Scroll to top
Annual Report 2018
Share
ar en

Materials Engineering Directorate

Strategic approach to assure Quality and Sustainability of Materials and Projects

ENG. SAMEER ABDUL KARIM AFFOUNI

Materials Engineering Director

17545797

17545797

17155440

17155440

sameeraka@works.gov.bh

sameeraka@works.gov.bh

Materials Engineering Directorate

Strategic approach to assure Quality and Sustainability of Materials and Projects

ENG. SAMEER ABDUL KARIM AFFOUNI

Materials Engineering Director

17545797

17545797

17155440

17155440

sameeraka@works.gov.bh

sameeraka@works.gov.bh

The Materials Engineering Directorate (MED) in Works Affairs is responsible for quality assurance of all basic construction materials used in government projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The objective of MED services is to have high quality construction projects by ensuring that all materials and their applications in construction works are fully complying with the approved specifications.

Materials Engineering Department performs its functions through laboratory tests of materials and implementation of the quality assurance program for government projects. It also advises on the use of building materials and verifies their suitability in terms of quality, environmental safety, effectiveness and conformity of materials to applicable standards and specifications to ensure the sustainability and resistance meet the expected needs of such buildings and facilities.

In fulfillment to the Ministry’s mission to provide quality public works services, the Directorate ensures that all materials used in buildings, roads as well as sanitary engineering facilities meet or exceed approved project specifications and standards. Another role of the Directorate is to continuously review and modify materials specifications to meet future development demands whilst utilizing local materials in a cost-effective manner.
MED is also undertaking the important role of setting standards, preparing and updating specifications, methods and procedures etc. for the quality assurance of construction works in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The Directorate performs its numerous functions through contribution from more than 70 scientists, engineers and technologists staffing its three laboratories, geotechnical engineering and consultancy & research services.

Organizational Structure