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Besix notches up 20 million injury-free hours on Dubai Uptown Tower

Besix credited good teamwork across the project hierarchy for the safety milestone (Photograph courtesy of Besix)
The team building the 340m-high Dubai Uptown Tower this week logged 20 million person-hours without a lost-time injury since work started in January 2019.

Besix Middle East is responsible for detailed engineering and construction for owner Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), who will use part of the skyscraper in the Uptown district for its headquarters.

It topped out in January this year.

Turner International Middle East is supervising construction of the tower, which was designed by architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

WSP and Woods Bagot are structural, technical and architectural consultants, respectively.

Besix credited good teamwork across the project hierarchy, including DMCC, consultants and subcontractors, for the safety milestone.

“Mutual trust, care and respect are the foundations on which Besix Group is building a healthy and safe workplace,” it said. “Besix Group believe that people are the solution and that excellence is achieved through unity and cocreation.”

The tower is designed to be a LEED Gold certified building.

As well as DMCC’s new home, it will house a hotel, luxury apartments, and 46,000 sq m of Grade A office space.

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