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ACTS Partners with Pune Based DESPL
Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), a leading third party engineering firm specialized in material testing and geo engineering has tied up with Pune based Durocrete Engineering Services Pvt ltd (DESPL). This strategic partnership will help DESPL increase its scope of work and scale up operations in India while providing access to a platform for growth in the Indian market.

Established in 1996, Advanced Construction Technology Services(ACTS) has become the preferred third-party provider for Geotechnical Engineering, Material Testing, and Consulting, and is the Local Sponsoring Group for the American Concrete Institute (ACI)ís programs in the Middle East and Africa. ACTS was the first consulting firm in this field in the Middle East to obtain the ISO 9001, ISO 17025, IAO 17020, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, and ACTS is the recognized representative of IHS, ASTM, BSI, IEEE and many other global standards development organizations. ACTS provide services in areas like Consultancy, Geotechnical Engineering, Fire Testing, Material Testing, Nondestructive testing, Environmental Testing and Services, Training & Conferences, Certifications, Technical Standards & Solutions. ACTS has offices in, Lebanon, Qatar, KSA, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Rwanda and Kenya. Till date ACTS has worked on several mega projects like Kuwait International Airport, Riyadh Metro, the 1km Kingdom tower, Jeddah International Airport, and they have special expertise determining service life of buildings and structural health monitoring of bridges by using remote sensors.

Pune based Durocrete is a leading name in the field of construction material testing with 3 laboratories located in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik. The company offers the widest range of testing services in the field of mechanical, chemical, nondestructive testing and geotechnical investigation in India.

Khaled Awad, Chairman ACTS and Past President ACI said that Our partnership with DESPL underlines our commitment to play an active role in the growing Indian Infrastructure and real estate sectors. The experience that ACTS has gained over more than last two decades will help introduce distinct value added services ensuring optimal cost and extended durability to the numerous capital projects in India

Ujwal Kunte, Managing Director DESPL informed that the partnership opens new horizons for DESPL in India, It also presents new opportunities to expand with dynamic and modern service structure and with a range of new and specialized knowledge based testing service in Indian Subcontinent. He added that the partnership will enhance our footprint as we plan to set up laboratories in all metro cities in India and also establish project laboratories on mega projects like high speed rail, airports, ports, Metros and highway projects.