The Big 5 Construct East Africa

The Big 5 East Africa, Architecture, Building Materials and Solutions, Construction Products Exhibition

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

Nairobi Building Materials Exhibition and Event in Kenya – organised by dmg

21 Nov 2018

The Big 5 Construct East Africa in Nairobi

Over 13,000 Participants At International Expo Mark Record Support For Kenya Construction Sector

National Construction Week welcomed over 13,000 participants from Kenya and around the world to attend featured events International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) and The Big 5 Construct East Africa.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

Over 13,000 participants flocked to the Kenyatta International Convention Centre eager to play a role in boosting the local construction sector. The week brought together two major events, the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) and The Big 5 Construct East Africa.
Set to promote and uplift the construction industry, the two events.

2 Nov 2018

The Big 5 Construct East Africa in Nairobi

Building Materials and Solutions, Construction Products Exhibition

The Big 5 Construct East Africa will open next week from 7 – 9 November at Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

THE BIG 5 CONSTRUCT EAST AFRICA RETURNS TO NAIROBI NEXT WEEK

Nairobi, November 1, 2018 – Nairobi is set to host the Big 5 Construct East Africa expo, the official exhibition of the National Construction Week from November 7th – 9th 2018. The event is expected to bring over 220 exhibitors from more than 33 countries including Qatar, Germany, Turkey, France, Italy, China and Greece.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa in Nairobi Kenya

The top local and international construction brands such as JCB, Kumkang Kind, Sika, Hitachi, ESC, Valsir, Alumil and more will display the latest building innovations and solutions across the most prominent product sectors including: Building Interiors, Building Materials & Tools, Concrete & PMV, HVAC-R, and Building Services.

More than just an exhibition, The Big 5 Construct East Africa will host also the industries’ pioneers to present over 40 free-to-attend and CPD (continuing professional development) certified education sessions.

The workshops will cover popular topics under themes of Affordable Housing, Technology and Design in Building Construction, Project Management and Engineering, Sustainability in Construction and a dedicated series for Women in Construction and demolition.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa Kenya 2018

Organizers of the event, dmg events, have recently announced the patronage from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development. Muhammed Kazi, Portfolio Director at dmg events says: “The Big 5 Construct East Africa is honored to receive support from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development of Kenya as it returns to Nairobi for a second edition.”

He adds, “Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda is increasing construction demands across a wealth of sectors and as a result we are pleased to say the event has grown by 20% this year. With over 220 exhibitors from more than 33 countries, we look forward to bringing the worldwide building community to Nairobi.”

Inaugural edition of The Big 5 Construct East Africa:

The Big 5 Construct East Africa in Nairobi 2018

Noticing the potential of Kenya’s affordable housing agenda, Stuart Turner Ltd will bring water boosting pumps from the U.K to Kenya. Conor Reeves, Export Business Development Manager says: “The Big 5 Construct East Africa exhibition offers a valuable opportunity for us to demonstrate our products and gain valuable feedback on product design and installation by talking directly to the developers, contractors and purchasing groups involved in the construction plans for the country.”

Concrete specialist at Jaycee (India) and speaker at the event, Robin De Beer concludes: “We believe the CPD program is vital as it always improves knowledge within the industry. The Big Construct East Africa is perfect for these sessions because it brings together many professionals and provides a large audience for dissemination of the latest market information.”

The National Construction Authority (NCA) and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) say they will utilize the expo to educate Kenyans on the ‘necessary legal requirements’ for developers to avoid demolitions.

“The benefit of our talk at The Big 5 Construct East Africa is to help construction professionals better understand the reasoning behind the ongoing demolitions in Kenya. The NCA looks forward to providing our clients with the right advice at this event,” observed Eng. Stephen Mwilu, Manager of Regional Offices NCA.

The two government institutions observe that with some 4,000 buildings targeted for demolition in Kenya, there is urgent need for construction professionals to review the correct legal approval process as a means of safeguarding future projects and avoid losses occasioned by demolitions.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 enjoys accreditation from Engineers Board Kenya (EBK) and backing from industry heavyweights including Kenya Federation of Master Builders (KFMB), Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK), Town and Country Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK), Women in Real Estate (WIRE), Kenya Investment Authority (KIA), Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA), Interior Design Association of Kenya (IDAK), Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS), Association of Construction Managers of Kenya (ACMK), Project Experts Association of Kenya (PEAK) to name but a few.

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct East Africa is free to attend and will run from 10AM to 6PM daily at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (7 – 9 November 2018).

To know more about The Big 5 Construct East Africa, visit www.thebig5constructeastafrica.com, or register here: The Big 5 Construct East Africa in Nairobi

EDUCATION IS KEY TO AVOIDING DEMOLITION IN KENYA SAY AUTHORITIES AHEAD OF THE BIG 5 CONSTRUCT EAST AFRICA EXHIBITION

  • Ongoing demolition in Kenya targets buildings that have been constructed without following the due legal process.
  • Insight into demolition will be covered throughout free CPD certified workshops at The Big 5 Construct East Africa, 7-9 November at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

National Construction Authority (NCA) and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) say they will now focus more on educating Kenyans on the ‘necessary legal requirements’ for developers to avoid demolitions.

