The American Concrete Institute has launched concrete.org/MiddleEast – a website designed specifically for concrete professionals in the Middle East region.
The website features Middle East regional events, news, training opportunities, and chapters. The website also features a built-in translator.
“As the American Concrete Institute accelerates efforts worldwide, the concrete.org/MiddleEast site provides ACI the opportunity to deliver industry-leading technical resources to the concrete community in the Middle East,” stated Ronald G. Burg, P.E., Executive Vice President, American Concrete Institute. “Additionally, the Institute will use the site as a portal to connect with professionals and learn from the tremendous innovation in concrete materials, design, and construction taking place in the region.”
The rapid construction growth in the Gulf region has led to an increase in the use of ACI 318 and acknowledgement that “ACI 318: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” is one of the most essential and valuable standards with respect to the design of reinforced concrete structures.
Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization recently entered into an agreement with the American Concrete Institute to cooperate towards a better understanding and use of concrete and cementitious materials in civil infrastructure. ACI is also partnering The Big 5 Heavy to host the ACI Concrete Essentials Seminar Series, taking place in Dubai, UAE, March 26-27, 2018.