2mln cubic metres of concrete tested at KAIA

200 workers were involved in testing concrete


Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), has announced that it

has completed testing of two million cubic meters of concrete

ACTS has completed testing of two million cubic meters of concrete

 at King Abdulaziz International Airport Development Project.

ACTS, a consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has been commissioned to carry out the quality control and third party testing works (KAIA), which will see it test a total of 3.5 million cubic meters of concrete.

The tested concrete is under the management of Dar Al Handasah (Shair and Partners) the construction manager at KAIA.

ACTS has over 200 staff members on the site (both skilled and unskilled), and the landmark project involves evaluating six different quarries, four different sources of cement and evaluating and monitoring over 100 concrete mix designs from 32 concrete batch plants.

Maher Chabaklo, project director of Saudi Bin Ladin Group (SBG), the main contractors, said, “SBG has an unwavering strategy to maintain quality irrespective of the size and timeframe of the project.

“Given the sheer magnitude of the King Abdulaziz International Airport project there were several challenges that had to be overcome, such as assuring that concrete production is never interrupted, maintaining tight quality control throughout the site and pouring a total concrete volume of 3,500,000 cubic meters in a short period of time.

“However, ACTS was up to the task and their team of highly trained and expert inspectors and technicians have been ensuring that the large concrete volume being produced and poured daily is closely monitored for all the important quality parameters.”

Khaled Awad, chairman of ACTS, said that the company was using its experience to its advantage.

“We have been fully leveraging our strong background in concrete technology and our long experience in quality control and testing to deliver the most reliable results for such a prestigious project”.


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