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Admixtures - The Shard

by Master Builders Solutions UK Ltd


The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe, standing at 310 metres. A total of 16,000 litres of BASF admixtures were used in the record-breaking concrete pour. This pour is the largest UK continuous concrete pour to date, lasting 35 hours and beating the schedule on both time and volume. BASF admixtures were also used in the structure’s core. This core was slip-formed in reinforced concrete and progressed at an impressive rate of three metres per day. The concrete was pumped 250 meters high during construction of the central core.

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