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Featured Buildings Involving Emaar Properties, PJSC

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Undoubtedly one of the wonders of the modern world, Burj Khalifa is graceful and elegant as it reaches upward with seeming ease.

The Address

The Address, Dubai

Located across the Dubai Fountain from Burj Khalifa, The Address Downtown Dubai provides stunning views of the world's first megatall tower.

23 Marina

23 Marina, Dubai

23 Marina was the tallest all residential skyscraper in the world when it was completed in 2012.

Marina 101

Marina 101, Dubai

With architectural elements reminiscent of art-deco design, Marina 101 stands out in a city full of supertall structures.

Burj Vista Tower

Burj Vista Tower, Dubai

Part of a complex, these residential towers include a variety of amenities: a gymnasium, swimming pools, badminton court, multimedia hall, and play rooms.

About Emaar Properties, PJSC

Emaar Properties PJSC, a Dubai-based Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer and provider of premier lifestyles. Emaar has been shaping the landscapes and lives in the Emirate since the company’s inception in 1997.

The company specializes in creating value-added, master-planned communities that meet the full spectrum of lifestyle needs. A highlight of Emaar’s approach to developing integrated lifestyle destinations is Downtown Dubai, home of Burj Khalifa.

While continuing to actively pursue expansion in its core business of innovative, high quality real estate development, Emaar has diversified into related business lines to further build value for its shareholders. Emaar’s focused expansion and diversification strategy sees it firmly positioned to take global center-stage as a multinational and diversified business group.

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Emaar Properties, PJSC at CTBUH

Burj Khalifa to Host 2018 Conference Opening VIP Reception

4 Apr 2018, CTBUH News – CTBUH is pleased to announce that Emaar Properties is supporting the 2018…

CTBUH Team Travels to Dubai

31 Jan 2018, CTBUH News – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel-Miller…

CTBUH and AIA Highlight 2017's Top Middle Eastern Architects

CTBUH and AIA Highlight 2017's Top Middle Eastern Architects

4 Oct 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Dubai and AIA Middle East partnered to host an event that focused on this…

Emaar Properties, PJSC at CTBUH

Burj Khalifa to Host 2018 Conference Opening VIP Reception
4 Apr 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH is pleased to announce that Emaar Properties is supporting the 2018 Conference as Diamond sponsor, and will host the Opening VIP Reception at Burj Khalifa.
CTBUH Team Travels to Dubai
31 Jan 2018, Dubai – CTBUH News
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel-Miller traveled to Dubai in preparation for the 2018 Middle East Conference.
CTBUH and AIA Highlight 2017's Top Middle Eastern Architects
4 Oct 2017, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Dubai and AIA Middle East partnered to host an event that focused on this year's top Middle Eastern architects and interior designers.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Changsha Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Changsha – Tour Report
The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New-Ark Hotel. The group also visited Broad’s construction site of a 59-story tower.
CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
Georges Binder, Belgium Country Leader, recently joined with Executive Master Immobilier to conduct a study trip on tall buildings to the United Arab Emirates.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Three
21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the third day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the plenary on the past, present, and future World's Tallest Buildings.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…
Technical Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
4 Mar 2008, Dubai – Tour Report
Tours to experience five seminal projects in Dubai including the Burj Dubai, the Emirates Towers, the Index Tower, the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Platinum Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
Social Networking Events, CTBUH 8th World Congress
2-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Event Report
There were many social networking opportunities at the Congress including a golf outing, networking lunches, and a grand dinner.
CTBUH 4th Annual Awards Contributor
18 Oct 2005, New York City – Awards Event
The CTBUH 4th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in the Astor Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.

