CEMEX Supplies Self-Compacting Concrete for Medical Clinic in France - CEMEX Supplies Self-Compacting Concrete for Medical Clinic in France
CEMEX Supplies Self-Compacting Concrete for Medical Clinic in France
July 31, 2017
The La Croix du Sud Clinic in Toulouse, France, is one of the largest construction projects currently under development in the region. To meet its requirements, CEMEX supplied over 20,000 cubic meters of concrete, including a specially formulated self-compacting mix.
In addition to 3,000 square meters of parking lots, the new health clinic is comprised of seven floors in a 33,000-square-meter area, and is expected to be completed in late 2018. The entire complex required 26,000 cubic meters of concrete, supplied by CEMEX through two production units.
CEMEX developed a special mix of highly fluid concrete for the 14-meter high walls of the parking space, where concrete joints were avoided for aesthetic purposes. To ensure the bases of the formworks did not break during pouring, sensors with set maximum pressure limits were placed at different heights, and funnels were used to ease control of pouring flows.
CEMEX has successfully applied self-compacting concrete technology for other projects such as the Leipzig City Tunnel in Germany; the Vitri Tower, the second tallest building in Panama; and one of Mexico’s largest petrochemical projects, among others.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.