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Geepas Tower: New World record with Putzmeister participation
Geepas Tower, an upcoming development in the UAE, entered the Guinness World Records along with the project contractor Gulf Asia Contracting (GAC) for completing the largest continuous concrete pour (of 19,793 cbm for 42 hours) in the world.
Geepas Tower, an upcoming development in the UAE, entered the Guinness World Records along with the project contractor Gulf Asia Contracting (GAC) for completing the largest continuous concrete pour (of 19,793cbm for 42 hours) in the world. The $163 million mid-rise residential tower, which will come up in Al Barsha, Dubai, is owned by Western International Group.
The concrete for the project was provided by Unibeton Ready Mix, a long term Putzmeister customer. Unibeton Ready Mix, who engaged more than 300 transit mixers making more than 2,500 trips from more than three plants to deliver the concrete required for the project.
The concrete pouring was carried out by massive installations of 14 concrete pumps on site with an additional 5 pumps on stand-by. Putzmeister provides seven truck-mounted concrete pumps, one M56-5 and six M42-5. More than 3,000 tons of steel were used and 150,000 man hours have been put into constructing the raft of the building.
With a built-up area of nearly 500,000m², the 19 floor Geepas Tower boasts 684 residential units, a fully-equipped gymnasium, health club, swimming pool, 12,000m² retail space and 730 space car park.
Completion is scheduled for March 2018.