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Mohamed Ali Alabbar

Mohamed Ali Alabbar

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Koen Meert

Koen Meert

CTBUH Awards Structural Engineering Jury, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mohammad Kaiser Azad

Mohammad Kaiser Azad

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CTBUH Leaders at Emaar Properties, PJSC

Mohamed Ali Alabbar

Mohamed Ali Alabbar

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Koen Meert

Koen Meert

CTBUH Awards Structural Engineering Jury, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mohammad Kaiser Azad

Mohammad Kaiser Azad

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bashar Kassab

Bashar Kassab

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fadi Al Shakhshir

Fadi Al Shakhshir

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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CTBUH Resources Involving Emaar Properties, PJSC

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Winner

Award of Excellence

Highest Special-Purpose Spaces

29 Jul 2019 – CTBUH Journal Issue III

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018

Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
CTBUH Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
CTBUH Research

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Videos

Energy-Centered Maintenance
23 Oct 2018 – Fadi Al Shakhshir, Emaar Properties
This presentation covers an innovative maintenance approach called Energy-Centered Maintenance (ECM). The purpose of ECM is to develop a proactive maintenance approach focused on the analysis of equipment operational parameters, to ensure they are…
Digital FM – The New Era (Case Study: Burj Khalifa)
23 Oct 2018 – Bashar Kassab, Emaar Properties
The world’s tallest building. A living wonder. A stunning work of art. An incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all of that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa is…
Building Momentum: How Burj Khalifa Changed Dubai and the Middle East
23 Oct 2018 – Douglas Voigt, SOM
As the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa is renowned globally as a feat of engineering and architectural elegance. Beyond its role as the world’s tallest, Burj Khalifa has become an emblem for the ongoing growth of the United Arab…
Mastering the Challenges: Lessons from the Recent Past
23 Oct 2018 – David Bradford, Turner International Middle East Ltd
There may not be a better definition than this year’s theme of “Polycentric Cities,” when it comes to describing Dubai. Polycentric cities of vertical urbanism are developing at mega-speed. Visionary leaders of Dubai, along with mega-developers like…
Polycentric vs. Monocentric: The Future of Vertical Urbanism?
22 Oct 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference; Chair: Steve Watts, alinea Consulting; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Koon Hean Cheong, Housing & Development Board; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; and Peter Murray
Numerous cities are now developing along polycentric lines, with several urban “nodes” focused around tall building clusters that often compete for commerce, attention and investment within the same city. This dispersed approach to urban density…
The Future of Tall Building Technology
22 Oct 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; William Baker, SOM
Since their earliest form, tall buildings have stood as technological marvels, reflecting the latest advancements in materials, methodologies, and tools. These two technologies continue to be the leading drivers of tall buildings today, though the…
Vertical Light – Burj Khalifa: Vertical Urbanism Illuminated
20 Oct 2018 – Kevin Frary, Fisher Marantz Stone
The physical manifestation of urban density in polycentric cities often results in a unique and recognizable skyline. The nighttime expression of that skyline is revealed and accentuated by lighting. Illuminated tower tops highlight the undulating…
Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
16 Mar 2017 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall features presentations by Antony Wood of CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti of…
The Ledge, Tilt, SkySlide and Other Attractions: Rejuvenating Observation Decks
19 Oct 2016 – Jason Gabel, CTBUH
Over the past few years, numerous existing observation decks have been completely reinvented, partly in an effort to compete with newcomers on the market, but also to capitalize on the public’s desire to see cities in new and exciting ways. Thus, in…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup present in the 2016 China Conference…
CTBUH Video Interview – Jon Pickard
18 Oct 2016 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton
Jon Pickard of Pickard Chilton is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jon discusses the local economic impacts of tall buildings.
Panel Discussion: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?
18 Oct 2016 – Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almsteadm, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp
Given the right amount of space and acceptable economic incentives, many believe that the limit to how high a building can go is potentially much higher than the thresholds being achieved today. This panel discussion convened colleagues from…
CTBUH Video Interview – Abrar Sheriff
16 Oct 2016 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Abrar Sheriff, Turner International
