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Structural and Geotechnical Design of a Multistory Hotel of Irregular Floor layout in the Half Moon Area

Project Overview

Many citizens and expatriate residents in the Saudi capital routinely travel to the Eastern Province with their families on weekends to bond and take a break from daily routine. It is well known that you have not been to Al-khobar if you haven’t visited Half Moon Bay. The bay, a crescent of soft sand in Al-khobar, is like a semi-lunar arch with several other attractions, such as entertainment zones and amusement cities. Half Moon Bay is a major recreational area for tourists, who throng the area on weekends. Recently, the Half Moon Bay area is undergoing some remarkable developments. Many construction projects were launched in the area. However, the construction of more touristic complex and hotels is still not receiving full consideration.

The aim of this project is to design a multistory hotel of irregular floor layout (i.e. ellipsoidal layout or shape) in the half-moon area; where the soil is susceptible to liquefaction. The project includes the location of the multistory hotel in the half-moon area, structural design of the different elements of the hotel using appropriate computer software (ETABS), and geotechnical investigation which include the proposed solutions for the foundation systems of the multistory ellipsoidal hotel. Two types of foundation system were investigated, including shallow foundations when the area is dynamically compacted and deep foundations (i.e. driven metallic piles).

Project Objectives

The main objectives of this project are to design a multistory hotel of irregular floor layout (i.e. ellipsoidal layout) to be constructed in the half-moon area where the soils are granular and saturated (i.e. susceptible to liquefaction). Moreover, the level of the water table in this case is almost on the surface. The project includes structural and geotechnical design of the multistory hotel of ellipsoidal shape.

The project is composed by the following stages or parts:
  1. Development of the different architectural plans of the multistory hotel (including top and side views plans, and perspectives plans).
  2. Structural design of the multistory hotel of irregular floor layout.
  3. Geotechnical design of the different foundation system: shallow foundations on dynamically compacted soil and piles.


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