The Global Business School is the first initiative in Saudi Arabia with a vision to offer world-class executive education to corporate and public sectors organizations in collaboration with world’s top colleges and universities such as Harvard and Imperial College London.

Building Metrics:
Total Built-Up Area of 100,000 m². with a capacity of 3,000+ students
Project Value:
AED 120 million (approx.)
Year Completed:
2017 – ongoing

Sectors:
Education
RBG Client:
Benoy
Architect:
Benoy
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering

Key technical challenges

  • The primary tower structure consists of a composite slab and beam structure. Due to the long beam spans and thin slab, extensive analysis for footfall vibration was required to ensure the structure achieved code requirements and client expectations.
  • Working with the existing structure and developing design solutions that strengthened rather than demolished.
  • Extensive co-ordination with the mechanical engineer to develop a strategy that minimised beam penetrations and beam notches.
  • Differential shortening analysis with consideration of mega truss, steel structure, concrete structure and existing structural elements

Environmental performance

  • 5 Star Greenstar
  • 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.

Key technical challenges

The Global Business School Campus will be located in Batterjee Medical City located in Jeddah, KSA, and comprises of two wings from ground level upwards with a combined, single level basement. The basement structure is approximately 135m x 85m on plan.  The main building structure consists of ground level plus 5 storeys and the West Wing has ground level plus 6 storeys.

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