Abrar Sheriff of Turner International is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Abrar discusses the planning and construction process for supertall and megatall building projects around the world.
Interview: Nicholas Billotti
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Chairman, Turner International LLC
Nicholas Billotti, Chairman, Turner International LLC, discusses the contruction industry with Chris Bentley, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Billotti is the 2015 recipient of the Fazlur R. Khan…
Interview: Adrian Smith
26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Adrian discusses the sustainability of supertall buildings.
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Dr. Peter Irwin, RWDI Consulting Engineers
Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, Burj Khalifa, the Trump International Hotel &…
Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu
Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural application of stainless steel (the Chrysler Building) this…
Blades of Steel: Understanding the Limits of Metal Façade Design
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners
Metal claddings frequently skin our tall buildings. They provide the texture and shine that help distinguish one glass tower from the next. Like the fabric on a well-tailored suit, metal claddings provide the pleasing lines that ornament our façades…
Interview: Jon Galsworthy
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jon Galsworthy, RWDI
Jon Galsworthy of RWDI is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Jon discusses the sustainability of tall buildings.
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown Chicago. Mr. Baker has developed an international reputation in the design and…
Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Clyde Baker
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal Winner, discusses his lifetime work as a geotechnical engineer including working on 7 of the 16 world's tallest buildings. He discusses some of his work including the Petronas Towers…
Incorporating Historic Elements in Façade Design
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at 2013 London Conference Interviews; Bashar Kayali, Al Ghurair Construction
The aesthetic impact of a building façade goes beyond the overall appearance of the individual building, it has the ability to define the surrounding public spaces and in many cases it translates the identity of a society with regards to its cultural…
Burj Khalifa: Creating the World’s Tallest Integrated “Vertical City”
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Bradford, Turner International
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is more than simply an icon for fast-growing Dubai. Emaar Properties created the world’s most dramatic example of an integrated vertical city, combining residential space, a luxury hotel, restaurants,…
Interview: Creating Spaces
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Gordon shares the status of the Kingdom Tower, the next tallest building at over 1,000 meters, and…
The Next Generation of Ultra High-Rise Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting
In recent times, several invitations have been issued by Governmental and Private Bodies to develop the next tallest building in the world, often with target heights twice the current record. In response to these invitations, an informal “think tank…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This presentation presents the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, from Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower, completed in 1999, to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: 40 Years of Designing the Supertall
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
As one of the world’s foremost experts on supertall buildings, Adrian has contributed greatly to the development of this highly specialized building type. Adrian will discuss his life’s work in tall buildings, including landmark towers such as the…
The Evolution of an Idea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
In this talk, Adrian Smith traces the origin of the skyscraper from the early 20th-century tripedal designs to beyond the world's next tallest building.
Burj Khalifa - Benefits and Challenges
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Rhys Williams, Honeywell
To provide an insight into the challenges faced, successes and lessons learned during the construction and commissioning phases of the Burj Khalifa project. To share with the audience Honeywell's experiences and how similar projects can be structured…
The Development of Full Scale Structural Health Monitoring Program for the Burj Khalifa
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq presents "The Development of Full Scale Structural Health Monitoring Program for the Burj Khalifa, State of the Art Report".
Fire and Life Safety for the New Generation of Supertall Buildings
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
After the events of 9/11, why are we still building not only tall buildings, but supertall buildings? The answer to that question leads to a discussion on the unprecedented trends in Globalization, Urbanization and Sustainability as well as the…
Interview: Burj Khalifa
21 Oct 2010 – 2010 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; K. J. Kim, Samsung C&T
