ABU DHABI, March 3rd, 2022: The Conformity and Specification Services Sector of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) and the Al Ain Municipality held a workshop on improving the quality of ready-mix and pre-cast concrete products used in the construction sector in line with the Abu Dhabi technical specifications.
The online workshop entitled, `Quality Matching Program for Ready-Mix and Pre-cast Concrete Factories,’ also discussed enhancing cooperation between public and private sectors.
Bader Khamis Al-Shamili, Director of Conformity Assessment Services Department, said: “During the workshop, the Council studied the Al Ain Municipality initiative that aims to develop a quality control and monitor system of factories. Discussions covered the sustainable development framework for factories to raise quality and efficiency in the manufacture of concrete mixtures and pre-cast concrete products in Abu Dhabi.”
He said that after the completion of the development of a mandatory standards program by Al Ain Municipality for ready-mix concrete, on-site mixing units and precast concrete, based on best practices and global standards in the infrastructure sector and municipal assets, it will be implemented across Abu Dhabi.
“QCC, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra municipalities and the Department of Economic Development (DED) together have worked on the quality check system and have succeeded in creating a matching program that supports the building materials industry. This will be applied compulsorily this year, giving time for the factories to adapt to the requirements,” Al Shumaili said.
He said that the workshop was targeted at building materials and construction workers of both public and private sectors, as well as the manufacturers of ready-mix concrete products and precast concrete in Abu Dhabi.
He added that participants at the workshop were positive and constructive in the discussions on implementing the program and on obtaining certificates of conformity, in addition to the registration and evaluation formalities.