Saudi Readymix Achieves Pumping Height of 136 meters for Al-Zoebi Towers

Saudi Readymix finishes pouring the top floor of Al-Zoebi Towers in Al-Khobar.

Currently standing at 136 meters, the 32 story office tower is now the tallest building in the Eastern Province, a height that is almost equal to that of the famous Great Pyramid in Egypt. 
The tower is classified as a high-rise building, a new and rapidly emerging trend in the Kingdom that presents a unique set of challenges to the local construction industry. 
During the construction of the tower, Saudi Readymix demonstrated its high-rise concreting capabilities by developing special high-strength mixes and utilizing advanced pumping techniques to achieve this height. 
In addition, Al Zoebi Tower's elevator shaft was constructed using "slipforming" which requires a high level of precision in concrete mix design and delivery timings, along with a continuous concrete supply. The building is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2008.
Rami Khalid Alturki, Saudi Readymix President said: "I believe one of our key differentiating strengths at Saudi Readymix is the superior technical and operational knowledge of our staff. The company invests a lot of money in training and development of its people on an annual basis. When dealing with high-rise construction this knowledge enables us to offer the best and most cost-effective concreting solutions to our clients for any type of high-rise project they may have."