K. J. Kim of Samsung is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2010 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. K. J. speaks about the construction of his Burj Khalifa project which is the CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building…
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2010
The 9th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. In a surprise move the CTBUH announced that the Burj Khalifa had won the inaugural new "Global Icon"…
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Burj Khalifa: A New Typology for Tall Buildings
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; William Baker & George J. Efstathiou, SOM
The Burj Khalifa’s unprecedented height required substantial innovation in design techniques, building systems, and construction processes. The building reaches its incredible height in a graceful and beautiful form, Y-shaped in plan and carefully…
Supertalls: The Next-Generation
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; William Baker, SOM
With the completion of the Burj Dubai, one is left to question: how much higher can we go? Undoubtedly, the lessons learned during the design and construction of Burj Dubai will inform the development of the next generation of supertalls. Equally…
Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Aaron Vanney, RJA
This presentation identifies the past code requirements of the International Building Code and the Building Construction and Safety Code for the protection of elevators. These requirements will also be compared to those adopted in Europe (EN 81),…
Sustainable Strategies for High-Rise Buildings
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Russell Gilchrist, SOM
High rise buildings present opportunities for passive and active sustainable strategies that are not so readily available to their less tall counterparts. This presentation demonstrates through Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s current project work how…
Interview: Burj Dubai
23 Oct 2009 – CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties
H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar of Emaar Properties is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Alabbar talks about Emaar's soon to be completed Burj Dubai, which, when it opens, will…
Session 5 - Quest for the World's Tallest Q & A
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S5 speaker panel consisting of: His Excellency Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC; Eric Kuhne, Founding Principal, Eric Kuhne Associates; and Mark Mitcheson-Low, Managing Director, Woods Bagot Middle East, took questions…
The World’s Tallest as Economic Stimulus
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties
As the Burj Dubai nears completion in 2009, the Burj has been well documented in both design and technical terms. Envisaged as the "jewel in the crown" of a much larger urban development however, and as a widely varied mixed-use building, the…
A Vision for the World’s Tallest
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; HE Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar
HE Mohamad Ali Alabbar of Emaar discussed the many planning phases which took place in order to see the Burj Dubai realized at the CTBUH 8th World Congress, Dubai.
Designing the Burj Dubai
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith, founding partner of Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill, discussed the design process of Burj Dubai with the audience of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. When completed in 2009, the Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world and…
Engineering the World’s Tallest
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; William Baker, D. Stanton Korista & Lawrence C. Novak, SOM
William Baker, SOM, talked about the structural engineering of Burj Dubai at the CTUH 8th Wrold Congress in Dubai. He mentioned that the goal of the Burj Dubai Tower was not simply to be the world’s highest building; but to embody the world’s highest…
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Kyung Jun Kim & Jae Ho Kim, Samsung
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung, discussed the construction planning of the Burj Dubai Project at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The presentation also briefly presented an overview of the structural system of the tower’s design and construction,…
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, RJA
Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, Rolf Jensen & Associates, presented the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements developed for Burj Dubai at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. The Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements range from…
Façade Access for the Burj Dubai and other Articulating Towers
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Lee Herzog, Citadel / Lerch Bates
Lee Herzog from Lerch Bates, discussed the design of façade access equipment with the advent of supertall towers at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Often the height and complexity of a building require the incorporation of multiple Building…
Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World's Tallest Buildings
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Clyde N. Baker & Tony A. Kiefer, AECOM
Clyde Baker and Tony Keifer, AECOM, highlighted the advantages of having a peer reviewer involved in the foundation design from the start of the project at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The problems and questionable value of after-the-fact…

