Did you know this about high-rise construction?

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Did you know this about high-rise construction?

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    SRV is building some of Finland’s highest buildings.

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    Eight towers are being built in REDI in the Kalasatama neighbourhood of Helsinki, with the tallest reaching 132 metres. Espoo’s tallest building, Niittyhuippu, and the 16-story Satamaranta Masto in Oulu, 50 meters high, have already been completed. SRV is also planning more skyscrapers for the Keilaniemi district of Espoo, with the tallest having 40 storeys.

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    The world’s tallest building is the 828- metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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    The introduction of a high-rise building into an area can lead to the formation of strong winds between buildings. Wind generally does not cause problems in a low-rise cityscape. It can be controlled with windbreakers, for example.

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    A wind tunnel test is almost always conducted when designing high-rise buildings. A miniature model of the building and its surroundings is built and laboratory tested in a wind tunnel

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    Construction workers on high-rise sites are shielded with a Sky Deck protective structure.

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    A stack effect can also be observed in the stairwells and lifts of high-rise buildings, that is, a strong upwards air current. This is prevented with draught lobbies and a range of door solutions.

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    It is also important to ensure that facade maintenance, such as window washing and seam replacement, can be performed efficiently.