Completion of study takes the project to 100% design development
BMT, an international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy, has announced the completion of its study on the design of the 928m Dubai Creek Tower.
Developed by Emaar Properties, the tower has been designed by Santiago Calatrava, the internationally known architect and engineer, who is leading its design and engineering work. In a statement, BMT said that the completion of its study has taken the project to 100% design development. BMT Fluid Mechanics, a subsidiary of BMT Group, had been appointed as the wind engineering consultant for The Tower by the building consultancy Aurecon, the engineer/architect-of-record for the $1bn structure which will soar 100m taller than the Burj Khalifa.
The superstructure comprises three key elements: a concrete core, a steel frame structure on top of the concrete core, and a distinctive net of steel stay-cables that attach to a central reinforced concrete column. At the top of the tower is an oval-shaped bud that will house several observation decks, offering 360-degree views of the city and beyond. The structure will also be equipped with a lighting system that will evoke the features of a flower bud, hovering at the very top of the building. BMT said that its wind engineering experts have completed aerodynamic shape optimisation studies, wind loading analyses and façade wind pressure assessments.