Grand Convention of the Construction and Ready Mixed Concrete Sectors takes place in Izmir
Beton İzmir 2018 Ready Mixed Concrete, Cement, Aggregate, Construction Technologies and Equipment Exhibition was held by Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) and Kalite Fuar Yapım AŞ on April 25-28, 2018. In the inauguration ceremony held at Fuarİzmir, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Öztürk, Undersecretary of the T.R. Ministry of Environment and Urban Development; Dr. Sırrı Aydoğan, Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality; Muhsin Dönmez, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry; Cemal Gökçe, President of the Chamber of Civil Engineers; Mehmet Özkan, President of the High Scientific Board of Ministry of the Environment and Urban Development; Selahattin Varan, Izmir Provincial Director of Environment and Urban Development; Mehmet Taha Al, Aydın Provincial Director of Environment and Urban Development; Nazmi Şahin, President of Building Inspections and Earthquake Engineering Society; İsmail Kahraman, President of Izmir Contractors Association; Yavuz Işık, Chair of the Boards of Directors of European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) and Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB); Ali Pastonoğlu, Fatih Vardar, Kadir Büyükdereci, Mehmet Ali Onur, Mehmet Ali Durmaz, Mustafa Ulucan, and Ziya Gökmen Togay, Members of the THBB Board of Directors; academicians, and researchers as well as the representatives of the firms of the ready mixed concrete sector and ancillary industries were the attendees.
In his speech in the inauguration ceremony, Yavuz Işık, Chair of the Boards of Directors of European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) and THBB, specified that the ready mixed concrete sector that is the most fundamental branch of the construction sector has a significant position in the world thanks to its annual production of over 115 million cubic-meter ready mixed concrete. Expressing that Turkey that has been the third biggest ready mixed concrete producer in the world for the last nine years and that it is the leader among the countries in Europe, Yavuz Işık said, “This leadership brings along substantial responsibilities as well. Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association has working to ensure the production of the concrete used in our country completely in quality for the last 30 years nonstop. Provision of quality production and implementation of standards are possible through inspections. KGS- Quality Assurance System founded by our Association to ensure quality concrete production in Turkey in 1995 is highly important. The only efficient and effective inspection in concrete production in our country is conducted by KGS. In this scope, KGS carries out the onsite inspection of concrete production facilities as well as un-notified product inspections. Thanks to this, continuity in the production quality of plants is ensured.”
The exhibition is supported by European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO), Ankara Chamber of Industry, Ankara Chamber of Commerce, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry, Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Izmir Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Civil Engineers, Turkish Green Building Council, Association of Turkish Construction Material Producer, Turkish Employers Association of Construction Industries and Turkish Contractors Association, Turkish Contractors Association, Association of Building Inspection and Earthquake Engineering.
The THBB Seminars held at Beton Izmir 2018 Exhibition draw intense interest
Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) held THBB seminars at Beton Izmir 2018 Exhibition, as in the previous years. In the seminars that took place under Betonstar’s Main Sponsorship on 25-26th April, the first two days of the Exhibition, presentations were made in the issues that will contribute to the improvement of the sector, particularly concrete in mega projects, permeable concrete, concrete and sustainability, roller compacted concrete pavements, as well as the seminars of the participating firms.
In the keynote speech of the THBB Seminars, Yavuz Işık, Chair of the Boards of Directors of European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) and Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) stated that as THBB, they have been working for the production and use of quality concrete for 30 years and continued as follows: “We keep working, in addition to quality concrete production, on the issues of quality inspection, R&D works, training, certification, sustainability, the environment, and vocational health and safety for the improvement of the ready mixed concrete sector and we attach substantial importance to those issues. In particular, the issue of sustainability has been the subject matter that has recently stood out in all the areas of activity in the entire world. Accordingly, sustainability of concrete, the building material that is the second most widely used material after water, has grave importance. Being aware of this, Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association has focused on the issue of sustainability and in 2017, it became a member of Concrete Sustainability Council, which was founded in 2016. While our Association became entitled to be a ‘Regional System Operator,’ THBB Quality Assurance System (KGS) became a ‘Certification Institution.’ The Certification of the Responsible Use of Resources presented by the Council is a certification system that is acknowledged in the entire world for the concrete sector and concrete components like cement and aggregate. Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) provides the producers of concrete, aggregate, and cement with the opportunity of having their efforts rewarded with a certification system that is reliable and based on independent data. CSC certification system supports the producers in increasing the product quality.”
THBB holds an Economy Seminar at Beton Izmir 2018 Exhibition
The Economy Seminar organized by Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) has hosted Economist Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin. In the Economy Seminar held at Beton Izmir 2018 Exhibition on April 26, 2018, Yavuz Işık, Chair of the Boards of Directors of European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) and THBB; and Economist Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin gave speeches. The Economy Seminar held with the title of “Construction, the Locomotive of the Economy; Ready Mixed Concrete, the Locomotive of Construction..." was welcomed with interest intensely by the representatives of the ready mixed concrete sector, participating firms, and visitors.
Giving a speech in the inauguration of the THBB Economy Seminar, Yavuz Işık, Chair of the Boards of Directors of European Ready Mixed Concrete Association (ERMCO) and THBB, stated that Turkey ended the last quarter of 2017 with 7,3 percent and entire year with 7,4 percent growth and that ending of 2017 with a significant performance by the real sector and, specifically, the manufacture industry in Turkey was pleasing despite all the geopolitical risks, global fluctuation, and changes on the financial markets.
About Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) is a professional organization that has endeavored for the production of concrete in compliance with the standards to construct the reliable and resistant structures and for the use of concrete in high resistance classes in the concrete applications conforming to the standards especially in the areas with high earthquake risk since 1988. It is mandatory for the companies to do production in compliance with the standards in all their ready-mixed concrete plants, to have received a KGS (Quality Assurance System) Certificate of Conformity which is subjected to continuous spot checking, to possess an appropriate laboratory, and to fulfill the technical, environmental, legal, and ethical criteria as well as the criteria relating to vocational health and workers’ safety in a complete manner. THBB is a member of European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) and The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC); Regional System Operator of The Concrete Sustainability Council.
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