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Structural & Geotechnical Design of 50 Storey Tower (Chamber of Commerce) in Dammam City

Project Overview

From the civilization renaissance of Saudi Arabia and keeping up with the industrial and economic development, Dammam city is aiming among other cities of Saudi Arabia to build up high rise towers as part of the renaissance. The chamber of commerce is the focal point investments in eastern province, that’s why it is necessary to build up a high rise tower that shows the important role that chamber of commerce present.

The aim of this project is to design a 50 Storey Tower representing the chamber of commerce in Dammam city. The project includes the selection of the appropriate emplacement of the tower, structural design of the different components of the tower using appropriate computer software (ETABS), and geotechnical investigation which include the design of the appropriate foundation systems of the different parts of the tower. The design was performed using local Saudi Building Codes (i.e. SBC 301 and SBC 303), and the ACI 318-11 Code. Furthermore, multiple and realistic design constraints and rough cost estimation are also included in this project.

Project Objectives

Selecting an adequate structural system that satisfies all architectural and safety requirements in addition to keeping feasibility and cost in a reasonable range. In order to overcome this challenge, we performed several investigations regarding different structural members to apply the proper engineering solutions.

The main objectives and stages of this project are:
  1. Selecting an adequate structural system.
  2. Preliminary design of the structural members.
  3. Modeling of the structural system using ETABS for Design & Analysis.
  4. Geotechnical design of the foundation system.
  5. Writing a technical report.


Final Report

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