The two government institutions observe that with some 4,000 buildings targeted for demolition in Kenya, there is urgent need for construction professionals to review the correct legal approval process as a means of safeguarding future projects and avoid losses occasioned by demolitions.

NCA and NEMA, who sit on the technical committee charged with auditing unsafe buildings and those built on wetlands, say that the current demolition action whose primary focus is reclaiming riparian land in Nairobi is an example of what could happen if asset owners neglect to follow the due legal process.

The two authorities announce they will utilize The Big 5 Construct East Africa, the official Exhibition of National Construction Week Kenya, to highlight these issues.

“The benefit of our talk at The Big 5 Construct East Africa is to help construction professionals better understand the reasoning behind the ongoing demolitions in Kenya. The NCA looks forward to providing our clients with the right advise at this event,” observed Eng. Stephen Mwilu, Manager of Regional Offices NCA.

Stephen Mwilu, Manager of Regional Offices NCA

Stephen Mwilu, Manager of Regional Offices NCA

Mwilu notes that demolition should be carried out in the reverse order of construction as far as appropriate. The structural elements, ahead of the internal floors, should be demolished in the following sequence: the slab; the secondary beams; then the main beams.

According to NEMA, non-compliance includes adding extra units on top of the approved ones, encroachment into the road reserve, encroachment into the riparian reserve and failure to observe the building line and setbacks.

“Even when approval has been granted, failure to comply with the approval conditions is attracting demolition by the county government,” adds Leah Muthoni Mutonyi, HEW Consultant and Environmental Expert, NEMA adding that “Demolition leads to a lot of destruction on construction equipment and materials coupled with financial losses. It is therefore very necessary for developers to understand how to avoid it.”

Leah Muthoni Mutonyi, HEW Consultant and Environmental Expert, NEMA

Leah Muthoni Mutonyi, HEW Consultant and Environmental Expert, NEMA

Both NCA and NEMA representatives will be speaking at The Big 5 Construct East Africa from 7-9 November at Kenyatta International Convention Centre. More insight into the topic of demolition in Kenya will be available to visitors through the free CPD (continuing professional development) certified workshops at the event.

40 workshop sessions will cover a wealth of added topics under themes of Affordable Housing, Technology & Design in Building Construction, Project Management and Engineering, Sustainability in Construction including a dedicated series for Women in Construction.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa will also bring over 220 exhibitors from more than 20 countries including Qatar, Germany, Turkey, France, Italy, China and Greece to showcase the latest building innovations and solutions.

Now in its second edition, the launch event welcomed over 7,000 participants in 2016, hosted more than 150 exhibitors from 20 countries, and held 20 workshop sessions.

The National Construction Week organised by the NCA is backed by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development. The event also enjoys the support of the Engineers Board of Kenya, the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Green Building Society, Kenya Property Developers Association and many more high-level trade associations in the construction industry.

To know more about The Big 5 Construct East Africa, click www.thebig5constructeastafrica.com

To see the full education agenda, click www.thebig5constructeastafrica.com/free-education/

To register to attend the event, click register.thebig5constrcteastafrica.com/

14 Oct 2018

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

Building Materials and Solutions, Construction Products Exhibition

Organizer: dmg events.
Duration: 7-9 November 2018 – 10:00 – 18:00 Daily
Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Kenya

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

The Official Exhibition of Kenya’s National Construction Week is back! The dedicated building and construction event will bring the entire portfolio of building materials, construction products and solutions together under one roof. The 2018 edition of the event will include 250 manufacturers, suppliers, traders, distributors and service providers of innovative construction solutions.

7000+ architects, engineers, builders, contractors, interior designers, consultants and all construction industry professionals are expected to visit the event. Attend 40 free CPD certified workshops, we have added an additional workshops theatre to accommodate demand from the Kenyan market. The Big 5 Construct East Africa also enjoys a close relationship with Kenya’s National Construction Authority and is the only event co-located with NCA’s hi-level conference -ICoRCE. The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 is a must attend event that brings the construction industry together.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

The Big 5 Construct East Africa is organised by dmg events.

Industry Focus (The industry included):
MEP Services/ Building Interiors & Finishes/ Building Envelope & Special Construction/ Construction Tools & building Materials/ Construct technology & innovation

Contract Details
Contract person: Nazia Fatma/ Kate Davies
Address: Cluster C, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 438 0355
Fax: +971 4 438 0361

Email: naziafatma@dmgeventsme.com / katedavies@dmgeventsme.com

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

Location:Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Kenya




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