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CEMEX supplies ready-mix concrete for large shopping center in Germany

Date published: December 22, 2010

CEMEX is providing 32,000 cubic meters of ready-mix concrete for a gallery encompassing 33,000 square meters of shop space within the center of the city of Dortmund in central Germany. The center will include approximately 150 stores, restaurants, services, a cultural terrace, a huge office area and a large space for the administration offices, within a 5-story building.


This new center, currently the largest construction site in the city, presents two major challenges for the building contractors and their suppliers: a short construction period of only 23 months and the complexity of its location, adjacent to the pedestrian zone at the heart of the city surrounded by narrow streets.

These challenges require special logistics to be carefully planned. One solution was creating specifically designed zones with stations for the loading of cranes and fixed locations for the delivery of ready-mix concrete pump trucks and mixers. These logistics ensure a continuous supply of concrete and also avoids an excess of trucks at the site. This has allowed the construction work to be carried out undisturbed and has avoided the additional traffic that could have been expected.

CEMEX has already provided around 25,000 cubic meters of ready-mix concrete within the second half of 2010. The company is working closely with Ed. Züblin AG, the construction company hired by the project's owner, ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG, to make sure the shopping center is completed on time and with the highest quality.

CEMEX supplies ready-mix concrete for large shopping center in Germany

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