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Dr. Mohd Shehadeh, The Senior Vice President of UNIBETON RM, is conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree by Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Senior Vice President of UNIBETON RM, and a board member of Al Fara’a Construction Group, under which UNIBETON falls, Dr. Mohd Shehadeh has been conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree by Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, one of the world renowned universities with a history of more than 200 years, in a very grand convocation ceremony that took place on 30-May-2012.  Dr. Shehadeh delivered an excellent inspiration speech to the graduating students which not only inspired the participants of the event, but be an inspiration to all.
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” This quote from Albert Einstein certainly applies to Dr. Mohammed Shehadeh. The commitment to innovation and sustainability has made Dr Shehadeh a construction leader in the United Arab Emirates.
It has taken foresight and hard work to build UNIBETON to the point where it is now as the market leader in the UAE. Dr. Shehadeh, who has led the ready-mix company from the start, has seen production go from 240,000 cubic meters of concrete in 1995, to a peak production of four million cubic meters annually. Dr. Shehadeh expresses his gratitude to both chairmen of Al Fara’a Construction Group, Dr J. R. Gangaramani and Mr. Adel Saleh, for their continuous sympathy and support during his initiative.
Dr. Shehadeh’s greatest contribution is not measured by the volume of concrete produced. As he explains:
“To be the first choice for sustainable ready-mix concrete solutions” was my corporate vision to drive the sustainability theme throughout the organization….The first task was to move away from the traditional methods of producing concrete by introducing innovative modern technology in concrete production….”
Dalhousie’s assistant director of the Centre for Innovation in Infrastructure, Dr. Dean Forgeron, sums up the difference Dr. Shehadeh has made this way: “From the introduction of higher performance concrete and self-compacting concrete to the UAE in the late 1990s, and his pioneering work that allowed the production of these materials in quantities that are almost unimaginable anywhere in the world; to the implementation of an extensive recycling program and a very aggressive 30 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide content of all concrete produced by UNIBETON in recent years, it is clear that Dr. Shehadeh has been a driving force of change in the concrete industry.”
UNIBETON has started operations in 1980, as a small company with one batching plant in Suleimat, Al Ain, and then grew to become the leading supplier of ready-mix concrete in GCC. Having offices in Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Mumbai, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey, Morocco, Azerbaijan; UNIBETON is operational through a network of permanent batching plants across the UAE & KSA & QATAR with an annual production capacity of 10 Mil m³.
UNIBETON is known to be the leading ready-mix supplier in the GCC as the flag holders of green and sustainable concrete. UNIBETON is the supplier of megaprojects like New Port of Qatar and The King Abdullah Financial District of KSA. UNIBETON has demonstrated its industry leadership by achieving Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, Mohammed Bin Rashed Maktoum Business Award, Stevie Awards, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award for construction, CityBuild Abu Dhabi Innovation Award for Green and Sustainable Concrete Solutions and many others.

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