NRMCA, Dubai partner schedule premier Global Concrete Summit

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

NRMCA has announced a first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition to engage practitioners, researchers and policy makers around the world in an exchange of the latest ideas, knowledge and tools to build the future of concrete construction. Running November 30-December 10, the Global Concrete Summit will address developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. Presentation topics include innovation, resilience, life cycle assessment, low impact development, social responsibility, and public health. 

“Our industry, along with the rest of the economy, is having to adapt to a new environment. The learning opportunities and industry advancements can’t stop because of the pandemic,” says NRMCA President Mike Philipps. “We are excited about the Global Concrete Summit not only for its relevance to the industry but also for the dynamic way that we have been able to adapt to changing norms while still providing valuable information. It really speaks to the commitment and tenacity of the individuals that make up the concrete industry.” The association has hosted international conferences on concrete technology and sustainability since 2006 in the United States, South America and the Middle East, he adds; the Global Concrete Summit will be the series’ first hosted as a virtual event.

“We are excited this year to have the event on a virtual platform after having it organized live for 10 consecutive years in Dubai-UAE. This is an extension of our ongoing relationship with NRMCA in which we offer NRMCA education and certification programs in the Middle East and other parts of Asia and Africa,” notes Rabih Fakih, managing director of Global Concrete Summit co-sponsor Grey Matters, a Dubai-based provider of business and training services for concrete interests. —

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