Logo - CCME
Digital Issue - CCME

ACTS bags Saudi tower testing project

Will carry out quality control in the construction of the world’s first kilometre-tall building

| | Mar 7, 2014 | 10:05 am
Share this story

Will carry out quality control in the construction of the world’s first kilometre-tall building

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), a consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has announced that it has been commissioned to carry out the quality control of all construction materials that will be used in the Kingdom Tower project, touted to be the world’s first kilometre-high skyscraper, currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

ACTS gave further details: Kingdom Tower, the centrepiece and first construction phase of the Kingdom City development, is designed to be over 1,000 metres tall (3,280 feet), encompassing a total construction area of 530,000 square metres (5.7 million square feet). The building will have 200 floors, 160 of which are habitable. Its preliminary cost is set at USD 1.23 billion, and is expected to overshadow Dubai’s Burj Khalifa by at least 173 metres (568 feet).

ACTS said that it would be mobilising world-class testing equipment and expert professionals to do the third-party testing works on about half a million cubic metres of concrete and around 80,000 tonnes of steel to be used on the mega project, deploying around 100 expert staff. A fully equipped site laboratory will perform day-to-day quality control operations, while specialised testing services will be conducted at its laboratory in Briman area in Jeddah, reportedly one of the largest testing facilities in the Middle East.

Nabil Batrawi, Project Director, Saudi Bin Ladin Group (SBG), said: “We selected ACTS after a thorough evaluation of their capabilities and strength. We look forward to working with them to ensure this project receives the best attention to quality it deserves.”

Khaled Awad, Chairman of ACTS, added, “We will be investing our experience and knowledge to provide accurate, traceable and reliable test information in the largest megatall building in the world.”

Share this story

Feedback for this story

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *