Dubai concrete pour breaks Guinness World Record

John Bambridge , September 12th, 2017

Dubai has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest ever continuous concrete pour for the second year in a row.

The pour was conducted in May 2017 and ran for 35 hours and 19 minutes, beginning at 7.21pm on May 18, 2017, and ending at 8.46 am on May 20, 2017.

The concrete was poured over an area of 1,915 square metres at the average rate of 61 cubic metres per hour. The feat took place on a mixed-use project in Jebel Ali, and was accomplished using 18 concrete pumps.

It also required 2,618 trips from trucks delivering the readymix cement, approximately 500 workers on site per shift, and a total of 2,700 tonnes of reinforcing steel rebar.

The entire pour was conducted using green concrete made using environmentally friendly cement materials, which were produced at three authorised readymix cement factories.

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, highlighted how the authority has been working for years to regulate construction activities according to sustainable principles – to ensure the safety of buildings within its jurisdiction for both the benefit of the environment and the health of its residents.

“The Municipality has a comprehensive plan to ensure the achievement of this objective through creating awareness among the stakeholders in the construction industry, whether it is the contracting companies, consultancy offices or sub-companies or the owners,” he said.

Dubai broke the previous Guinness World Record last year, following the pouring of 19,793m3 of concrete over a 42-hour period in Al Barsha South.

Both procedures were supervised by Dubai Municipality.

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