Dubai concrete pour breaks Guinness World Record

Dubai concrete pour breaks Guinness World Record
DM's Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah (centre) receives the certificate from Guinness World Records.
Published: 12 September 2017 - 2:56 a.m.
By: John Bambridge

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 18th May, 2017, and ending at 8.46 am on 20th May, 2017.

The concrete was poured over an area of 1,915m2 at the average rate of 61m3 per hour. The feat, which took place on a mixed-use project in Jebel Ali, necessitated 18 concrete pumps and 2,618 trips from readymix trucks.

Approximately 500 workers were required per shift, and the job consumed a total of 2,700 tonnes of reinforcing steel rebar.

The entire pour was conducted using green concrete, made of environmentally friendly cement materials and authorised to be produced in three readymix concrete supplying factories.

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality (DM), highlighted how the authority has been working for years to regulate construction activities according to sustainable principles – to ensure the safety of all buildings for both 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 suprervised by DM.

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