February 23, 2021
Diera is one of the oldest communities in Dubai, sustaining on the front of the famous Dubai Creek. With its rich culture and tradition, the Diera Community is one of the most important economic hubs in the region.
The Deira Waterfront Development is strategically placed in the northern area of the Deira District, right across the street where the old Souqs and the Dubai Creek is located. It is planned to ensure the natural growth of the city, driving economic success and vitality of the area. Regenerating one of the oldest communities of the city will not only preserve the unique cultural values but will be extremely crucial for the city’s economic success.
The Deira Waterfront Development Project is in close proximity to the central destination and aims to have several fun components like leisure facilities, parks, and plazas, bicycle routes, transportation hubs along with retail facilities. It also involves the construction of several new plazas, mixed-use buildings, and green open spaces.
Apart from the new construction, the existing shops, commercial zones, parking, hotels, etc will also be improved to blend with the description of mixed-use development. The intention is to have a unique and beautiful seafront.
The Waterfront Project allows the Diera community to creatively and intelligently to blend the past, present, and future while preserving the heritage and culture.
Phase 1 of the Deira Waterfront Project involved the development of 30 plots along the waterfront, with each having its own set of developments and designs.
One such plot, Plot-13 is situated in the north area of Dubai in the Deira District. The Mixed Development at Plot 13 involved the construction of a two-level basement (approximately 10 m deep excavation) between the Al Shindagha tunnel and the Dubai Metro Green Line tunnel.
The shoring work was in close vicinity to both the tunnels, with the nearest edge only 10m from the Green Line Tunnel and 15m from the existing Al Shindagha Road tunnel. The involvement of heavy construction activities so near the tunnels made it crucial and necessary to monitor the areas.
Let’s take a look at the proposed monitoring solution by Encardio Rite, followed by the instrumentation of the site.
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With a considerable risk involved due to the existing tunnels, the main intention of the instrumentation and monitoring procedure was to systematically recognize any design risks caused by the construction. For complete safety, it was crucial to monitor the response of ground, groundwater, and viaduct foundations during the construction period.
The Turnkey Services Included:
Encardio Rite provided instrumentation and monitoring services for the ongoing excavation work as well as for the existing metro and road runnels.
Let’s take a look at the geotechnical sensors and instruments used during the process.
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The sensor installation in the existing metro tunnel was a crucial and time-constrained task as the metro trains only allowed 2 hours at midnight for the installation. For critical geotechnical sensors, online monitoring was carried on with the help of our range of advanced automatic data loggers and data acquisition systems. For online monitoring of geodetic points, Automatic Total Stations (ATS) with complex control boxes were used.
The Monitored and Recorded Data was made available through our web-based Data Management System to the concerned parties, making it accessible through their desktops. Monitoring Reports were formulated and submitted for the geotechnical and geodetic monitoring data on a daily and weekly basis. Monitoring reports also included the interpretations of variations observed in instrument data concerning the construction progress in the respective area.
This brings us to the end of our Case Study on Deira Waterfront Development. Hope you found it interesting.
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