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Construction experts take the floor at MosBuild summit: realities, trends and forecasts

08.06.2018
Construction experts take the floor at MosBuild summit: realities, trends and forecasts

 

The Building and Interiors Industry Leaders’ Summit - MosBuild Summit – was held on 22 May in the Four Seasons Hotel (previously known as Hotel Moscow). In his opening address, Dmitry Zavgorodsky, Managing Director of ITE in Russia, said: «MosBuild should consolidate the entire building and interiors market, facilitate increasing sales, create new and reinforce existing business relations, and drive brand development».What do the organisers of the largest construction industry draw on when they set ambitious targets for participant and visitor numbers? In the case of the 25th anniversary of the trade fair MosBuild 2019, they chose the motto «Let’s build the future together». And this motto was reflected in their preparations for the event. They focused on expert opinion, modern trends and responses to the realities of the Russian construction market. 

 

Panel discussion at the the Building and Interiors Industry Leaders’ Summit - MosBuild Summit

 

The summit included a discussion entitled «Houses for people: new opportunities on a growing market». Editor-in-Chief of the Vedomosti supplement Anfisa Voronina was the moderator. The event was attended by Ivan Fedkov, General Director of the InfoLine analytical agency; Andrey Sazonov, Industry Director at Krost Concern; Yury Khakhanov, Project Manager for Urban Technologies, Cluster of the Energy-Efficient Technologies at Skolkovo Foundation, Anton Nadtochiy, Chief Architect at Atrium Bureau, and Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper, designer, cultural pioneer, entrepreneur, member of the Board of Trustees, and President of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. The experts debated the development prospects of the industry over the next few years with leading players of the building and interiors market. What conclusions did the participants of the discussion draw?

 

Building and Interiors Industry Leaders’ Summit - MosBuild Summit

 

 

Ivan Fedyakov, General Director of the INFOLine analytical agency: 

 

The country should set its sights on increasing the number of houses being built and commissioning more housing annually. «Smart homes represent the future. The reality is that the country needs 120 million square metres of housing simply to stabilise the situation against the backdrop of ageing housing stock. Today we are commissioning 80 million square metres, and the housing stock continues to deteriorate. We urgently need to resolve the problem of dilapidated housing».

 

«Online trading will develop even more actively in the building and interiors sector. This market is perfectly suited for online trading. You don’t have food products here. It is far easier to buy a bag of cement or 15 kg of paints online».

 

Ivan Fedyakov, General Director of the INFOLine analytical agency

 

 

Andrey Sazonov, Industry Director at Krost Concern: 

 

«These days we are witnessing the intense development of infrastructure programmes for small cities. We need to play a proactive role in shaping the social urban environment. This issue has been resolved more and less in only five cities with populations over 1 million people. Parks, squares, venues for meetings and sites for enjoyable recreational activities - in my opinion this area will be a key focus for the next two-three years». 

 

Andrey Sazonov, Industry Director at Krost Concern

 

 

Yury Khakhanov, Project Manager on Urban Technologies, Cluster of Energy-Efficient Technologies at Skolkovo Foundation  

 

«There is one clear global trend in construction and interiors - Healthy Building. I think that manufacturers of construction materials will do well over the next year or two». 

 

«The second trend is also related to healthy building: I am referring here to different utility systems, which make it possible to maintain healthy living conditions in premises in all parameters, and not only in terms of climate». 

 

 

«The third clear trend concerns additive technologies in construction and all related areas. We are now one of the global leaders in 3D Construction Printing. The largest residential building in Europe has already been built near Yaroslavl using this technology. The first 3D office is being “printed’ using a Russian printer in Copenhagen. In my opinion, this is a disruptive industry where we can be first. It offers complete freedom to architects, designers and manufacturers of building materials to try out new concepts, as a number of materials will have to be modified before they can be applied in this construction technology. And we can also expect changes in the interiors market, as walls printed on a 3D printer will still need other finishing materials».

 

Yury Khakhanov, Project Manager on Urban Technologies, Cluster of Energy-Efficient Technologies at Skolkovo Foundation 

 

 

Anton Nadtochiy, Chief Architect at Atrium Bureau: 

 

«I think that services are the future, although it goes without saying good quality materials already represent a certain kind of service. And the materials themselves need to be improved and made more affordable. Greater variety is also essential». 

 

«Manufacturers and suppliers of materials need to offer the consumer off-the-shelf solutions: not simply a parquet floor or wallpaper, but instead a bedroom solution with specific combinations of specific materials. The customer provides the parameters of his premises and receives ready specifications».

 

Anton Nadtochiy, Chief Architect at Atrium Bureau

 

 

Oskolkov-Tsentsiper, designer, cultural pioneer, entrepreneur, member of the Board of Trustees and President of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design: 

 

«As a designer with so-called user experience, I can offer a simple answer: don’t sell products, sell solutions. Online there is so much around and everything is so different that entering a DIY store and trying to buy anything on the worldwide web is a painstaking process». 

 

«You have another option — embrace the customer’s perspective and help them with their choice. State-of-the-art online stores don’t help you choose things rapidly - every purchase is transformed into sheer torture. Whoever is able to make the process more convenient will secure significant market share from competitors».

 

Oskolkov-Tsentsiper, designer, cultural pioneer, entrepreneur, member of the Board of Trustees and President of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in 2019 at MosBuild 2019 at Crocus Expo. In order to book a stand comlete the online form.

 

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