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1 Page 1 [ Water Entertainment Technology] WET Design

2 Page 2 WET… is a Los Angeles based design firm specializing exclusively in water feature development and implementation has office locations in China, London and the Middle East and boasts over 200 projects in 20 countries is responsible for some of the most notable and recognizable water features to date WET Who is

3 Page 3 WET was founded in by Mark Fuller, Alan Robinson and Melanie Simon in 1983. As a civil engineering major at the University of Utah, Mark Fuller focused his thesis work on the development of a large-scale laminar nozzle which proved to be the foundation of Fuller’s Water Entertainment Technology. Fuller later went on to become a Disney Imagineer where he developed Epcot’s Leap Frog fountain using his laminar nozzle. The success of leapfrog prompted Fuller to leave Disney and focus exclusively on water feature design. WET History of

4 Page 4 WET is responsible for creating and patenting much of its own technology. Laminar Flow nozzles use a specialized filter that reduces fluid turbulence to create a smooth cylinder of water. Oarsmen are computer operated, underwater robotic nozzles that allow water to be sprayed precisely in any direction. Shooters are compressed air pumps that control the exact height of spraying water. VirtualWET is a 3D particle simulating software that allows WET designers to see how water will look when it is manipulated. Choreography is created with VirtualWET software and then uploaded to the water feature’s control system. WET Technology of

5 Page 5 Fountain Place WET’s first major project was Fountain Place in Dallas, Texas, a collaboration with landscape architect Dan Kiley. Created in 1986, Fountain Place is a 60 story office tower with surrounding landscape resembling an oasis of fountains, pools and greenery. WET Fountains of

6 Page 6 Crown Casino Performance Lake at Wynn Macau Burj al Arab The Dubai Fountain The Grove at Farmers Market Branson Landing Lake Fountain Mirage Volcano Canal City Hakata Lisboa World Expo 1998 Jewelry Trade Center Pinklao Shopping Center Mall of the Emirates CityCenter Las Vegas California Plaza Watercourt PetroChina Sampoerna Strategic Square Menara Tun Razak Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway WET Fountains of Carlsbad Premium Outlet Fountains of Bellagio Waters of Americana at Brand Somerset South Collection Mall Branson Town Square Maryland Plaza Brooklyn Museum Columbus Circle Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center Barney Allis Plaza Park Kansas City Union Station Rockefeller Center Los Angeles Music Center PSNS Memorial Park Beijing Finance Street U.S. Tennis Association Fountain Place Olympic Cauldron Park Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Harborside Fountain Park World Adventure at Leofoo Village Dubai Marina Fashion Island Shopping Center Universal City Walk Navy Pier Bellagio Conservatory Crown Center Square CityCenter Halo Pittsburg Plate Glass Plaza Seattle Center International Fountain Millenia Walk The Ritz-Carlton, Singapore Beverly Hills Reverse Osmosis Water Plant Detroit Metro Airport John P. McGovern Medical Center Harborside Waterfront Staircase Crossroads Atrium Downtown Anaheim Compuware World Headquarters Gas Company Tower Epcot Center Imagination Seibert Circle McCormick Convention Center Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center

7 Page 7 WET Fountains of Bellagio Conservatory, Las Vegas NV Wynn Macau, Macau, China Private Residence, Athens, Greece Mirage, Las Vegas NV

8 Page 8 The Dubai Fountain The Dubai Fountain is a 218 million dollar choreographed fountain in the center of downtown Dubai, UAE. The system… resides on Burj Khalifa, a 32 acre man-made lake contains 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors is 902 feet long and can shoot water up to 490 feet into the air plays classical to contemporary Arabic and world music performs every 20 minutes for a few hours everyday has the ability to spray 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any minute displays a beam of light that can be seen from over 20 miles away WET Fountains of

9 Page 9 Client Contact Once contacted, WET designers begin to discuss what kind of feeling the client is trying to convey as well as size and cost. A physical visit to the site allows WET to capture the essence of the surrounding environment. Concept Design WET develops a number of concepts that can be altered based on clients needs, cost, form and scale. Illustration and Animation Concepts are presented through traditional drawings and paintings, then advanced to digital drawings and images using the VirtalWET software. WET Working with

10 Page 10 Model Making At the final conceptual stage, physical models are created to ensure the feature will communicate the look and feel intended. Design and Presentation With finishing touches complete, a presentation of the intended feature ends the conceptual design phase and begins the physical implementation phase. Mock Up WET creates full scale mock ups that allow engineers and designers to observe the ways the feature will react under different conditions and adjust the choreography if needed WET Working with

11 Page 11 Schematic Design Observance of the features surroundings as well as collaboration with the client helps WET architects choose the materials and design of the features façade. Engineering WET designs and engineers their own robotic devices and oversees the fountain components, water flow mapping, and electrical and lighting systems. Research WET has its own laboratory where researchers test and develop new water technologies and flow strategies. WET Working with

12 Page 12 Manufacturing All of the components that make up WET fountain experiences is manufactured by WET. Installation WET closely oversees the contractors’ installation of the system. Choreography Using VirtualWET software and equipment, music and lighting are set to the motion of the fountain on location. Maintenance A range of WETCare maintenance programs can be purchased to care for a WET feature. This can include a staff member permanently on site. WET Working with

13 Page 13 Open Joint Paving Equipment is hidden underneath paving and water pops up through the openings which allows water to seep back in to be recycled. Hidden Basin The water basin is stored underground which helps halt evaporation. Shooters Whereas traditional fountain pumps are powered by electricity, WET Shooters are powered using compressed air. WET Sustainable


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