BASF push the boundaries of concrete engineering
at Burj Khalifa , Dubai (UAE)
Project: Burj Khalifa
Location: Business Bay, Dubai, UAE
Project completed: 2010
Client: Emaar Properties
Applicator / Contractor : Arabtec/Samsung/Besix JV
Concrete producer: Unimix
Designer / Specifier / Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Market sector: Commercial/Residential
Products used: MasterGlenium SKY 504
MasterGlenium 110UN 75,000
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tallest building in the world. Beyond the limits, concrete pumped to a height
of at least 600m. Completed 2010.
This project was a welcomed challenge for BASF. Nonetheless, MasterGlenium SKY 504 was the only concrete admixture of the many tested that allowed concrete to be pumped from the ground up to such heights, to shape the structural form of the tower, withstanding high ambient temperatures. The polycarboxilic ether based product enabled the concrete to meet all the specification criteria and remain cohesive whilst withstanding the immense pressure in the pipeline. MasterGlenium SKY 504 therefore enabled constant supply of the correct concrete, an added benefit for the client.