Raft completed for 23 Marina tower
/ 1 May 2007
DUBAI ó Hircon International yesterday announced the completion of the raft for 23 Marina, thus setting the next stage for construction of the 90 storey tower. The sub-structure which includes excavation, piling works and the diaphragm wall have already been completed and the main structure works are in full swing.
Dubai Civil Engineering, the main contractors, commenced work on the main structure for this iconic tower upon obtaining the building permit from Dubai Municipality in December 2006. According to Mr. R. P. Ranganatha, GM of Hircon International, "Pile capping, treatment to diaphragm wall, blinding, water proofing and all such allied works were undertaken with round the clock schedule before completing the main raft itself. Nearly 150,000 man hours from all ranks and cadres have gone into the completion of the main raft which encompasses 1400 tonnes of steel and 7000 cubic metres of concrete and is three metres thick.""The completion of the raft would ensure that the main structure is safe and is in accordance with the UAE and international building regulations. Our directors Darshan Hiranandani and Abid Junaid are pleased with the pace of the construction work and are confident that we will complete the tower on time," Ranganatha added.