Rabeh Almashhadani and Mohamed Abdelsalam emerge as the winning duo for the ACI Concrete Cylinder Student Contest!
The 2017 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Cylinder student competition was organized by ACI Qatar Chapter and ACTS. The team of Rabeh Almashhadani and Mohamed Abdelsalam emerged as the winning duo for the Concrete Cylinder contest. The announcement was made at the recently held Future Concrete conference in Doha, the premier annual learning event for the construction industry organized by ACI Qatar Chapter and ACTS. As the highest-ranked team, Rabeh and Mohammed were awarded a trip to attend the ACI 2017 Fall Convention scheduled in October in Disneyland in Anaheim,California, USA. This year’s award was sponsored by Chryso and United Readymix.
ACI ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS FOR 2017
Khaled Awad, founding chairman of Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), was recently elected as the president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
He is the first ACI member from the Middle East to assume the role of president. In his new role, Awad tells Construction Week that he intends to make sure that the organisation succeeds in broadening its global reach.
ACTS bags quality control, geotechnical and testing works on Qatar stadiums
ACTS has already completed its task to conduct geophysical surveys on the Al Wakrah Stadium. In addition, ACTS has been appointed to perform various additional geotechnical and geophysical tasks along with the construction materials testing related to the same stadium. The 40,000-seater facility is located approximately 15 kilometres south of Doha, and will host World Cup quarterfinal matches. ACTS is also currently involved in the works on the other four stadiums that are under construction in Qatar.
The ERESCO MF4 – For the toughest of tasks!
In line with our Quality-rooted consulting services, we added to our equipment fleet the ERESCO MF4 which is a Reliable, Lightweight, Portable X-Ray Generator.
The ERESCO MF4 range of X-ray generators finds application throughout the industrial spectrum in the inspection of welds and in the examinations for structural integrity.
The 2017 Training Calendar is available!
We’re proud to announce the 2017 course offerings, specifically designed for anyone looking to engage in various ACI training programs! Part of ACTS’ core mission is to professionalize the industry and to elevate the quality of the construction field in the region. We do this by conducting regular training sessions related to construction as well as in-house and tailor-made courses to fit customer needs.
We cover topics including: field and laboratory testing and evaluation of concrete and construction materials, concrete advanced technologies and mix design, understanding of ready mixed concrete, construction practices, mass concrete, hot and cold weather concreting, field quality control, inspection of structures, non-destructive testing and special investigations, soils testing and evaluation, hot mix Asphalt technology, etc…
We also facilitate ACI certifications to individuals dedicated to pursuing higher standards. ACI certifications are valid for 5 years.
ACTS & ACI Lebanon Chapter (Lebanese Concrete Society) reveal winners of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball competition
Advanced Construction and Technology Services (ACTS) has revealed that a University of Balamand team has become the winner of the 2016 ACI Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (FRC) Bowling Ball Student Competition. The competition was held as part of the international Future Concrete Conference that was organized by ACTS in cooperation with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Lebanon Chapter (Lebanese Concrete Society).
The top-placed team from the University of Balamand, comprised of Ramez Bou Rizk and Elie Nasr, won an all-expense trip to the United States of America to attend the ACI Fall Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania slated in October this year. Two teams shared Second Place Honors, namely Khaled Boukhari and Amer Al Arab from Beirut Arab University, Debbieh, and Antoine Helal and Dola Nehme, also from the University of Balamand. Ali Baddah and Moussa Houjeiri from Lebanese University, Hadath, meanwhile, secured third place finish in the contest. The second and third placed winners received cash prizes as well as certificates of recognition. Cimenterie Nationale, a leader in the Lebanese cement industry, sponsored the awards.
Future Concrete 2016 is only a few days away!
ACTS & ACI Lebanon Chapter (Lebanese Concrete Society) has announced this year’s international Future Concrete conference which will focus on managing construction sites. The 5th Future Concrete Conference will be held on August 25th at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel, Lebanon.
ACTS strengthens presence in the Middle East with the opening of new branch in Lebanon
In line with its intensive growth strategy and its continuing commitment to meet client needs, ACTS has formally announced the opening of a new branch in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Located in Al-Qalamoun, Tripoli, the new facility features a state-of-the-art laboratory fully equipped to perform various field sampling and materials testing procedures, such as compressive strength of concrete cylinders, curing of concrete cylinders, sieve analysis of aggregates, specific gravity and absorption of aggregates (fine and course), material finer of aggregates (fine and course), and sand equivalent of fine aggregate, among others.