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Concrete Talks

The cement industry is expected to witness volume growth of around 4% to 5% during the next couple of years.  In partnership with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), The Big 5 Saudi is pleased to launch an inaugural series of Talks, focussed on the latest trends, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and codes for best practice in concrete manufacturing, design, and structures.

Concrete Talks Agenda

  • Day 3 MARCH 30, 2022
  • clock 4.15 pm - 4.45 pm
Overview of the American Concrete Institute
  • Ahmad Mhanna
    Ahmad Mhanna
    Director, Middle East /North Africa Region American Concrete Institute
  • clock 4.45 pm - 5.30 pm
Saudi building code overview- Highlight on Saudi concrete structures code and Saudi residential building code
  • Dr. Ali Alqarni Ph.D
    Dr. Ali Alqarni Ph.D
    Saudi Building Code Technical Team - Assistant Professor, Associate Chair for Civil Engineering Department King Saud University (KSU)
  • Formation of the Saudi National Committee for building codes as a milestone
  • First and new editions of Saudi Building Code
  • Information about Saudi Concrete Structures Codes and Saudi Residential Building Code
  • clock 5.30 pm - 6.15 pm
ACI Saudi Arabia chapter presence in the Eastern Province
  • How can a robust system be designed and implemented to control the quality of the constructed concrete structures?
  • What is the concrete structures acceptance criteria and its references?
  • What is the required test to verify the acceptance of the constructed concrete?
  • clock 5.45 pm - 6.15 pm
GFRP Bars for enhancing the service life of concrete structures
  • clock 7.00 pm - 7.45 pm
Jazan flood water mitigation canal – The world’s largest GFRP bar reinforced concrete structure
  • clock 8.00 pm - 9.15 pm
High-Performance concrete in the UAE: Case studies
  • Fouad H. Yazbeck CE, MBA, FACI
    Fouad H. Yazbeck CE, MBA, FACI
    Founder, 360 TANGENT Engineering Consultancy ACI UAE Chapter President
  • Durability and service life
  • Sustainability and CO2 footprint

Key Themes

  • Durability and Repair
  • New Building Materials
    • Weatherproofing concrete
    • Reinforced self-consolidating concrete
    • Aggregate mix and recycle uses
  • New Building Codes and Regulations

Who should attend?

  • Concrete Technologist
  • Concrete Repair Specialist
  • Mason workers
  • Engineers
  • Head of Technology
  • Lab Supervisors
  • Civil Technicians
  • Head of Technology
  • Head of QHSE
  • Construction Managers
  • Foreman
  • Mould and Fabrication Supervisors
  • Surveyor