New world record set in Dubai.
Gulf Asia Contracting (GAC) has set a new world record in Dubai for the longest ever continuous concrete pour.
The feat was achieved on September 9 for the AED 600mn ($163mn) GEEPAS Tower in Arjan, Al Barsha owned by Western International Group.
Just under 20,000 cubic meters of concrete was poured over a continuous period of 42 hours with 600 plus workers working in multiple shifts round-the-clock.
Unibeton Ready Mix engaged more than 300 transit mixers making more than 2,500 trips to deliver the concrete from more than three plants.
The concrete pouring was carried out by massive installations of 14 concrete pumps on site with an additional 5 pumps on stand-by.
More than 3,000 tonnes of steel has been used and 150,000 man hours have been put into constructing the raft of the building.
Dr. Ravi Pillai, chairman of RP Group, parent company of GAC said: “This is an impressive feat by GAC which highlights our proven strengths in undertaking complex projects, which demand seamless operational efficiency and top-notch construction expertise.
K.P Basheer, chairman of Western International Group, and owner of GEEPAS Tower, said: “We are extremely proud of this historic accomplishment that adds to the pride of GEEPAS Tower, the first mega project to date in our real estate venture. This successful milestone and achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title has set the brand on an international landscape and it is an overwhelming feeling of victory.”
With a built-up area of 1.5 milli
on sq.ft. GEEPAS Tower will have 684 residential units, a fully equipped gymnasium, health club, swimming pool and 730 space car park. The project is scheduled for completion in March 2018.