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CEMEX provides specialty ready-mix screed and world-class building solutions for tallest building in Austria

Date published: May 2, 2013

CEMEX is supplying specialty flow screed concrete and its unique pumping know-how for the construction of the DC Tower, currently Austria’s tallest building. Located in the heart of the modern Danube City district in Vienna, Austria, the skyscraper establishes a new landmark—towering 60 stories and a height of 248 meters above the nation’s capital. It will offer offices, apartments, a four-star hotel, and restaurants for visitors and residents of Austria’s biggest metropolitan area.


CEMEX provides specialty ready-mix concrete and world-class building solutions for tallest building in Austria

CEMEX in Austria was selected for the complex task of providing flow screed concrete for the 18th to 60th floors of the tower. It is the only company in Austria with the know-how and experience to manage the challenges required to pump concrete to a height of more than 200 meters. The big difficulty was to overcome the frictional resistance that rises with each meter of additional height. To satisfy these demanding requirements, CEMEX came up with the solution by pumping screed from the ground floor to those high floors using two powerful stationary pumping stations.

CEMEX provides specialty ready-mix concrete and world-class building solutions for tallest building in Austria

“The combination of CEMEX specialty ready-mix concrete: flow screed, and our state-of-the-art pumping services led to a high-quality solution and a short production and delivery time for our customer. Through our efficient and effective production, quality and delivery processes, we created value for our customer,” said Johann Geyer, CEMEX Senior Product Manager and Pumping Expert. “We expect to leverage our unique pumping expertise to offer world-class building solutions to more clients across the region.”

As exemplified by this prestigious project, CEMEX is constantly seeking ways to help its customers build superior, more sustainable structures. Through its continuous innovation, the company aims to provide its clients with the best and most creative building solutions.

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