To get the world’s tallest building to stretch beyond 800 meters (slide-1), workers jacked, in eight lifts, a steel-pipe pinnacle from a lifting apparatus within the steel spire (slide-2). Crews are expected to finish the cladding, including the spire’s cover (slide-3), several months before the projected fall finish. Slide Show
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.