GEEPAS Tower achieves Guinness World Record for the Largest Continuous Concrete Pour in the World
- Continuous pouring of over 19,793 cubic meters of concrete for 42 hours with 600 plus skilled workers undertaking the job in multiple shifts
- GEEPAS Tower Project is worthAED 600 Million and is located in Arjan, Al Barsha.
GEEPAS Tower, owned by Western International Group, accomplished a stellar milestone in the history of the UAE’s construction sector on 9thSeptember, 2016. In a milestone achievement, GEEPAS Tower completed the Largest Continuous Concrete Pour ever undertaken in the world, underlining their strong competencies and achieving Guinness World Record.
The GEEPAS Tower project is located in Arjan, Al Barsha. More than 19,793 cubic meters of concrete was poured over a continuous period of 42 hours with 600 plus workers working in multiple shifts round-the-clock. The concrete was delivered by engaging more than 300 Transit Mixers making more than 2500 trips from more than 3 plants to deliver the concrete required for the project. 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 3000 tonnes of steel has been used and 150,000 Man Hours have been put into constructing the raft of the building.
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 till date in our real estate venture. This successful milestone achievement has set the brand on to the books of Guinness World Records and it is an overwhelming feeling of victory. We are confident of delivering a truly high-quality residential development that will add to the quality of life of our residents in the country. I would like to congratulate the entire team that has toiled day and night for this project to make it possible’’
Nizar T.N, Executive Director, Western International Group, said: ‘’ We are immensely happy with this spectacular achievement by GEEPAS Tower for achieving the Guinness World Record. We have acquired more than 18 Lands in UAE and are looking forward to bigger challenges. The massive GEEPAS Tower Project World Record Achievement, and with the support of UAEGovernment, has given us the confidence and strength to develop and deliver bigger planned projects as fast as possible.’’
The event was efficiently coordinated by the officials of Western International Group, project was undertaken by Gulf Asia Contracting, project consultant ChawlaArchitectural and Consulting Engineers, and the concrete supplier Unibeton Ready Mix.
GEEPAS Tower will have 684 residential units, a fully equipped gymnasium, health club, swimming pool and 730space car park. With two levels of basement parking, ground floor with a welcome lobby, 40,000 sq.ft of Retail Space, and 19 floors of residences, GEEPAS Tower has been designed to the highest standards of aesthetics and is scheduled for completion in March 2018.