There are many stages associated with high-rise construction projects, and the following guide will highlight every phase:
Stage 1. Soil testing.
A solid founding is a must for any high-rise construction project, so the soil must be tested on the available site to learn about ground conditions. This will determine whether or not a solid foundation can be built, and the bearing capacity of the structure can be estimated based on the characteristics of the soil. This information will dictate whether or not stabilization and strength are possible in the long run.
Stage 2. Creation of architectural concepts and design.
Structural features play a very significant role when it comes to the development of high-rise buildings, and it is a must that your entire project features a structurally sound and up-to-code architecture. An architect will collaborate with design engineers for this step.
Stage 3. Obtaining approval.
Blueprints and permits for construction plans will require approval, so you must present these to the right departments and authorities. Proposed construction plans can only be executed once a building permit is obtained, and it’s important to understand that this is a recurring process because different permits will be required at various construction stages.
Stage 4. Site clearance and excavation.
During this phase, all unwanted rubble and debris will be removed from the construction site, as will natural or man-made obstacles so that nothing can hinder the building process. Site clearance and excavation are carried out simultaneously.
Stage 5. Pouring a strong foundation.
High-rise buildings are built with a steady bedrock foundation because the weight of the under-construction structure non-linearly increases with height. This stage is challenging because it can be very difficult to create a rock-solid foundation while bringing it to ground level.
Stage 6. Constructing the basic frame.
Once the foundation has been poured successfully, construction of the basic frame will begin, and this will be constructed with a combination of structural members like beams, slabs and columns. Different materials will be used, like steel and reinforced cement concrete. The whole framing process will be quick if everything goes according to plan, and this step can be repeated for building multiple floors with the same layout.
Stage 7. Installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment.
This includes fire-fighting systems, sanitary pipes, lighting connections, electrical wires and HVAC distribution systems, to name a few examples. Once the last floor of the structure is done, indoor air condition systems will be installed. Depending on the design of the high-rise building, this component may be placed on the rooftop.
Stage 8. The finishing stage.
The last step will involve the completion of the interior and the installation of fixtures. This aspect will vary from one project to another as some may include modern architectural elements. In contrast, other projects will focus on contemporary wood or wrought iron fixtures. Windows, doors, cabinets, countertops and elevators will also be installed during this stage.
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