The Saudi Building Code "SBC" National Committee hosted some student officers registered in the Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety and Security of King Fahd Security College. The Committee introduced SBC Code requirements and activities of the National Committee in this regard in conjunction with SBC entering the compulsory implementation stage in the last few months.
In the visit, Engineer Tawfik I. Aljrayed, Secretary-General of the SBC National Committee delivered introductory presentation of SBC. In the presentation, Mr. Aljrayed presented the Committee activities, SBC implementation mechanisms, and roles of the various government agencies ensuring organizational compliance with the SBC requirements.
Aljrayed stated the importance of having an SBC at a critical juncture in our contemporary history. He explained that there is a dire need to standardize the specifications and practices that match Saudi nature and engineering environment. The government bodies, which participating in SBC work, depend on it to enhance the building and construction sector's role in bolstering economy and sustainable development and upgrading quality and safety in buildings.
The visit also included a tour on the laboratories of the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization "SASO". In the introductory tour. In SASO Laboratories tour, the students saw the capabilities and technologies used in testing relevant material and products as well as material testing methods to assure its conformity to Saudi Standards and SBC Requirements.