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Bamburi’s Concrete Solution that Reduce Construction Time

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 traditional methods.

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 Hassani.

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.” continued Hassani. 

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 sector.

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 materials.

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