Past Conferences

American Concrete Institute (ACI) & Jordan Concrete Association

For the first time, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Jordan Concrete Association, in collaboration with the Royal Scientific Society and Jordan Engineers Association, hosted the ACI Concrete Conference on Materials & Design, 17-18 November 2019, in Amman, Jordan.

American Concrete Institute (ACI) & Jordan Concrete Association

The 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
  • Prof. Ahmed B. Shuraim, Advisor to the Governor of SASO on Standards Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Professor of Structural Engineering, King Saud University
  • 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.
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American Concrete Institute (ACI) & Jordan Concrete Association

The American Concrete Institute, with support from the ACI UAE Chapter and the ACI Saudi Arabian Chapter, Eastern Province, hosted the ACI Concrete Conference on Sustainability & Durability 16-17 November 2020.

American Concrete Institute (ACI) & Jordan Concrete Association

The two-day conference attracted nearly 400 attendees from 44 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America. Leading experts were on hand to give sessions on the impact FRP has on durability, the role climate change plays on the sustainability of concrete, life expectancy of concrete structures, and other topics of interest to the concrete community.

Event speakers and topics included:

  • American Concrete Institute: More Than Just ACI 318; Stephen Szoke, PE, FACI, FASCE, FSEI, LEED AP
  • Supplemental Cementitious Materials for Durable and Sustainable Concrete; presented by Fouad Yazbeck, MACI
  • Adaptive and Resilient Engineering for Climate Change; presented by Julie K. Buffenbarger, FACI, LEED AP BD+C
  • Building a Sustainable Future, Green Sense Concrete; Daniel Touma
  • Durability Design Using Service Life Prediction; presented by Kyle Stanish, PhD, SE, PE
  • Sustainability and the ACI Building Code: Plans for the 2025 Edition of ACI 318; presented by Andrew W. Taylor, PhD, SE
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Bars for Sustainable Concrete Structures in the Arabian Gulf Region; presented by Mesfer El Zahrani, PhD, and Muhammad K. Rahman, PhD
  • Impact of Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer on Concrete Durability and Sustainability; presented by Antonio Nanni, PhD, PE
  • Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors for Durable Reinforced Concrete Structures; presented by Shadi Hindaileh, PE
  • Improved Sustainability Through Durability Design; presented by R. Douglas Hooton, PhD, PE, Hon MACI
  • Sustainability and Durability in the Egyptian Building Code; presented by Tamer Elafandy, PhD

ACI also awarded an ACI University subscription to two lucky attendees of the Concrete Conference. ACI University is a global, online-learning resource, providing on-demand access to a wide range of topics on concrete materials, design, construction, and repair.

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The ACI UAE Chapter is looking forward to seeing you in Dubai