ACI hosts concrete design seminar
Abu Dhabi, June 8, 2010
The UAE chapter of American Concrete Institute (ACI) held a concrete design seminar at Alhosn University in Abu Dhabi as part of its aim to update the engineering community on the eco-friendly concrete construction practices.
The ACI seminar entitled ‘Advances in Concrete Design’ was organised at the men's university campus. It covered several topics including the latest developments in concrete construction and design and focused on sustainable practices and techniques in particular.
Alhosn vice chancellor, Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, too discussed ‘Concrete Trends for Sustainable Construction’ at the seminar.
ACI-UAE chapter members Elias Sayah, Dr Mohamad Nagi, and Mamdouh Hamouda gave presentations on ‘Energy Efficient Building Design with Renewable Energy US/India Experience with Potentials in UAE,’ ‘Durability and Its Impact on Concrete Construction in the UAE,’ and ‘Concrete Elasto-Plastic Shortening.’
The seminar concluded with a presentation prepared by international concrete expert Prof. Sabnis, from Howard University, US about ‘Sustainability with 3R’s in Concrete’.
“The UAE is one of the world’s top construction markets. At the same time, the country is becoming a hub for alternative energy development. There is thus an urgent need to harmonize the Emirates’ construction activities with its sustainability goals,' said Dr Hany El Naggar, ACI-UAE chapter president, and vice president for Engineering at the Center for Research and Consultancy (CRC) at Alhosn University.
'This seminar has provided valuable insights on how eco-friendly techniques and technologies are being integrated into concrete design and construction, and our attending colleague engineers, faculty and students are very eager to apply what they have learned to their theoretical and practical undertakings,' he added.
Alhosn university said the seminar helped its engineering faculty and students gain valuable knowledge on the eco-friendly concrete construction practices -TradeArabia News Service