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Sat 7 Apr 2007 12:00 AM

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Record concrete pour takes place on Al Durrah

Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) and Ready Mix Beton (RMB) have set a new construction record.

Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) and Ready Mix Beton (RMB) have set a new construction record. The concrete foundation raft for their new project - Al Durrah Tower in the World Trade Centre area of Dubai - has superseded the previous record also held by RMB in the UAE for a continuously poured concrete raft.

Close to 10,500m

of concrete was poured between March 22-23.

"Pouring this volume of special self-compacting concrete needs a high-efficiency, precision-based operation as well as excellent coordination ... between RMB and DCC," said an RMB representative.

The Emirates' largest concrete raft will support Al Durrah Tower, a 50-storey residential building comprising 474 apartments, a spa, swimming pool and squash courts. Atkins is the consultant on the project, which is due to be completed in November 2008.

Dubai Contracting Company was established in 1961; Ready Mixed Beton was founded in 1975 and deals in the production and supply of ready-mix concrete.

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