The world’s largest concrete pouring in Sharjah

A total of 20,246 cbm of concrete mix was used during the pouring, which took place over four days, spanning 62 hours. This was part of laying the foundation for the new Safari Mall in Muweilah area in Sharjah, the Gulf News has reported.

Around 622 people took part in the incredible engineering feat that used 4,600 tonnes rebar rods and 140 individual trucks to deliver the concrete. Twelve separate pump feeding hoses were used to fill the site with 20.246 cbm concrete.

Representation from the Guinness World Records

The initiative was held by Sharjah Municipality and the announcement was made by a representation from the Guinness World Records who awarded the certificate to Thabit Al Turaifi, Director-general of the Municipality. “It was kind of like a ballet of trucks, moving in and out all night, to get this record done,” the representative said, according to the statement.

On completion, the building will have a basement, a ground floor and two floors.

The $68.07 million project is being built by Mazaya Consulting Engineers, Oscar Construction Company Limited, Safari trading company, Conmix Limited in addition to the engineering division of Sharjah Municipality.

The pouring beats the previous record of 19,793 cbm concrete achieved by Gulf Asia Contracting Co LLC (RP Group) for Geepas International Limited (both UAE-based) in Dubai in September, 2016. The pouring at the time took 42 hours.

 

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