CPP Collects Data About How the World’s Tallest Building Moves
Monitoring the motion of the Burj Khalifa
CPP operated an active building motion monitoring system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. At 828 m in height, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and CPP monitored its performance under seismic and wind loading conditions. These measurements formed an integral part of the Building Management System and provided a direct comparison between predicted and actual performance during extreme wind or seismic events. As part of this project, CPP installed monitoring equipment throughout the building to give an overall picture of any building motion that occurs and the causes of that motion. Information from accelerometers, anemometers and GPS systems are locally and centrally logged, with both raw data and key statistics delivered in real time to key members of the operations and design teams.
CPP is delighted to have played a key role in conducting the measurement work for this landmark project, work that will advance the structural design of super-tall buildings in years to come.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)