Burj Khalifa Essay

4567 Words May 23rd, 2011 19 Pages
School of Economics Finance and Management Project Management

From Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa

Candidate Number: 40318

Bristol, 2011

Words Count: 3779

From Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa

Contents
Contents ..........................................................................................................................................II Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 1 1 Background for Burj Khalifa ............................................................................................... 1 2 Burj Dubai As A Project
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[2] Based on the government‟s tourism oriented strategy, building a world tallest building decision was launched. "It's the only address in the world. Imagine your card: 'The Grand Pyramid of Dubai'! ". Salem Moosa, developer of Burj Dubai said so when he was interviewed by Megan K. Stack from Los Angeles Times. [2] Excavation work for Burj Khalifa began in January 2004 and over the ensuing years to its completion; the building passed many important milestones on its goal to become the tallest man-made structure the world has ever seen. Generally speaking, the idea of Burj Dubai was following the economy diversify strategy in Dubai, aims to attract more tourism and investment and make Dubai a landmark among the world.

2 Burj Dubai As A Project
According to Passenhein(2009) [3], it was just a few decades ago, in the 1950s, that modern project management was first seen as an individual subject within the area of economics sciences. Project management nowadays is regarded as very high priority as all companies or organizations are involved in implementing new undertakings, innovations and changes etc. To prove Burj Dubai is a project and use project management theories, the first thing to do is to define what a project is. Kerzner (1998) [4] defines a project as “A specific objective to be completed within certain specifications, with defined start and end date, funding limits
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