The 42, Residential Tower, Kolkata


BES scope of Services

Facade Engineering & consultancy from concept to site completion including Site phase design approvals, Quality control and site inspection for the residential tower facades. Our scope covers all glass facade designs and overall buildings envelope for the tower, lobby and entrances.

Project Details :

Client :  Alcove Realty

Architect: Hafeez Contractor

Status: Completed 2020

Project Brief

268 M tall (65 sty) high end residential tower facades completed, Currently the tallest building in Kolkata. Iconic Tower using high performance building envelope / facade systems. BES has developed bespoke facades using Unitised Curtain Wall system to suit building geometry.  Simplified and well resolved pre-construction details has greatly helped successful implementation.

In addition to designs, BES team has played a key role in quality checking and site role, resulted high quality works achieved upon completion.

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Key Design Elements

  • Unitised Bespoke glass facade system with high performance DGU.
  • Glass Railing for terrace balconies
  • Triple height Entrance lobby facade using Bespoke designs by BES
  • Large cantilevered canopies with steel structure and cladded
  • Steel canopy structure engineered and detailed by BES
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BES high quality services has greatly helped not just designs, but including site implementation of this complex and iconic project. Fully resoled pre-construction details were prepared by BES, resulted better facade interfaces upon completions. Project specific design challenges such as extreme local weather due to frequent storms, heavy rainfalls with high wind, etc were taken care resulted with robust high performance facade systems.

BES team has extensively involved with the site quality control and implemented stringent site testing and followups for the residential tower facades  Stringent site tests and checking methods were developed and implemented by BES, using dedicated site specialist. This has resulted high quality works which has been demonstrated with stringent site tests.

  • Structural design wind loads for glass facades are derived from wind tunnel reports
  • Estimation of facade wind pressures accurately as per local weather
  • Detailed engineering design to arrive economical design yet robust design
  • Advance engineering to meet highly challenging design requirements such as high wind pressures and weather proof conditions
  • Bespoke Lobby facade for triple height (12 M High) using vertical member only Without Horizontal

High quality works achieved with flawless designed by BES

Well resolved Designs

Bespoke Unitised facade system, addressed project challenges

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Optimisation & Highly cost effective design solutions

Yet Robust and High Performance

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Designed and Engineered with simplicity

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