Papers/Research

Highest Special-Purpose Spaces
29 Jul 2019 – CTBUH Journal Issue III
Since humans first began constructing tall buildings, history has been cluttered with claims of all manner of “highest” records. In this study, we examine those claims to unconventional or “special-purpose” spaces that would ordinarily be found in…
The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,478, marking an increase of 141…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in…
The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or greater height. Ten years later, there are now 387 such buildings either completed or topped…
Towering Aspirations in Dubai and Beyond
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties
In 2008, CTBUH held its Eighth World Congress in Dubai, at which time the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was still under construction. His Excellency Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, took the stage to address the…
Residential High-Rises in Dubai: Typologies, Tendencies and Development Prospects
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; Elena M. Generalova & Viktor P. Generalov, Samara State Technical University
This study discusses the current typologies of high-rise housing prevalent in Dubai. The uniqueness, trends and prospects of Dubai tall, residential development are analyzed. The regional specifics of the typology in Dubai, at the site, building and…
Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers
As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts, ideally all offering something…
Developments of Structural Systems Toward Mile-High Towers
1 Sep 2018 – International Journal of High-rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 3; Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture
Tall buildings which began from about 40 m tall office towers in the late 19th century have evolved into mixed-use megatall towers over 800 m. It is expected that even mile-high towers will soon no longer be a dream. Structural systems have always…
World’s Tallest Buildings with Dampers
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue III; CTBUH Research
As tall buildings continue to be built in seismically-active and cyclone-prone areas, the need to augment the structures of these buildings with dynamic modification devices (in this case, dampers) to counteract these forces is growing. This data…
How to Protect High-Rise Egress Routes?
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Grzegorz Sypek, SMAY Group
Recent, tragic high-rise fires have underscored a fundamental issue: the lack of protected escape routes in tall buildings. As we build a greater volume of ever-higher buildings, greater scrutiny is needed to protect those under design, as well as…
2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I
This 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with a total of 144 completions. Notably, 2017 was also…
The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; CTBUH Staff, CTBUH
In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,319, marking an increase of 12.3% from 2016, and a…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range in scale…
Debating Tall: Do Cladding Fire Codes & Tests Need Changing?
28 Apr 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue II; Phil Barry, CWB Fire Safety Consultants Ltd; Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk UK
A series of high-profile fires in tall buildings in the Middle East has raised concerns about standards for fire protection in exterior cladding on these buildings. Two fire safety experts weigh in on both sides of the question, “Do cladding fire…
Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of “Vertical Cities”
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Keith Brooks, Julio Maggi, Derek Roy & Bryony Day, ARCADIS
Tall building construction can benefit from a programmatic approach. By looking at the overall development as a whole program of works, identifying the deliverables required to achieve desired business outcomes, managing the interfaces with the…
Reflecting on the Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai 2010
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment Inc & Prisme International
Dubai is a city that emerged in only a decade. Though facing successive challenges it has built an attractive reputation around the world. Criticized and envied, it multiplies the superlatives and keeps being talked about. Its notoriety is impressive…
World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than observation decks. Often adding an important source of revenue for the structures that…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings in this category.
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James H. Antell, RJA; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts in the recent generation of high rise buildings starting with “early” 1990’s designs in China and trace the development of new active and passive features that have followed and are…
Burj Khalifa: Creating the World’s Tallest Integrated “Vertical City”
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Fred Durie, Emaar Properties
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is more than simply an icon for fast-growing Dubai. Emaar Properties created the world’s most dramatic example of an integrated vertical city, combining residential space, a luxury hotel, restaurants,…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The paper traces the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, the Jin Mao Tower (1999) to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017. He discusses his contextual approach to design, which…
Validating the Structural Behavior and Response of Burj Khalifa
Mar 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 1; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
New generation of tall and complex buildings systems are now introduced that are reflective of the latest development in materials, design, sustainability, construction, and IT technologies. While the complexity in design is being overcome by the…
Debating Tall: A Supertall Future in the US?
27 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Paul Beitler, Beitler Real Estate Services LLC
In 1990, only 11 buildings in the world could be counted as a “supertall” (defined as a building over 300 meters tall), and all but one could be found in the United States. By the end of 2011, the number of supertall buildings in the world had risen…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Burj Khalifa Dubai, UAE
