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ACTS finishes testing at King Abdulaziz Airport

Firm carrying out quality control & third party testing of concrete

NEWS, Projects, Advanced Construction Technology Services, King Abdulaziz International Airport DEVELOPMENT P
Khaled Awad, chairman of ACTS
Khaled Awad, chairman of ACTS

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has recently completed testing of two million cubic metres of concrete under the management of Dar Al Handasah (Shair and Partners), the construction manager at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport Development Project.

The construction materials and geotechnical engineering consultant has been commissioned to carry out the quality control and third party testing works on this project, which involves the testing of a total of 3.5m  cubic metres.

ACTS is deploying over 200 staff. The 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, Saudi Bin Ladin Group (SBG), 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 3.5 million 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: “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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