TITLE

CONCRETE POURS: Largest Continuous Pour in the World

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;11/18/2003, Vol. 251 Issue 20a, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the development of the world's largest concrete mat foundation MesseTurm, for the construction of 841-ft-tall office building in Frankfurt, Germany. Hochtief AG was the general contractor for both the foundation and the superstructure for this 841-ft-tall office building. The contractor installed 64 caissons at depths up to 180 ft to support the foundation. The 18-ft-thick reinforced concrete mat foundation was poured over a 78-hour period. A work force of 240 poured the concrete, working 12-hour shifts with 120 workers per shift. The concrete was poured from 90 ready-mix trucks operating from six plants. The MesseTurm was the tallest building in Europe until 1997.
ACCESSION #
11599932

 

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