ME vice president for American Concrete Institute
American Concrete Institute has elected its first vice president from the Middle East
Engr. Khaled Awad has been appointed as American Concrete Institute's first vice president from the Middle East.
The chairman and founder for the Lebanon-based Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) will serve as vice president for the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the world authority and resource on concrete technology.
ACI made the announcement during the recently-held Concrete Convention and Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri and Awad said: “I am honoured and humbled to be elected to the post. We at ACTS believe in investing in the future that is why we have always valued our relationship with the American Concrete Institute being their local sponsoring group in the Middle East since 1996.
"ACI’s commitment to advancing knowledge is beyond valuable and this is something that deeply inspires me. ACI has been universally recognized as the world authority in concrete construction.
"Serving the Institute in this position will allow me to further highlight the Middle East from an international perspective. It is an honor that I truly cherish."
Awad, who is a world-renowned expert in concrete technology and sustainable construction, has been working in the real estate and construction industry in the Middle East for more than 25 years.
He recently founded Grenea, an investment firm advancing and providing technical assistance to eco-developments around the world. Prior to establishing Grenea, he was the founding Director of Property Development at the Masdar Initiative in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Masdar is a multifaceted initiative advancing the development, commercialisation, and deployment of renewable and alternative energy technologies and solutions. He oversaw the development of emission-free Masdar City, the world’s first development aiming to become carbon-neutral.
He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and ASTM International, and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Concrete Technology.