Capitalgate

Capital Gate Tower, Abu Dhabi, UAE

POST-TENSIONING SYSTEMS

 

Project:    
Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Client:     
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

 

Construction period:    
April - September 2008

 

Main contractor:
Al Habtoor Engineering

 

Supplier:
VSL Middle East LLC

 

Scope of supply:
49 tons pre-stressing bars SAS 835/1035 Ø 65 mm, length 16 m, 
160 pcs. anchor plates, cone 30°, 195 pcs. bull nose nuts, 30°, 
160 pcs. couplers, standard stressing couplers and stressing anchorages
    
 

Application:    
Due to the high dynamic loads of the Capital Gate Tower, the basement level core walls of the building are reinforced and pre-stressed with SAS stress bars 835/1035. In order to reduce the required quantity of bars, the conventional rebars are successfully replaced by the high-strength SAS stress bars. With 35 floors and a total area of 50,000 m², the Capital Gate Tower is used as offices and as hotel.