Jumeirah Emirates Towers - Dubai

December 14 & 15, 2016

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers - Dubai , December 14 & 15, 2016

Quality Assurance for Sustainable Construction Materials Conference & Workshop

Under the Patronage of the Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL), the 4th Annual Quality Assurance for Sustainable Construction Materials Conference & Workshop will be held on 14th and 15th December, 2016 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai.

The focus of the conference is on the role of quality building materials in achieving higher standards for sustainability and safety in buildings and infrastructure.

The conference features technical lectures by presenters from the Middle East, Europe and the US and will see international industry experts from the GCC, USA, Asia and Europe.

The two-day event will highlight the international and regional approach to testing and quality controls, as well as the importance of specifications/standards. It serves as a platform for sharing experiences between the public and private sector.

Day 1 (Conference)

  • Session I - The Role of Research Institutes and Laboratories in Improving Quality Control;
  • Session II - Fire Performance of Cladding and Thermal Insulation Products;
  • Session III - On-site Applications and Inspections of Sustainable Construction Materials.

Day 2 (Workshop)

is reserved for a full day Expert Workshop, jointly held by DCL and ASTM International and entirely dedicated to Cement and Concrete Testing (ASTM Technical Training and E-Learning Certificates provided).

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the reasons for conducting each ASTM International test procedure
  • Define terminology pertinent to each test procedure
  • Identify necessary equipment for each test procedure
  • Understand the sampling procedures for each test procedure
  • Understand limitations of each test procedure
  • Witness demonstrations (videos) of each ASTM International test procedure

Who Should Attend the Workshop:

  • Government Agencies
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Cement & Concrete Professionals
  • Civil & Engineering Consultants
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Architects

Conference Program

  • Day 1 - Conference – Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 (Emirates Towers Hotel, Godolphin Ballroom)
08.00 AM

Registration and Coffee

09.00 AM

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address

SESSION I – The Role of Research Institutes and Laboratories in Improving Quality Control

Chairwoman: Hend Ismail Al Rahma | Head of Chemical Analysis Unit – Construction and Building Materials, Dubai Central Laboratory

09.15 AM

Chairwoman Notes

09.20 AM

Techniques for Improving Quality in a Third Party Laboratory

09.40 AM

Construction and Building Materials Program – Strategy for Sustainable Solutions

10.00 AM

Role of Royal Scientific Society in Improving Quality of Sustainable Development

10.20 AM

Building for a Sustainable Future

10.50 AM

Official Opening and Tour of the Exhibition & Networking Coffee Break

SESSION II – Fire Performance of Cladding and Thermal Insulation Products

Chairwoman: Maitha Abdulla Al Jumairi | Principal Engineering Material Analyst, Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)

11.10 AM

Chairman Notes on "Cooperation between Dubai Central Laboratory and Dubai Civil Defence for Establishing a Fire Testing Laboratory"

11.15 AM

Feedback from the Industry on Local Authority Codes and Interaction

11.35 AM

Fire Performance and Sustainability of Cladding in UAE: An Overview

11.55 AM

Significance of Fire Resistance characteristics of separating Element/component for sustainable construction.

12.15 AM

Cladding

12.35 AM

Prayer Time & Networking Coffee Break

SESSION III – On-site Applications and Inspections of Sustainable Construction Materials

Chairman: Eng. Ali Elian | Head of Engineering Material Lab Section | Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)

13.05 AM

The Role of Research Institutes and Laboratories in Improving Quality Control of Sustainable Construction Materials – Recycling of Asphalt Concrete Mixes

13.25 PM

Transition to More Sustainable and Advanced Structural Rehabilitation Techniques and Materials in Jordan

13.45 PM

Life Cycle Perspective for Construction Materials

14.05 PM

Assessing the Effects of Repeatability of Penetration and DSR Tests on Estimates of Asphalt Mix Stiffness Using Samples of Penetration Grade Bitumens

14.25 PM

On-Site Renewable Energy - Solar Water Heating System

14.45 PM

Q&A Session

13.05 PM

Networking Lunch

  • Day 2 - Workshop – Thursday, December 15th, 2016 (Emirates Towers Hotel – Level 8)
08.00 AM

Registration and Coffee

09.00 AM

Chairman Notes

09.05 AM

Recycled Concrete Aggregates (RCA) for Concrete Blocks in Kuwait

09.35 AM

Development of Green Concrete Testing

Development of 3D Concrete Printing

10.05AM

Networking Coffee Break

10.35 AM

In-situ Full-Scale Load Testing for the Strength Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures according to ACI-437: recent developments and case studies

11.05 PM

Cement & Concrete Testing Workshop Part I

Cement Testing – An Introduction to Portland Cement and Slag Cement Specifications

  • ASTM C150 – Standard Specification for Portland Cement
  • ASTM C989 – Standard Specification for Slag Cements

Fineness

  • C204 Standard Test Methods for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by Air-Permeability Apparatus

Consistency

  • C1437 Standard Test Method for Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
  • C187 Standard Test Method for Amount of Water Required for Normal Consistency of Hydraulic Cement Paste

Chemical Properties of Cement and Slag

Cement Chemistry

  • Cement Chemistry Nomenclature
  • Bogue Calculations
  • Hydration Reaction
  • Contributions of Major Cement Phases
13.05 PM

Networking Lunch

14.05 PM

Cement & Concrete Testing Workshop Part II

Concrete

Sampling and Making Specimens from Freshly Mixed Concrete

  • C172 Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
  • C31 Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

