Program


Conference Day 1 – Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 (Raffles Hotel Dubai, Ballroom)


08.00 - 09.00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address
Eng. Hawa Abdullah Bastaki | Executive Director, Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)

09:20 - 09:45

Keynote speech by ASTM International: Guiding Principles for QA/QC of Sustainable Construction Materials 
John A. Runkle P.E. | Vice President – Building Sciences, Intertek Architectural Testing Inc. (representing ASTM International)


Session I: The Role of Independent Laboratories in Improving Standards & Quality Control in the GGC – The Government Perspective
ChairmanEng. Ali Elian | Head of Engineering Material Lab, Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)


09:50 - 09:55

GSO Construction & Building Materials Standards and GCC Building Code
Mohammed Abdullah Aldablan | Construction & Building Materials Standards Specialist | GCC Standardization Organization

09:55 - 10:15

Integrated QA/QC System for Ashghal Projects
Prof. Dr. Hany Mohamed A. Hussein | Quality Expert at Quality & Safety Department, Public Works Authority (Ashgal), Qatar

10:20 - 10:40

Official Opening and Tour of the Exhibition by Eng. Hawa Abdullah Bastaki
Networking Coffee Break

10:40 - 11:10

Introduction of the Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council Construction & Materials Laboratory
Abdulla Ahmed Al Yazeedi | Director of Technology & Science, Central Testing Lab Sector within Abu Dhabi Quality & Conformity Council

11:15 - 11:30

The Role of Independent Laboratories As Technical Advisors For Green Materials - Kuwait Experience
Dr. Khadija Z. Al-Mutairi | Head of Construction Labs Governmental Center for Testing, Quality Controls, and Researches Ministry of Puplic Works, Kuwait


Session II: The Role of Independent Laboratories in Improving Standards & Quality Control in the GGC – The Perspective of the Private Sector
ChairmanKhalid Al Emadi | Quality, Safety & Environmental Dept. Manager, Public Works Authority (Ashgal), Qatar


11:35 - 11:55

Building Materials and Indoor Air Quality |
Ali Zein Assi, Global Sales & Business Development Manager EMEIA, UL Environment

12:00 - 12:20

The Importance of Quality Control in the Construction Industry
Dr. Mohammed Mukaddam | Managing Partner, Al Hai & Mukaddam for Geotechnical Works

12:25 - 12:40

Networking Coffee Break


Session III: On-site Applications and Inspections of Sustainable Construction Materials
ChairmanProf. Abid Ul Razzaq Abu-Tair | Head of Structural Engineering, British University Dubai


12:40 - 13:00

Innovative in-place Compressive Strength and Hydration Temperature Concrete Testing Technology 
Wilko van der Meer | Managing Director, DOKA Concremote

13:00 - 13:25

External Insulation Finishing System Performance and Best Practices on Installation
Mohammed Sanaobar | Head of Technical Center Dubai and Head of Wacker Academy, Wacker Chemicals Middle East

13:30 - 13:50

Introduction to NitCal as Sustainable Corrosion Inhibitor
Mehrdad Torabzadegan | Application Engineer, Yara Industrial Nitrates

13:55 - 14:15

Q&A Session with all Experts of Session III

From 14:15

Networking Lunch

- Closing of Conference Day 1 -


Conference Day 2 – Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 (Raffles Hotel Dubai, Luxor I & II)


Testing & Certification of Green Materials & Products
ChairmanDr. Mohamad Nagi | Director of Infrastructure Sustainability and Assessment Center, American University of Dubai

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 09:45

Testing & Certification of "Green" Materials and Products
Hend Al Rahma | Head of Chemical Analyses Unit, Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)
Yousuf Al Maghribi | Senior Materials Eng., Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)
Abdullah Marzouqi | Head of Certification Unit, Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL)

09:50 - 10:35

Environmental Sustainability and Green Buildings
Mikaela Decio | Environmental Sustainability Specialist, Mapei Research and Development Centre

10:35 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00

Guiding Principles for Testing & Certification of Green Materials and Systems
John A. Runkle P.E. | Vice President – Building Sciences, Intertek Architectural Testing Inc. (representing ASTM International)

Q&A Session

Networking Lunch

- Closing of Conference Day 2 -

 

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