Le Royal Hotel – Dbayeh
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
8:00 to 9:00

REGISTRATION – COFFEE BREAK

9:00 to 11:00

OPENING REMARKS

Khaled Awad, Chairman and Founder of ACTS

Introduction and Welcome

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Bilal Hamad, Mayor of Beirut

Beirut Disaster Risk Resilience

Eng. Youssef Azzam, President of Safety Building Alliance SBA

Building Law, Safety Regulations and Enforcement: SBA Activities

Eng. Elias Chelala, Manager of Construction Department at Bureau Veritas, Lebanon

Fire Safety in Buildings

Mr. Adib Hachem, Sales and Marketing Director at Cimenterie Nationale, Lebanon

Challenging Debt

11:00 to 11:45

BREAK – EXHIBITION AREA

11:45 to 12:30

Dr. Nadim Wehbe, South Dakota State University, USA

Vulnerability of Concrete Bridge Columns to Truck Collision Loads

Eng. Gina Korek, Materials Engineer at ACTS

EGG Protection Device ACI Student Competition: Rewards Ceremony

12:30 to 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 to 16:00

Dr. Wassim Ghannoum, The university of Texas at Austin, USA

Seismic Assessment of Rxisting Buildings – Acceptance Criteria

Dr. Hikmat Zerbe, University of Balamand, Lebanon

Lessons Learned From Previous Earthquakes

Dr. Abdullah Daou, Chairman of Beirut International – Marine and Commerce

Floating Island: DHOW 4 Advanced Engineering

Dr. Nada Chami, Specification Manager at Sodamco-Weber, Middle East

Façade Insulation. How to Save Energy With ETICS

16:00

CLOSING