Doha, October 01 (QNA) – A two-day training course titled “Sustainable Standards of Cement and Concrete” began Monday at the Ministry of Environment. Organized by GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) in cooperation with Ministry of Environment, represented by the Laboratories and Standardization Affairs, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the attendees are specialist in the area of cement and concrete in the NSBs and the concrete manufacturers, Construction and contracting companies, and the Ministries of Housing, Municipalities, and associations of engineers.
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the relevant authorities of cement and concrete specifications, requirements of sustainability, best practices and regulations universally accepted in this area.
Many topics will be discussed during this course, which will last for two days, including: ready-mix concrete production and sustainability; water management (process, storm, and recycled); solids management (returned concrete and other materials); plant design issues (part 1: production efficiency & energy mgt.); plant design issues (part 2: biodiversity and aesthetics.); ASTM c94 and other standardization approaches to sustainability; ASTM c150, ASTM c1157, and other link to design methodologies; green building and design criteria; environmental attributes of concrete; low impact development and other construction practices; leed and other green building rating systems (part 1: usgbc, green star, estidama, and other systems.); leed and other green building rating systems (part 2: life cycle cost, product category rules, and environmental product declarations); materials technology methods for sustainability (part 1); materials technology methods for sustainability. (QNA)