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Dubai Municipality and NRMCA to Cooperate on Certification Programs

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Last week, Lionel Lemay of NRMCA met with the Dubai Central Laboratory of the Dubai Municipality (DCL-DM) to establish a cooperative agreement to recognize technical equivalencies of their respective concrete plant and truck certification programs. Per the agreement, NRMCA will now offer certificates to concrete plants operating in Dubai that have earned the DCL-DM plant and truck certification. Once a Dubai concrete plant goes through the DCL-DM audit and is issued a certificate, concrete companies can choose to obtain the NRMCA certification without the need for additional audit.

Lemay also met with the Dubai Municipality to discuss alternates to its prescriptive requirements for extremely high quantities of supplementary cementing materials in concrete. Dubai officials seek to lower the carbon footprint, but one unintended consequence is limiting the use high early strength concrete. NRMCA offered its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) program as an alternate to the prescriptive specification, allowing producers to demonstrate their environmental performance through EPDs.
NRMCA works with Grey Matters Consultancy, a Dubai consulting company that offers the NRMCA plant and truck certification program in the Emirate of Dubai and throughout the Middle East along with dozens of other NRMCA personnel and product certifications.

Contact Colin Lobo of NRMCA at 240-485-1160 or for Plant and truck certifications and Lionel Lemay of NRMCA at 847-918-7101 or for sustainability certifications.

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