Testing and Properties of Hardened Concrete

  • C39 Test Method for Compression Strength of Cylindrical/Cube Concrete Specimens
  • C1202 Standard Test Method for Electrical Indication of Concrete's
15.35 AM

Hand out of ASTM Technical Training and E-Learning Certificates

Conference Speakers


Eng. Amin Ahmed Mohammed Amin

Director | Dubai Central Laboratory
 
 

Dr. Adnan El-Khasawneh

Laboratories Director | Royal Scientific Society of Jordan
 
 

Eng. Sami Habahbeh

Head of Engineering Consultations Division, Constructions and Sustainable Buildings Center | Royal Scientific Society of Jordan

Eng. Suad Al-Bahar

Program Manager – Construction and Building | Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
 

Dr. Anthony F. Bentivegna

Laboratory Manager – Materials Laboratory Services | ASTM International
 
 

Dr. Ibrahim M. Asi

Manager, Regional Center of Excellence for Pavement Studies and Evaluation | Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES)

Eng. Ali Ahmed Elian

Head of Engineering Materials Laboratory Section | Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)
 
 

Professor Mufid Al-Samarai

Senior Advisor |Sharjah Research Academy, UAE
 
 

Andy Dean

Head of Façade Engineering | WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
 

Tertia Morgan

Technical Manager | Knauf
 
 

Dr. Salah Zoorob

Scientific Advisor – Construction & Building Materials Program | Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Amer Bin Ahmed

Managing Director | Knauf
 
 

Eng. Yousuf Adel Saleh Sulaiman AL Maghribi

Dubai Central Laboratory

Fahad Saleh Amer

Dubai Central Laboratory
 

Eng. Sharifa Al-Fadala

Senior Research Associate | Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Mark Schneider

Head Global Product Sustainability | Sika
 

Dr. Mohamad Nagi

Director of Infrastructure Sustainability and Assessment Center | American University of Dubai
 

Arif Husain Al Marzooqi

Head of Products Conformity Assessment Section | Dubai Central Lab Department- Dubai Municipality
 

Khalid Mohammed Sharif Al-Awadhi

Asst. Director General| Environment, Health & Safety Control Sector - Dubai Municipality

Antonio Brancaccio

Research & Development Manager | SGM EXPERIMENTATIONS
 
 

Eng Zahid Mahmood

General Manager | Material Lab
 

Speaker Presentation


Day 1 - Conference – Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

(Emirates Towers Hotel, Godolphin Ballroom)

Dr. Anthony F. Bentivegna, Laboratory Manager – Materials Laboratory Services | ASTM International

Techniques for Improving Quality in a Third Party Laboratory

Eng. Suad Al-Bahar, Program Manager – Construction and Building | Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Integrating Safety & Security Systems in Assembly Occupancies – Case Study of Stadiums

Dr. Adnan El-Khasawneh, Laboratories Director | Royal Scientific Society of Jordan

Role of Royal Scientific Society in Improving Quality of Sustainable Development

Amer Bin Ahmed, Managing Director | Knauf

Building for a Sustainable Future

Professor Mufid Al-Samarai, Senior Advisor |Sharjah Research Academy, UAE

Fire Performance and Sustainability of Cladding in UAE: An Overview

Eng Zahid Mahmood, General Manager | Material Lab

Significance of Fire Resistance characteristics of separating Element/component for sustainable construction.

1st Lieutenant Al Taher, Head of Inspection and Permitting | Dubai Civil Defence

Cladding

Dr. Ibrahim M. Asi, Manager, Regional Center of Excellence for Pavement Studies and Evaluation | Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES)

The Role of Research Institutes and Laboratories in Improving Quality Control of Sustainable Construction Materials – Recycling of Asphalt Concrete Mixes

Mark Schneider, Head Global Product Sustainability | Sika

Life Cycle Perspective for Construction Materials

Arif Husain Al Marzooqi, Head of Products Conformity Assessment Section | Dubai Central Lab Department- Dubai Municipality

On-Site Renewable Energy - Solar Water Heating System


Day 2 - Workshop – Thursday, December 15th, 2016

(Emirates Towers Hotel – Level 8)

Eng. Yousuf Adel Saleh Sulaiman AL Maghribi, Dubai Central Laboratory

Development of Green Concrete Testing

Fahad Saleh Amer, Dubai Central Laboratory

Development of 3D Concrete Printing

Antonio Brancaccio, Research & Development Manager | SGM EXPERIMENTATIONS

In-situ Full-Scale Load Testing for the Strength Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures according to ACI-437: recent developments and case studies

Dr. Anthony F. Bentivegna, Laboratory Manager Materials Laboratory Services | ASTM International

Cement & Concrete Testing Workshop Part I

Dr. Anthony F. Bentivegna, Laboratory Manager Materials Laboratory Services | ASTM International

Cement & Concrete Testing Workshop Part II

Press Release

Conference Location

Emirates Towers Dubai

Latitude: 25.217529 | Longitude: 55.281944

Contact us

Sesam Business Consultants

Boris Ritter - General Manager

Al Shafar Tower 1 (Tecom Area), Floor 20, Office 2006,
P.O. Box 62118,Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 4 4356616
Email: ritter@sesam-uae.com

Ms. Marleen Vermeulen - Operations Manager

Al Shafar Tower 1 (Tecom Area), Floor 20, Office 2006,
P.O. Box 62118,Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 4 4356616
Email: marleen@sesam-uae.com

Supporting Partners


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  • Dubai - UAE Chapter client

Scientific Partners


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