Newtechnic, which describes itself as a world leader in building engineering technology, has reportedly won the contract to design the facade and oversee the coordination and construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) building in Baghdad.
According to New Civil Engineer, the building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), will be 172m high and will stand on a 200m by 100m podium.
As part of the contract, the engineer will optimize the façade and main structure for fabrication, assembly, and installation for main contractor Daax. It will also develop and validate methods for economical construction of the building’s high-performance concrete and glass façade.
Newtecnic said is aiming to invent and implement a highly-efficient waste-free project construction method that maximized safety, productivity and cost efficiency.
Chief Executive Andrew Watts said he will deploy UK- and US-based design-engineering teams to work on the project, which is expected to be completed by 2021.
Iraq Business News