Tall buildings foundation systems - design process and take-off

Hi everyone, 

I am a new entry in GeWorld. 

I am a recently graduated Civil Engineer and I am interested in foundations for high-rise. Could you please tell me which are the most expert firms/companies in tall buildings design? Also, are there any available and reliable data on concrete raft and piles take-offs for the tallest buildings (Burji Khalifa for ex.)?

Thank you very much!

Design Soil Mechanics / Geotechnical Deep Foundations

1 Answer

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Dimitrios Zekkos


Prof. Harry Poulos has,, among others, been doing a lot of work in this area. I think you will benefit from this paper:

Harry G. Poulos (2012) Foundation Design for Tall Buildings. Geotechnical Engineering State of the Art and Practice: pp. 786-809. doi: 10.1061/9780784412138.0028 that you can access here: