Concrete Technology

Designed to handle the Saudi capital’s expected 50 per cent growth over the coming years, the Riyadh Metro is a new citywide transport system comprising six metro lines, 85 stations and 176 km of track.The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station is one of the most eye-catching stations that form part of this mega project.

Concrete admixtures from Saudi-based Arkaz, which have been developed to suit for the region’s harsh climate and improve the flow and strength of concrete, are playing a key role on a major project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Sika, a specialty chemicals company, says it offers a complete solution to 3D print concrete on an industrial scale. It has devised innovative 3D concrete printing technology that allows architects to realise the most challenging shapes economically.

Finland-based Elematic’s new automatic Plotter E9 guarantees both fast and accurate plotting of cuts and openings in the hollowcore slab production process thus saving contractors a lot of hassle on the work site besides saving costs.