vibration engineering 3D visualisation waste management wind engineering building dynamics fire and safety engineering geotechnical engineering operation and maintenance project management site supervision and inspection facilities management due diligence studies IT/telecom/automation structural load testing concrete technology environmental studies traffic impact study building physics.