Significant savings of over 15% on concrete costs for scheme plus reduced programme risk.

This project involved challenges for the developer because of requirements of large residential tower requiring high strength concrete specified by the Engineer.

Through partnering with concrete supplier, the developer worked with supplier and the Engineer to test the performance criteria of the concrete mix to ensure the core met their expected calculations on performance. The following technical review by the manufacturer and test data being applied a more efficient mix was able to be used supported by testing between engineer and manufacturer so ensuring performance whilst reducing cost.

This led to a significant saving of over 15% of the concrete costs for the scheme along with reduced programme risk.

Valued added
Developer gained a deeper understanding for other projects of how concrete specification could be used as a competitive advantage.