25 years of KazBuild: anniversary exhibition is a resounding success
The Kazakhstan International Building & Interiors Exhibition - KazBuild - was bound to be successful. Held in Almaty from 4-6 September 2018, the exhibition occupied four pavilions of the Atakent exhibition complex and was split accordingly into four sections: construction, interiors, windows and profiles, ceramics and stone. In total 288 companies from 25 countries showcased products at their stands, including the largest players in all sectors. For the first time in the exhibition’s history Germany, China, Poland, Portugal and Azerbaijan had national stands at the event.
Traditionally companies disclose new innovative products at the exhibition. For example, the Yaroslavl-based plant Stroytekhnika presented its new concrete mixer SB-146B, Germany’s Koster Bauchemie AG demonstrated new waterproofing products, while Mercor-Proof introduced us to its natural smoke exhaust systems.
KazBuild 2018 exhibition
The business programme events attracted significant interest. The exhibition’s organisers had opted for a “theme-day” format. The first day was dedicated to the interior. Eleven seminars and presentations focused on the creation of a comfortable and secure environment. The audience was treated to incisive presentations delivered by Nataliya Livinskaya, Director of the Centre for Urban Development, Almaty, Zhassulan Omarov, Director of the Centre for Seismic Resistance, Survey of Buildings and Facilities, Kazakh Research & Development and Design Institute of Construction of Architecture, and other authoritative speakers.
KazBuild 2018 exhibition
Meanwhile seminars were also conducted in another hall on innovations in the construction industry, with a focus on market trends, new materials and technologies. Timothy Owen, General Director of the British company AHR, Maral Tompiyev, President of the Kazakhstan Association of the Building Materials Industry and Laura Sharipova, Chairman of the Association of Architects and Designers of Kazakhstan, were the speakers at this event.
Building materials, innovations and construction were the key topics on the second day. On the same day, KazBuild was proud to hold for the first time a conference dedicated to BIM Technologies, with participants including BimLib, CAD Systems, ArchiCad, Renga and many other companies. A master class by the famous Italian architect Simone Micheli was one of the highlights of the business programme events on 5 September.
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