BQT says it has been selected to provide access control solutions for the Burj, Dubai, which will be the largest building in the world once it’s completed. According to BQT, while many of its competitors were considered, BQT’s product offering won thanks to their “quality and unrivalled security”.The Burj Dubai is a towering skyscraper currently under construction in the “New Downtown” of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building is part of a huge development located at the “First Interchange” along Sheikh Zayed Roadat Doha Street near the “Defence round-about”. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is the lead architect, structural engineer and mechanical engineer of the Burj. George Efstathiou of SOM is the Managing Partner on the project, while Adrian Smith, formerly of SOM, was the Design Partner. Third Party Peer Review has been performed by CBM Engineers Inc. On completion, it will likely be the tallest building in the world by a large margin.Its final height is officially being kept a secret due to competition; however, figures released by a contractor on the project have suggested a height of around 808 metres (2,651 feet). Based on this height, the total number of habitable floors is expected to be around 162. However, on the project’s official website, an interior graphic of an elevator panel shows floor numbers up to 195. A recent article by building subcontractor Persian Gulf Extrusions states a final height “over 940 metres”, or at least 3,084 feet,[2] but this has not yet been confirmed by Emaar. This new figure is 24 metres higher than the final height rumoured on Another source, from reported an estimated final height of 1,011+ metres (3,317 ft.) and a floor count of 216-plus floors. The Burj will be the centrepiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels such as the Burj Dubai Lake Hotel & Serviced Apartments, 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12 hectare Burj Dubai Lake. The complete 500 acre development will cost about US$20 billion. Once completed, the tower will cover a total of two million m² (22 million ft²) of development.As part of the installation, BQT will also install its miPASS access control products a the Dubai Mall, which will form part of the vast development, which is designed to become the retail capital of the world. The mall will cover 5.6 million square feet and encompass 1200 stores, and is expected to attract 25 million shoppers in its first year of operation. “The Dubai Maill is another big win for BQT Solutions,” says BQT MD, John Genner. “Success in this prestigious development once again shows that BQT’s product line is highly regarded as the first choice in high tech security for small and large scale developments.”