Dragages HK Limited, the main design and build contractor of a new cruise terminal building at Kai Tak in Hong Kong, invited BMT to lead a project in the design and delivery of a radome.
A radome’s typical role is to provide a weatherproof enclosure transparent to radar.
Breaking away from the conventional ‘golf ball’ radome, the elongated shape complements the sweeping organic curves of the cruise terminal’s featured roofs.
This particular design brought about a number of challenges associated with a complex wind environment and structural and radio frequency compliance, all complicated by the requirement to install the structure almost 50m above ground level.
The composite radome and its supporting internal steelwork platform is subject to typhoon wind and dynamic loads and must therefore be constructed to tight tolerances, whilst light enough for easy installation.
These specific requirements led BMT to assemble a design, steelwork and structural composite team more familiar with the challenges of bespoke marine design projects as opposed to buildings, but for whom the core challenges are commonplace.
BMT was initially tasked to review the available design and construction options so that the optimum solution could be delivered, but eventually took on the project's realisation on site.
Using well-established marine skills for an onshore project, BMT's involvement helped the customer succeed in accomplishing a challenging and unusual project whilst also delivering an iconic design.
The structural design and fabrication of the radome combined the analytical, design and project management capability of BMT.
BMT was commissioned to build a financial and business development plan for a Chinese Logistics Park.
A modular floating platform, currently the world's largest floating stage (2018) was constructed and moored at site in Marina Basin in Singapore. The multi-purpose structure has been the site for important cultural events since 2007, bringing a marine solution to land-based challenges.
BMT undertook a study to review the current regional industrial sectors and manufacturing facilities and propose future business targets, land use requirement and infrastructure design for the development of a new Integrated Port, Industrial and Logistics Estate.
BMT crafted a strategic masterplan for a high-tech industrial park in Malaysia, summarizing the positioning, demand and supply assessment, industrial sector analysis and competitiveness review as well as financial and operational feasibility of the project.