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Dubai: UK firm to work on Emaar’s The Tower

BMT Fluid Mechanics appointed wind engineering consultant for Emaar project, set to be Dubai’s tallest building

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A UK-based firm has won a contract to work on Emaar Properties’ The Tower, which is set to be the tallest building in Dubai.

BMT Fluid Mechanics, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has been appointed as the wind engineering consultant for The Tower, according to a statement from the company.

The company, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is headquartered in London and specialises in wind engineering, architectural aerodynamics and building physics.

The contract was awarded by the building consultancy Aurecon, which is the engineer/architect-of-record for the $1bn structure, which will soar 100 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa.

The Tower, designed by architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, is set to be built at the heart of the Dubai Creek Harbour development.

The design includes a net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. The tower will house several observation decks.

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