CTLGroup Plays a Critical Role in Notable Middle East Projects
Over the past several years, the Middle East has experienced a construction boom. However, CTLGroup’s work in the region spans multiple decades. For instance, the firm provided critical investigation, peer review and repair design services to the Das Island Gas Plant in Abu Dhabi in the mid-1980’s. CTLGroup has played a critical role in several key projects as construction has grown, and the firm continues to expand its activity in the region.
One of the firm’s recent achievements was its work for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. CTLGroup performed creep and shrinkage testing critical to the project. Because of its international reputation for quality, CTLGroup was considered the “go-to” firm for concrete materials technology for the project. The contractor relied on CTLGroup's expertise to troubleshoot and resolve difficult concrete placement and quality issues. As a result, the project proceeded successfully and now holds the crown as the tallest structure in the world.
The firm has been engaged on other supertall buildings (over 1,000 ft., or 305 m., tall), in the Middle East including:
- A supertall residential building (planned to reach over 1,650 ft., or 510 m.)
- A supertall office building (1,263 ft., or 385 m.)
- Al Hamra Tower, currently the tallest building in Kuwait (1,358 ft., or 414 m.)
- The headquarters of a national oil company (planned to reach over 1,122 ft., or 342 m.)