Have you ever stepped back to consider the incredible achievements and concrete world records that are out there? That’s right, the world’s most popular building material isn’t all work and no play. At General Chipping, although we fill our days with concrete chipping projects to keep your ready mix truck drums healthy, we have plenty of appreciation for the substance itself. Here, our team has gathered just a few incredible concrete world records together. Read on, get inspired and consider all the ways you could raise the bar on your next concrete project.
Highest Concrete Dam: 285 Meters
Located on Switzerland’s Dixence River, the dam took approximately eight years to construct, going up from 1953 to 1961. With its breathtaking mountain views, the Grand Dixence Dam is not only a world record-breaker for highest concrete dam, according to Guinness World Records, it is a tourist attraction that approximately 100,000 people gravitate to annually.
Largest Reinforced Concrete Cement Flat Roof Span: 36.27 Meters
Per Guinness World Records, Satsang Hall inside Jaipur, India’s Govind Devji’s Temple is home to the world’s largest reinforced concrete cement flat roof. Measuring 36.27 meters (or 119 feet), this architectural structure stands on eight columns at its periphery and was dedicated to the public on July 23, 2009.
Highest Concrete Pump Delivery: 621 Meters
Concrete world records aren’t just about construction. Transport comes into play, as well. On September 21, 2015, the world record for highest concrete pump delivery was achieved in Tianjin, China, where, according to Guinness World Records, it took about 30 minutes for the material to reach its final destination.
We hope these fun facts have inspired you to challenge yourself and your team members to go above and beyond for your next concrete project. Whether you’re setting your sights on a new world record — or you’re simply looking to up the ante on your company’s job sites — it’s good to have something to aspire to. Remember, regularly scheduled maintenance keeps your ready mix trucks healthy and your crew ready to roll. If you’re overdue for concrete chipping, please schedule an appointment online or contact the General Chipping team directly!