Under The Patronage of
The Saudi Standards and Metrology Organisation SASO,
The Middle East Drymix Mortar Association cordially invites you to:

October 17, 2011 Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Riyadh


Developing a Grand Nation with State-of-the-Art Construction Technology

17th October 2011, 10:00 – 18:00

Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

Conference Language is English, programme will be published after Ramadan.

Moderation: Ferdinand Leopolder, Secretary General of MEDMA.

Call for papers: Please click here.

Saudi Arabia constitutes the biggest economy and population of the GCC Nations. Within the last years it had an average population growth of 3.1% and its annual GDP growth has been forecasted as 5.2%. In March 2011 King Abdullah announced spending US$ 65.000 mio on 500,000 new houses during the next years. The current construction projects in KSA are worth over US$ 600.000 mio and there are extensive plans for urban development including projects like Jazan Economic City, King Abdullah Economic City, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Mousaed Economic City and Knowledge Economic City. Not to speak of the ongoing projects in Riyadh such as Princess Noora University and King Abdullah Bin AbdulAziz Financial District.

At this point, Saudi Arabia is looking for costefficient, sustainable and durable construction technology. Modern, factory-made drymix
mortars are first in line where intelligent building materials can be employed. Drymix mortars play a decisive role when it comes to thermal insulation, reduction of jobsite traffic as well as durable, low-maintenance construction.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by its Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization SASO has undertaken tremendous
efforts to increase the sophistication and quality of materials used in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Arabia Conference on Sustainable Building Materials will present the potentials of drymix mortar technology and show how
its performance will improve the overall building quality in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . The conference is geared towards choice Legislators from Government Bodies of KSA and other GCC Nations, Construction Professionals from Developers, Consultants
and Contractors, University scholars and Researchers, Manufacturers of Sustainable Building Materials and Suppliers to the Construction
Materials Industry.

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Day 1 - Conference Program October 17, 2011
13:00 – 13:30 Registration and Welcome Lunch
Introduction & Welcome

Session 1: Green Building – Regulations and Solutions
13:30-13:35 Eng. Tawfik Al-Jrayed & Ferdinand Leopolder, SASO, MEDMA
Greeting / Opening Words
13:35-14:00 Mario Seneviratne, Green Technologies FZCO
Acceleration of Green Buildings - Applicable Codes and Rating Systems
14:00-14:25 Dr. Baha Abdelrazig, SIKA
Products and Systems for the Protection and Repair of Concrete According to EN 1504
14:25-14:50 Andreas Riedel, DMC-Mix
Pure Mineral Spray-On Renders - Overview and Environmental Aspects

15:00-15:30 Prayer and Coffee Break

Session 2: Sustainable Design – Processes and Realisation
15:30-15:55 Jignesh Thakkar, Conmix
Sustainable Premix Render - an Economical Way to Protect a Building
15:55-16:20 Eng. Ahmed Al-Ali, X-Architects
SUBUR(A)BIA … The Need to Unsprawl - Urban Planning and Green Architcture
16:20-16:45 Engelbert Köß, Haver & Boecker
Clean Plant Design - Ecologic Aspects in Packaging

Coffee/Tea Break

Session 3: Environmentally Compatible Materials and Technologies
17:00-17:25 Roland Jansen, Supra
Automation of Work Processes - The Efficiency of Bulk Logistics
17:25-17:50 Torsten Busch, Aqualon
Cellulose Ethers for Improved Hot-Temperature Performance in External Insulation Finishing Systems and External Skim Coat Mortars
17:50-18:15 Mark Carpenter, Ardex Middle East
Specialty Mortars and Adhesives - the Durable and Long-Lasting Solution for Modern Construction

Registration options:

Sustainable Building Materials Conference

  • Early bird discount until September 27, 2011 of 215 USD (800 SAR) per delegate
  • Regular fee from September 28, 2011 will be 270 USD (1,000 SAR) per delegate

Special discount for Architects, Consultants & Design Professionals

  • Early bird discount until September 27, 2011 of 27 USD (100 SAR) per delegate
  • Regular fee from September 28, 2011 will be 40 USD (150 SAR) per delegate

Special discount for Drymix Mortar Producers:

  • Early bird discount until September 27, 2011 of 108 USD (400 SAR) per delegate
  • Regular fee from September 28, 2011 will be 135 USD (500 SAR) per delegate

The early booking rebate is applicable, if booked and paid before 30. August 2011

Attendance at the Conference entitles to a Certificate of Attendance issued by MEDMA

Special Admission packages available for sponsors, student rebates available upon request

To register please click here


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