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Al Khuwair Building


GEG has been engaged to provide engineering design for the Al Khuwair Mixed-Use development with a deployment area of approximately 4,500 m².

The building with a total area of approximately 30.000 m² has three underground basement levels to be used as parking and retail. They are enclosed by 0.50 m reinforced concrete retaining walls. The water level was found close to the ground floor level, being necessary a raft foundation.

The building, with 8 upper floors for commercial, offices and residential use, comprises four structural independent buildings separated by movement joints provided to control temperature, moisture, acoustic and ground movements.

From Level -3 to Level 0 it was adopted a flat slab solution, and from Level 1 to the Roof Level was adopted a two-way solid slab system. Flat slabs have a thickness of 0.30m while the solid slabs have 0.20m. The one exception is Level 1 that has a 0.3 m two way solid slab thickness.

Vertical transportation is facilitated using a combination of mechanical lifts and stairs. Lift and stairs shafts are formed using reinforced concrete cores.

The material adopted in all structural elements is reinforced concrete.

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WindStone International
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Detailed design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing design, Coordination of the engineering disciplines
Muscat, Oman
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