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CEMEX provides concrete building solutions for new first-class hotel in the heart of Berlin

Date published: October 7, 2013

CEMEX in Germany supplied more than 10,000 cubic meters of specialty ready-mix concretes for challenging structural work in the construction of the new first-class Steigenberger Hotel. The seven-floor, 339-room hotel covers 3,250 square meters of the elegant new Europacity region in the center of Berlin.

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“The particular location of the construction site near the Chancellery and the main railway station of Berlin created a logistical challenge for everyone involved in this building project,” said Ronald Thomaß, Sales Manager, Northeast Region, CEMEX in Germany. “Considering the extreme traffic conditions, the truck-mounted pumps of our concrete supply unit supported every step of the installation—including the largest concrete pouring phase, in which we delivered about 1,000 cubic meters of concrete at the rate of approximately 80 cubic meters per hour.”

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CEMEX’s ready-mix concrete specialists produced specific concrete solutions to suit the different strength requirements of the hotel’s structure, ranging from concrete for the foundation to a variety of concretes for the base plates, exterior walls, and other structural supports. For example, the company used water resistant concrete in accordance with German application rules and official Board guidelines for the base plates and exterior walls of the basement to seal underground floors against groundwater.

On August 28, 2013, the company announced a series of transactions with the Holcim Group to improve CEMEX’s footprint in Europe and consolidate its portfolio on the continent. Among these transactions, the company divested assets in western Germany to Holcim. CEMEX views Germany as an attractive marketplace and will continue to maintain an important presence in the eastern, northern, and southern part of the country, including the capital city of Berlin.

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