08 May 2008

Main contractor Taisei Corporation of Japan is currently conducting pile load tests at property developer Nakheel's Al Mas Tower, Dubai. The 350 m high, 65-storey, 160000 m2 tower includes a four level basement with parking for 1700 cars. Part of the Jumeirah Lakes development it will be the focal point of the Dubai Metals and Commodity Centre. It will house the region's only diamond exchange – the Dubai Diamond Exchange (Almas means ‘diamond’ in Arabic). Construction is scheduled to finish in 2007. Faithful & Gould is the project manager and WS Atkins & Partners is the consultant.

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