What latest Guinness world record has Dubai broken?

By Rajive Singh

DUBAI 13 September 2017: Guinness World Records has officially announced that it recorded the ‘largest continuous concrete pour in the world’ in Dubai with a concrete volume of 21,580 cubic metres for a residential commercial building in Jebel Ali.

With this feat, Dubai has retained its own record which it broke last year in Al Barsha South, said Wam.

Observers from Guinness World Records attended the 35-hour and 19-minute concrete pouring process in Jebel Ali, which started at 7.21 p.m. on 18th May 2017 and ended at 8.46 a.m. on 20th May 2017 on an area of 20,612 square feet of land.

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Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, received the Guinness Certificate for the achievement in the presence of Dawoud Al Hajiri, Assistant Director-General for Engineering and Planning Sector, Layali Al Mulla, Director of Buildings Department, and Abdullah Al Shezawi, Head of Engineering Supervision Section.

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The average rate of pouring in an hour was recorded at 611 cubic meters, breaking the previous record related to the time taken. During the process, 18 pumps were used, and the ready-mix concrete trucks made 2,618 trips for the purpose. The concreting work was carried out with the presence of 500 workers per shift, and 2,700 tons of reinforcing steel bars were used for the work.

Last year’s record-breaking pour was of 19,793 cubic meters in Al Barsha South, taking 42 hours.