Abu Dhabi Plaza static load testing.

Strainstall Middle East have been contracted by Zetas Zemin Teknolojisi to undertake Bi-Directional Static Load Testing and various other pile tests for the Abu Dhabi Plaza in Kazakhstan.

The project is a new mixed use development in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and is inspired by the Central Market re-development in Abu Dhabi. When completed, the development will comprise of a retail podium, integrated plaza, residential apartments, offices and a hotel quarter. A light railway is also planned that will link it to the international airport of Astana. The tallest tower is 388m and will have 88 floors, creating a new landmark on Astana’s skyline.

Strainstall undertook a range of pile tests, including 7 BDSLT on piles of 1500mm and 1000mm diameter, as well as cross hole sonic logging on 144 piles, pile integrity testing on 400 piles and caliper logging on 151 piles. These tests were used to confirm that the piles could bear the weight of the proposed buildings.