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Industry News BASF Showcases Innovative anticipated to bring together more than 800 multidisciplinary Underground Construction engineering professionals, constructions professionals, scien- Solutions at Arabian Tunneling tists, and educators from across 25 countries. For more infor- Conference and Exhibition in mation, visit www.uaetunnelling.org. Abu Dhabi ACI Releases New Guide to BASF Construction Chemi- Concrete Repair cals has marked an emphatic ACI has announced the release of participation at the upcoming the latest ACI 546R-14, “Guide to Arabian Tunneling Confer- Concrete Repair.” This guide pres- ence and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, showcasing innovative ents recommendations for the selec- products for Underground Construction (UGC) within its tion and application of materials Master Builders Solutions portfolio. and methods for repairing, pro- BASF has highlighted groundbreaking technologies such tecting, and strengthening concrete as the Sprayed Concrete Equipment Simulator—an interactive structures. An overview of materials tunneling construction software. Visitors to the stand were and methods is presented as a guide invited to personally experience the on-site simulator. BASF’s for selecting a particular applica- admixture systems and solutions for waterproofing were also tion. References are provided for obtaining in-depth infor- on display. mation on the selected materials or methods. For more Throughout the conference, BASF’s UGC specialists head- information or to attain copies of this publication, please visit lined a series of technical seminars. Karl Gunnar, Technical www.concrete.org. Manager for Underground Construction Solutions, spoke about spray-applied waterproofing membranes, while Daniel Mon- talban, Global Technical Manager for TBM (Tunneling Boring Machines) applications, presented a paper on these applications. Additionally, Nick Chittenden, Regional Manager for BASF Underground Construction Middle East, outlined the compa- ny’s strategy of combining global intelligence with local experience to guarantee the success of its applications at the Young Engineer Forum. Speaking ahead of the conference, Nick Chittenden said, “Supported by a global team, BASF is a world leader in the provision of reliable, customer-oriented solutions for tunneling applications. Our portfolio includes sprayed concrete, injection solutions, products for TBM, waterproofing systems, and fire protection products. “The Arabian Tunneling Conference and Exhibition has evolved as a definitive regional industry event and offers us an ideal platform to promote our products, projects, and services to the region’s burgeoning construction industry. We will leverage our participation as gold sponsors to collaborate with prospective clients and global decision-makers, as well as network and share knowledge with industry peers for the ulti- mate benefit of the construction sector.” Hosted by the UAE Chapter of Society of Engineers with the support of the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) that BASF is affiliated with, the Arabian Tunneling Conference and Exhibition took place on December 9-10, 2014, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibi- tion Centre. The 2-day conference and exhibition is the only event of its kind in the region, making it the essential meeting point for tunneling professionals involved in the design, management, and maintenance of underground infrastructure. The event is Shotcrete • Winter 2015 59


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