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ACI UAE Chapter President Speaks at ACI Concrete Conference on Materials & Design

Nov. 18, 2019

ACI UAE Chapter President, Fouad Yazbeck delivered a presentation on Supplementary Cementitious Materials at the ACI Concrete Conference on Materials & Design, 17-18 November, 2019, in Amman, Jordan.

This two-day conference attracted nearly 200 attendees from various countries including Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. Hosted at the Jordan Royal Scientific Society, leading experts were on hand to teach concrete professionals about topics such as fiber-reinforced polymer composites for reinforced-concrete construction, mass concrete, and troubleshooting concrete construction. Dr. Randall Poston, ACI president & past chair of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code, led a full-day session on the newly-released ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

Event speakers included:

Dr. Randall Poston – ACI President, Pivot Engineers

Dr. Ahmad Shuriam – Chairman, Structural Committee, Saudi Arabia and Gulf Region Building Codes

Mr. William Gold – BASF Corporation

Mr. Ahmad Mhanna – ACI Middle East Regional Director

Dr. Khaled Nahlawi – ACI Engineer

Dr. Charles Nmai – BASF Corporation

Mr. Fouad Yazbeck – Unimix

Ms. Kari L. Yuers – Kryton International Inc