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concrete compressive strength of the raft was 50 MPa (cube
compressive strength), and the strength in the piles varied
from 55 to 80 MPa (56-day cube compressive strength).
To provide an appropriate level of durability to the subgrade
concrete construction, the effect of the corrosive environment on
both the concrete and the concrete reinforcement was consid-
ered. Cement with a moderate heat of hydration and a moder-
ate resistance to sulfates (type II) was specified for the subgrade
construction. This cement was determined to be the most ap-
propriate compromise between the corrosion resistance require-
ments and the need to control the curing temperature of the
4.0 m thick mat in Kuwait’s hot desert environment.
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An aerial photo of the site indicates the density of the site but also makes clear the proxim- ity of the Persian Gulf. One of the objec- tives in creating the supertall tower was to maximize views toward the water.
SEPTEMBER 2012 Civil Engineering