Here’s a great video of the Burj Khalifa (formally the Burj Dubai) in the UAE. The Burj as you may know is the world’s tallest building. We were lucky enough to see it for real last year and it is amazing in real life, as well as very elegant for such a huge structure. The tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
Quick facts: At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
Tallest building in the world
Tallest free-standing structure in the world
Highest number of stories in the world
Highest occupied floor in the world
Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
Tallest service elevator in the world
The below video shows a full 3D construction model of the Burj and a 3D simulation of it being constructed (sometimes called 4D, 3D + time). It’s great to see 3D BIM (Building Information Models) being used to produce informative videos and simulations such as these. It’s another great step in the leverage that BIM really brings and I’m sure we will see a lot more of this.