26 - 29 November 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre

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Durability: The New Focus of Many Owners

Exhibit at the largest infrastructure event in MENA


Returning as part of The Big 5 – the Middle East’s largest event for the building and construction industry, Middle East Concrete will run from 26 - 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The concrete event has been re-introduced alongside The Big 5 as a growing construction sector puts pressure on the region to deliver projects more efficiently and in shorter time frames.

The four-day exhibition will put your products and services directly in front of more than 20,000 structural and civil engineers, plant managers, architects, consultants and contractors from across the GCC.

26 - 29 November 2018  |  Za'abeel Hall 1 | Dubai World Trade Centre  

Full exhibitor list will be live at the end of August 2018

The structural design of reinforced concrete structures is facilitated by ACI 318, developed by experts in design and analysis. This document sets the minimum requirements for life safety.

It also deals with the durability of the structure by setting performance and prescriptive requirements on the concrete materials. The protections for sulphate exposure and permeability will be reviewed. In addition, there are numerous structures where the owner desires a defined service life. The definitions of service life, the environmental exposures and the performance and prescriptive requirements will be reviewed, with an emphasis on reliability engineering methods. ACI is currently developing a durability code to supplement the requirements of ACI 318. These topics will be reviewed in terms of specification and production of concrete where durability, not strength, is the governing durability criteria.

13:30 - 14:30