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Aykon City in Dubai ... raft foundation for Tower C now complete.

Aykon City in Dubai ... raft foundation for Tower C now complete.

Foundation set for Aykon City tower

December 2018

The raft foundation for Tower C of Aykon City, a four-million-sq-ft development centrally located between Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Water Canal, has been completed, according to Damac, its developer.

The setting of the foundation slab, the second one at the development, saw over 288,600 cu ft of concrete poured within a 30-hour period, and requiring more than 1,500 tonnes of steel.

“The foundation work presented a complex challenge for the project management team as the site is in the middle of a busy metropolitan area,” says Niall McLoughlin, senior vice president at Damac. “To ensure that the setting of the raft did not disturb the flow of traffic in the area, the team orchestrated the job across several shifts, ensuring to complete the feat within 30 hours.”

The slab required concrete to be poured in a temperature-controlled environment. With the completion of the foundation, construction can now begin on the main columns and core walls.

Slated for completion in 2021, the multi-tower Aykon City community, centred in the heart of Dubai, consists of residences with ample lifestyle facilities, serviced apartments, a hotel property and office spaces.  

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