High Rise Buildings
BMCE has lead the structural design of an ever growing portfolio of high rise buildings ranging between 15 stories high to over 40 stories predominantly within the UK & Irish residential market. These have included some of the most technically challenging such as the world’s tallest offsite constructed modular towers at 135m high.
Our engineers have a broad appreciation of the technically challenging aspects of high rise construction and through early engagement with architects, M&E consultants and contractors we determine the project drivers and the best conceptual designs. We utilise our in house software and if necessary external specialists for wind tunnel testing and dynamic analysis.
Through our background in design and build contracts we have experience in the modern construction techniques for high rise structures including the design and detailing of slipformed RC cores and use of core mounted tower cranes. We always seek to achieve cost savings through early consideration of construction methods without compromising on quality or net lettable areas.
Our high rise design services include:
- Early stage concept design
- Commissioning of wind tunnel testing and dynamic modelling
- Development of solutions to construction stage
- Consultation for construction methods and temporary works
- Assessments of stability during construction