13 Jan 2012 – Corporate Publication
As the world’s tallestbuilding, the Burj Khalifasets the standard for whatarchitecture and designshould be. At 828 meters,the building houses the highest swimming pool, mosque and observation deck in the world. A desert flower native to the region,…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
Validating the Dynamics of the Burj Khalifa
May 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Historically, tall building design and construction relied solely on minimum building code requirements. While many research and monitoring programs have been implemented, these programs are yet to be systematically validated and/or holistically…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
Tallest World Records
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Includes records of the tallest buildings/structures according to function and structural material, the highest spaces according to function, and some lesser-known titles such as the world’s tallest timber building, tallest religious buildings,…
A New Urbanity: The Relationship between Towers and Urbanism
Nov 2010 – Proceedings of ICE; Stefan Krummeck, Terry Farrell & Partners
The prevailing skyline of the world's developed and developing cities demonstrates an ever-increasing prevalence of tall buildings forming a new urban model. This paper examines the relationship between towers and urbanism.
Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Ali Sherif S. Rizk, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants
During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed towers are primarily made of reinforced concrete.
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…
The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349 meters, up from 286 meters in 2000, an increase of 22%. This is almost double the…
The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World’s Tallest Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Tony A. Kiefer, Steven W. Nicoson & Khaldoun Fahoum, STS Consultants, Ltd.
This paper presents the authors’ views based on experiences on the role of peer review in the cost effective foundation design of very tall buildings. Different types of peer review and possible scopes are described along with relevant…
Façade Access for the Burj Dubai and other Articulating Towers
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Lee Herzog, Lerch Bates Inc.
With the advent of supertall towers, and in some cases, articulating architectural features, the designing of façade access equipment has necessarily become increasingly complex. However, safety and user friendly designs are still the paramount…
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jon M. Evenson & Aaron F. Vanney, RJA
This paper will review the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements that are currently being developed to assist the Burj Dubai Management Team in managing various crises. Readers will gain an understanding of the challenges facing the Burj…
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project, Dubai, UAE
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Kyung Jun Kim & Jae Ho Kim, Samsung C&T
The focus of this paper will be on the construction planning of the Burj Dubai tower, this paper will briefly present an overview of the structural system of the tower’s design and construction, which are integrated from the early design concept.
Engineering the World’s Tallest - Burj Bubai
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; William F. Baker, D. Stanton Korista & Lawrence C. Novak, SOM
The goal of the Burj Dubai Tower is not simply to be the world’s highest building; it’s to embody the world’s highest aspirations.
Burj Dubai: Designing the World's Tallest
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper discusses the process of the Burj Dubai's design, offering insights into the refinement and development of the design in response to programmatic requirements, structural wind-tunnel testing and other issues related to the design of a…
Burj Dubai: Designing the World’s Tallest
3 Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper discusses the process of the Burj Dubai's design, offering insights into the refinement and development of the design in response to programmatic requirements, structural wind-tunnel testing and other issues related to the design of the…
Burj Dubai Stack Effect - Passive Stack Effect Mitigation Measures in the Design of the World's Tallest Building
Nov 2007 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2007; Peter A. Weismantle & Luke Leung, SOM
The purpose of this paper is to outline the challenges related to stack effect faced by the Burj Dubai design team and to describe the measures taken to mitigate them. The writer hastens to add that this process is still ongoing and will continue…
Burj Dubai: An Architectural Technical Design Case Study
Oct 2007 – CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Peter A. Weismantle, Gregory L. Smith & Mohamed Sheriff, SOM
Beyond the aesthetics of the architectural design, the realization of Burj Dubai is very much a technical design effort. Every system in the Tower must be optimized because of the physical and economic constraints of a super high rise building.
The Wind Engineering of the Burj Dubai Tower
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Peter Irwin, RWDI
The Burj Dubai tower will be the world’s tallest building by a wide margin when completed. Wind is the dominant lateral load and thus governed many aspects of the architectural and structural design. In order to optimize the design for wind an…
The World’s Tallest Building, Burj Dubai, U.A.E.
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; William F. Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
In this paper, the process of shaping the 2000 ft tower, Burj Dubai, in order to mitigate wind effects and assist in resisting loads is discussed. In addition, the building’s structural systems are presented and discussed.

Emaar Properties, PJSC Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 41 Completed14 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 6 Completed1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function residential, 38 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 52 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Emaar Properties, PJSC