Burj Khalifa Consulting

In January 2010, Dubai announced the opening of the world’s tallest building. The Burj Khalifa (formerly the “Burj Dubai”), a concrete skyscraper wrapped in glass and metal, stands above the clouds at a staggering 2,717 feet. CTLGroup played a pivotal role in the development of this record-breaking structure.

CTLGroup’s expert consultants and industry-leading testing services addressed a major issue facing any concrete-based construction effort: how to account for creep and shrinkage. Using its world-class laboratory, CTLGroup conducted the creep and shrinkage testing critical for the structural analysis of the building. Additionally, much of the technology used to design and analyze the high-strength concrete necessary for the project came from the extensive work CTLGroup did for other tall buildings.

Because of its international reputation for accuracy and notable contributions to other world-famous buildings, CTLGroup was considered the “go-to” firm for concrete materials technology for the project.

According to Bill Baker of Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, “CTLGroup was a great resource and made a major contribution to the success of Burj Khalifa.”


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Structural Engineering + Evaluation

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Structural + Transportation Laboratory

The Burj Khalifa is twice as tall as the Empire State Building and three times taller than the Eiffel Tower.

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