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  • Arif Husain Al Marzooqi

    Head of Products Conformity Assessment Section Dubai Central Lab Department - Dubai Municipality

    Mr. Arif Husain Al Marzooqi was appointed as Head of Products Conformity Assessment Section in Dubai Central Lab Department (DCLD) of Dubai Municipality effective December 6th, 2015.

    Graduated from UAE University with Bachelor Degree of Science Major Geology in the year 2000. He joined the Municipality in 2000 as a Field Studies Researcher Assistant, and was later promoted to the post of Acting Head of Research and Standardization Management Office. He was later appointed as Head of Research and Standardization Management Office in which he was looked after the Standards development for testing and products specification for conformity assessment.

    He was promoted in 2012 to the post of Acting Head of Inspection and Certification Section. Mr. Arif chaired a number of committees in Dubai Municipality such as the Technical Approval Committee, Development of Dubai Soil Profile Mapping Committee, Concrete Sustainability Team and participated as active member in a lot of other committees such as Strategic Transformation Management Team of DCLD, Establishing International Center for Halal Products Accreditation and Certification Team, Certification Advisory Committee, Certification Technical Committee, DCL Internal Auditor Team and DCL Awards and Innovations Team. He was also instrumental in winning some more than 10 local, regional and international awards for DCL and Dubai Municipality, and have a big role in making DCL/Dubai Municipality Conformity Mark available and existing in more than 22 countries around the world and development of more than 70 standards for testing and products specification.

  • Lionel Lemay

    NRMCA Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability

    Lionel Lemay is Sr. Vice President, Sustainable Development for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). He manages programs to assist producers, contractors, and designers transform concrete manufacturing and construction to improve overall sustainability of the concrete industry. Mr. Lemay manages programs to educate concrete industry professionals, engineers and architects on the proper use and design of concrete for buildings, parking areas, roadways, and other applications. He works on developing standards and specifications with a focus on performance-based specifications for concrete. He has written numerous articles on concrete construction and is co-author of the McGraw-Hill book Insulating Concrete Forms for Residential Design and Construction.
    Mr. Lemay is a Registered Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Lemay is a Certified Association Executive. He is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute and serves on ACI committees 301, 332 and 560. He is chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers Concretes and Cementitious Materials Committee. Before joining NRMCA, Mr. Lemay was Managing Director of Promotion for the Portland Cement Association and before that he was Director of Engineering for the Chicago office of Hansen Lind Meyer, Inc., a national building design firm. Mr. Lemay holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in civil engineering and applied mechanics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada

  • Tien Peng

    NRMCA Vice President, Sustainability

    Tien Peng is National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) Vice President, Sustainability. Based in Seattle, he advises decision makers on energy, resilience, and building code adoption and legislation. Mr. Peng monitors and provides input to building code, standards and green protocols. This includes the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED rating system, Green Globes, and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). For the past two decades, Mr. Peng has been an architectural designer, builder, and process management consultant. He has also been involved in codes and standards as a means to ensure buildings and facilities are safe, healthy, and energy efficient. He facilitated the creation of the LEED Homes rating system for the as well as current versions of BuiltGreen, the Evergreen Development Standard. Mr. Peng currently serves on the consensus body of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Green Globes document and ASTM’s E60 Sustainability and E06 Building Performance committees.
    Mr. Peng holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Houston and a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His professional accreditations include LEED AP BD+C, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA), Certified Green Professional (CGP) from the National Association of Home Builders, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).

  • Fida Mohammed Alhammadi

    Head of Research and Building Systems Section

    Fida holds a Bachelor degree in Civil and Enviromental Engineering, from the United Arab Emirates University, 2013; she has a Masters degree in Engineering Managment from University of Sharjah.
    Fida is certified as LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE, Certified Concrete Professional Middle East (CCPfME) , NRMCA CFT, NRMCA CFME, and BREEM ASSOCIATE. Fida is also an aproved Trainer From Local and Intenational entities.

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