On November 28th and 29th, Saudi Readymix Concrete Company participated as a partner sponsor in the Concrete Conference on Standards, Codes, and Best Practices organized by the American Concrete Institute – Middle East Chapter (ACI-MEC) 2023, in Riyadh, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Saad bin Othman Al-Qasabi, Governor of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and Chairman of the National Committee for the Saudi Building Code. The conference focused on two main sections: concrete manufacturing standards in design and repair, and sustainability and innovation for best concrete practices.
On the first day of the conference, several topics related to concrete manufacturing standards in design and repair were discussed challenges and difficulties in production. Chris Leptokaridis, the Technical and Strategic Director of Saudi Readymix Concrete Company, participated in the panel discussion and talked about key points that contribute to improving the construction process, emphasizing the importance of consulting concrete manufacturers in the early stages of a project.
On the second day of the participation, sustainability and innovation for best concrete practices were discussed. The Building Code requirements to promote the use of fiberglass material and other sustainable construction materials were highlighted. Additionally, a case study was shown on the use of crystalline waterproofing technology in bridge construction in Latin America, specifically in Brazil and Paraguay.
The conference, organized by the American Concrete Institute – Middle East Chapter (ACI-MEC) 2023, brought together and showcased prominent leaders and experts at the local and international levels. They shared the latest topics related to concrete construction, standards, classifications, innovations, modern technologies, and sustainability in building regulations.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) was founded in 1904 and is a pioneer and global resource for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its concrete standards through educational and training programs. It continues to encourage innovative applications and best practices in concrete usage in over 120 countries. The ACI accreditation certificate is highly sought after by concrete organizations, engineers, and technicians.
Saudi Readymix Concrete Company is the main and largest supplier of ready-mixed concrete in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It operates a network of over 40 factories for concrete production and related solutions in various cities and strategic locations throughout the Kingdom. The company manages the largest fleet of mobile equipment in the country. The Saudi Readymix Concrete Research and Development Center contributes to numerous research projects in the field of concrete manufacturing in collaboration with various academic institutions and research organizations.