Faculty of Engineering (FE) students at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) Jeffrey Jabbour, Kees Kandiel Daniel, and Serge Saade recently won the 2018 National ACI Eco-Concrete Student Competition organized by the Lebanese Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), and the Lebanese Concrete Society.
The competition’s main objective is to develop a novel structural concrete mix design using alternative constituents of local origin and presenting a significantly reduced environmental impact while maintaining good structural and durability performance.
Eighteen teams representing 10 universities, including NDU, participated in the Eco-Concrete competition. The other participating universities were the Lebanese University, Lebanese American University (LAU), American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut Arab University (BAU), Islamic University of Lebanon (IUL), University of Balamand (UOB), City Univ., and Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK). The results were announced during the “Future Concrete 2018 – Construction, Durability and Concrete Repair” conference organized on September 5, 2018, at Le Royal Hotel, Dbayeh.
NDU ranked first, LAU second, and Lebanese University Branch II (Roumieh) third.
This most recent achievement by NDU students is the result a long summer of hard work put in by this highly motivated team of three Civil Engineering senior students. Each student won an all-inclusive trip to attend the 2018 ACI Convention, which is scheduled to take place between October 14 and 18, 2018, in Las Vegas USA.