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American Concrete Institute Unveils Middle East Website

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently launched the web page — a site designed specifically for concrete professionals in the Middle East region. The website features Middle East regional events, news, training opportunities, and chapters, along with a built-in translator.

“As the American Concrete Institute accelerates efforts worldwide, the site provides ACI the opportunity to deliver industry-leading technical resources to the concrete community in the Middle East,” said Ronald G. Burg, the ACI’s executive vice president. “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 ACI is a leading global authority and resource for the development of and distribution of consensus-based standards and technical resources, as well as educational programs and certifications for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials.

Rapid Gulf Region Construction Growth

Rapid construction growth in the Gulf region has led to an increase in the use of the “ACI 318: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” standard, described by the group as one of the most essential and valuable standards with respect to the design of reinforced concrete structures.

As such, leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization recently entered into an agreement with the ACI to cooperate towards a better understanding and use of concrete and cementitious materials in civil infrastructure.

International Construction Event Partnership

ACI is also partnering with The Big 5 Heavy international construction event to host its ACI Concrete Essentials Seminar Series, taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from March 26-27, 2018.

The two-day seminar gives participants an in-depth look into topics including concrete repair, self-consolidating concrete, mass concrete, and more. In addition, the seminar series features a three-part course on the aforementioned ACI 318 standard, which will be used to develop a Gulf Building Code.

The first seminars on each day are available free to attendees, and the seminars will be approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit.

For more information, contact: ACI, (248) 848-3800,