Coastweek-- Leading cement manufacturer, Bamburi
Cement has introduced a construction solution that will reduce
construction time for large projects by over 80 per cent.
Bamburi Cement’s rapid mass fresh
concrete solution dubbed Poweraft, is designed for construction
of foundations for sky scrapers, bridge piers and generally all
applications requiring mass delivery of fresh concrete.
Poweraft is a ready mix concrete offer
that will speed up construction time through continuous concrete
pour in projects of more than 2,000 metric tonnes in under 48
hours, a process that ordinarily can take almost a month using
Commenting on the solution, Bamburi
Cement’s Managing Director Mr. Seddiq Hassani said that Poweraft
is a unique offer that includes benefits like: three dedicated
high capacity concrete production plants, 21 transit mixer
tracks and six boom concrete pumps for rapid transfer of
concrete from the mixer trucks among a host of other benefits.
“Our solution is expected to
revolutionize the construction industry by reducing the time
taken to construct foundations for tall buildings by over 80 per
cent which in turn will translate to huge cost savings and a
significant reduction in the overall construction time,” said
Additionally, the solution includes
proprietary LafargeHolcim software and testing tools to predict
and control temperature build-up in mass concrete to guard
against thermal cracks. The software outputs detailed simulated
thermal imagery and temperature gradients of placed concrete.
Poweraft will be provided by Bamburi
Special Products and inherent in the solution is provision of a
mobile concrete laboratory to conduct onsite tests that will be
manned by highly trained and dedicated staff.
“As a company, we are keen to support
the government’s Big Four Agenda in which the sector is expected
to contribute 15 per cent of the Gross Domestic (GDP) by 2022.”
He concluded: “We are hoping to tap
into the demand presented by huge infrastructural projects like
road construction and rehabilitation, railway construction,
rehabilitation of airports, development of ports, construction
of geothermal and wind power generation plants as well as
skyscrapers and urban housing developments by private and public
Bamburi’s desire to innovate is fueled
by the need to provide construction solutions that respond to
the needs of the market.
The company has pledged to continue
doing so as it aims to become the undisputed leader in building