Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

It's in the mix

Producing consistent fair-faced exposed concrete only 500m from the Arabian Gulf is a thankless task. So says Buro Happold project manager Gary Cutler, who is ultimately responsible for the supervision of the £20M APICORP headquarters building in Al Khobar, near Dhahran. 'The C40 concrete specified has a water/cement ratio of only 0.35, which means having to use both superplasticisers and retarders,' he adds.

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • Monthly print magazine

Register for guest access to keep reading and get..

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters

Already have a subscription or ICE membership? or