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LafargeHolcim to supply concrete for Switzerland’s tallest building

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LafargeHolcim has begun delivery of the first materials for the construction of the second Roche Tower in Basel, which will be Switzerland’s highest building on completion in 2022. The company is supplying an “integrated solution of difference materials”, according to a press release, including ultra-high performance concrete.

The company’s solutions offer the high compressive strength and low hydration heat of the concrete used for the massive foundations and core walls: a key requirement to prevent cracks and save on construction costs. The contract follows LafargeHolcim’s successful involvement in the construction of the first Roche Tower.

LafargeHolcim are to deliver the building materials from local plants via rail to a just-in-time delivery schedule. The company has also introduced a range of measures to reduce noise during transport and application of its products, including a special plastic coating for the trailers of its gravel trucks to ensure a quieter discharging process.

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