SASO Technical Regulation for Building Materials

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

SASO Technical Regulation for Building Materials

Overview of Key Aspects and Provisions of Regulations & Standards

Classroom Dates
13 - 17 May 2024
04 - 08 Nov 2024
Online Dates
04 - 08 Nov 2024

The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO) has developed a Technical Regulation for Building Materials, which is part of the current Saudi Building Code. The SASO Technical Regulation for Building Materials training course focuses on introducing an overview about regulation that provides the characteristics of building materials and their production methods, including the applicable associated administrative provisions. Besides, assessments and practical examples shall be promoted in an interactive manner to let all attendees realize how to better adopt such standards properly to enhance the building performance and durability in an economical design basis.

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight:

  • Sectors of metals and their alloys for buildings and constructions; SASO technical regulation for building materials
  • Insulation and building cladding materials; SASO technical regulation for building materials
  • Hydraulic links and related products; SASO technical regulation for building materials
  • Bricks, tiles, ceramics, sanitary ware and related products; SASO technical regulation for building materials
  • Pipes used in water, electricity and gas networks

By the end of this SASO Technical Regulation for Building Materials training course, participants will learn to:

  • Understand overview of the technical regulation for building materials developed by SASO
  • Enhance the building performance and durability in an economical design basis
  • Control work methods, resources and systems to meet technical regulation of materials
  • Mitigate potential threats and risks associated with incompliance with mandatory regulations
  • Contribute to controlling work quality, progress and cost at construction site
  • Develop detailed concise precise item specification and metrics to avoid any ambiguity
  • Learn cost control and progress payment administration

Participants to this SASO Technical Regulation for Building Materials training course will receive a thorough training by the Tutor promoting a variety of proven adult highly interactive training and facilitation techniques. Training course methodology includes group discussions and team exercises to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. Discussion of the goals of each participant to ensure their needs are fulfilled. Questions are encouraged throughout which provides opportunities for participants to discuss specific issues and, if possible, find appropriate solutions.

Organization will be able to expand and enhance their capacity and improve quality behavior in the construction and building materials, by:

  • Reduce maintenance cost by enhancing quality control for new projects
  • Improve quality by knowing up-to-date technology of quality and its practically in real project
  • Enlarge the organization investment by have a durable structure along its life time
  • Avoid any incompliance with the technical regulation for building materials, which is part of the current Saudi building code
  • Mitigating and navigating potential threats, rejection, penalties and challenges associated with the incompliance with mandatory regulations
  • Describe clear complete scope with minimum PDRI and reduce risk  
  • Recognizing the characteristics of building materials and their production methods including the applicable associated administrative provisions
  • Enhance the building performance and durability in an economical design basis
  • Upgrade high quality site supervision to ensure seamless coordination and full compliance among technical documents (drawings, BOQ and specification) by various construction parties
  • Effective management of complex changes claims and counter claims at construction site

By attending this SASO Technical Regulation for Building Materials training course, delegates will be able to increase their skill sets and competencies in:

  • Understating and applying properly the technical regulation for building materials developed by the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO)
  • Effective site progress reporting and ensuring successful compliance with technical regulation for building materials
  • Increase knowledge of up to date of the characteristics of building materials and their production methods, including the applicable associated administrative provisions
  • Enhance the capabilities to estimate the cost of each items to a realistic estimate and reduce contingency ratio
  • Increase the skill for maintenance approach and quality of all phases of wide scatter of products and projects
  • Effective supervision and quality control of various construction site scenarios
  • Communicating and dealing with challenging material specifications and difficult stakeholders
  • Controlling the Milestones management - planning, scheduling and resourcing at various stages

This training course is fitting a wide range of professionals who desire to understand SASO Technical Regulation for Building Materials, but will greatly benefit: 

  • Construction engineers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Cost engineers
  • Project management engineers
  • Architectural and civil engineers
  • Quality assurance and quality control professionals
  • Specification and bidding engineers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Construction managers
  • Project managers

Day One: SASO Overview - Introduction to High Performance Building Materials

  • Traditional versus innovative materials
  • Recycled and low emission Co2 eco-friendly materials
  • 2030 Sustainable Development agenda by UN; the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Overview of Saudi Standards, Metrology & Quality Organization (SASO) Technical regulations
  • SASO: Objective, scope and regulation
  • SASO: General setup
  • SASO: Violations and Penalties
  • SASO: Transitional Provisions
  • SASO Technical Regulation updates, January 14, 2022 

Day Two: Metals and their Alloys for Buildings and Constructions

  • Overview for Part 1 “Metals and their Alloys”; Document No. M.A. 156-16-04-01
  • Steel Plates/Sheets
  • Structural Steel
  • Steel Wire
  • Flat-rolled products of other alloy steel
  • Bars and rods
  • Updates 2022: Added 6 Standards to Annex No. 1-A
  • Updates 2022: Updated HS Codes in Annex 1-B 

Day Three: Insulation and Building Cladding Materials

  • Overview for Part 2 “Insulation and Cladding Materials”; Document No. M.A. 156-16-04-02.
  • Insulating Panels
  • Plastics Polycarbonate and Polyurethane Foam
  • Roof Insulation Asphalt Sheets (bitumen)
  • proof plastic and rubber
  • Building Glass
  • Updates 2022; Added 10 Standards to Annex No. 1-A
  • Updated 2022; HS Codes in Annex 1-B 

Day Four: Bricks, Tiles, Ceramics and Sanitary Ware

  • Overview; Part 4: Bricks, Tiles, Ceramics, Sanitaryware, & Related Products, Document No. M.A. 161-17-07-03
  • Bricks and Tiles
  • Vinyl Composition, Polyester Composition, Resilient Floors and self-leveling
  • Artificial Stone and Marble
  • Sanitary tapware
  • Updates 2022; Added 16 Standards to Annex No. 1-Abullet point 6
  • Updates 2022; Updated HS Codes in Annex 1-B 

Day Five: Hydraulic Links, Pipes, Electricity and Gas Networks

  • Overview; Part 3: Hydraulic Bonding and Related Products, Document No. M.A. 161-17-07-02
  • Cement, its products and Building Mortar
  • Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement
  • Updates 2022; Added 7 Standards to Annex No. 1-A & Updated HS Codes in Annex 1-B
  • Overview; Part 5: Tubes and Pipes used in Water, Electricity, and Gas Networks, Document No. M.A. 161-19-06-03
  • Plastic Water and Sewage Pipes- Metal Water and Sewage Pipes
  • Updates 2022; Added 16 Standards to Annex No. 1-A and Updated HS Codes in Annex 1-B
  • Postponed the implementation of the Technical Regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

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  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

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  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

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  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
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Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

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Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

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Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
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  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.