Russian Construction Week 2019: modern solutions for the Russian construction market. Post Show Report
The new RosBuild international exhibition for building and finishing materials and technologies ran within the first Russian Construction Week. Among other events, the Week also included the Mir Stekla 2019 international exhibition for glass products, manufacturing, processing and finishing technology. This co-location helped to bring together under one roof all those involved in the construction market to learn about current developments, find the best suppliers, clients, customers and partners.
Russian Construction Week brought together more than 450 companies from over 20 countries.
Dates: 2–5 April 2019
Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia
Organised by Expocentre AO
Supported by the Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector, the Moscow City Government, the Russian Union of Builders, the Union of Architects of Russia, the Russian Union of Designers, the Wood Housing Association, and the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia
Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Exhibitors: 246 companies (the Fund of Infrastructure and Educational Programs of RUSNANO Group, Panetron-Russia, Slaven, Arsan, Botech, Kablo Imalat San. Dis Tic. Ve Pazarlama, Newton Systems, SURGAZ, Variosan OY, Adilet, Solid, ITV Group, Buhler-AHS, Granit Invest, Stroy Ceramics Service, Ekomebel, Adamant-Proekt, Stroybat, Sibkraspolimer, Monsteelcon, KrovExpo, Yasnogorsk Building Materials Plant, Lepninaplast, Oliva Paint Factory, Rizolin, KMEW, Rex TH, Senardgy, Istrinsky ZMK, etc.)
Countries: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey
Russian regional pavilions: Arkhangelsk, Kirov, Kostroma, Vologda
Visitors: 15,000+ from 80 Russian regions and 57 countries
The Fund of Infrastructure and Educational Programs of RUSNANO Group had a stand devoted to innovative solutions for urban improvement and Smart City technologies including construction materials with nanotechnologies such as foam glass gravel, composite reinforcements, products from modified reinforcements, multipurpose insulation, high strength concrete, coatings with antibacterial properties and composite solutions. Unique products and developments were demonstrated by manufacturers of waterproofing products, facades, soft roofing, paints and coatings, and engineering systems.
The Wooden House Building Salon showed products and services for construction of individual cottages and houses. Its participants included such well-known companies as RusWest, Izba De Luxe, GlavDachTrest, Holz House, Naturi, Impul's-Story, ZavDoz, InterInvestCom, Stroy House, etc.
You can learn more about exhibitors and exhibited products in the Web Catalogue of RosBuild 2019.
One of the most important events of RosBuild and Russian Construction Week was the International Forum on Aluminium in Architecture and Construction 2019. It was organised by the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Moscow Architects.
A panel discussion "Bringing National Projects to Life: Use of Modern Eco-friendly and Energy Efficient Solutions in Construction and Architecture" was organised by Expocentre AO, the Union of Architects of Russia, and supported by the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Moscow City Government, and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The forum included more than 50 events. Their speakers were such world known architects as Hussam Chakouf (Zaha Hadid Architects, the UK), Jae Lee (Global Architecture Network, South Korea), Fedor Bron (MVRDV, the Netherlands), Volker Giencke (Giencke & Company Architects, Austria), Umberto Zanetti (Zanetti Design Architettura, Italy), Stefan Rappold (Behnisch Architekten, Germany).
The award ceremony of the Aluminium in Architecture competition took place during the forum. The competition had 54 applications from well-known Russian architects. The Grand Prix of the National Award for the best implemented construction project with aluminium was given to the team of TPO Pride under supervision of Sergey Kuznetsov for the project of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre of Irina Viner-Usmanova in Luzhniki. Other winners were the multifunctional Lakhta Center, the Yeltsin Presidential Centrel, the Delovoy Tsentr – Savyolovskaya section of the Bolshaya Koltsevaya (Big Circle) Line of the Moscow Metro, the Chkalov Showroom, the multifunctional complex in Vladivostok, and the research centre in the Russian Arctic Shelf.
Principle of Global Architecture Network Jae Lee held a successful presentation "Redevelopment of Seoul Looking at Large City Facilities: 2004–2019".
The Russian Guild of Managers and Developers and Expocentre AO organised conferences on development of competitive products in the current climate, and pros and cons of BIM technologies for interior modeling: is it worth overpaying for innovations?
The Russian Union of Designers organised the Low-Rise Russia Conference 2019. It covered many important aspects of low-rise construction in Russia, introduction of innovative technologies and their influence on the whole construction industry and building of low-rise housing.
The Russian Union of Designers organised a round table on use of modern heat and water proof innovative materials in construction. The Russian Product Design Association organised a discussion club: use of Russian innovative materials in product design.
The Wood Housing Association organised the Conference on Modern Timber Capabilities: Innovations, Technologies, Design. After the conference there was an award ceremony of the first awards for wooden house construction PROWOOD'19 organised by the Wood Housing Association. The Grand Prix was given to the Legend House in the Moscow region made by NATURI and designed by Maxim Stepanenko (ACB Carlson and K) using the latest Russian innovations such as vertically laminated beams Twin Beam. Winners in other nominations were A-HOLZ, Alpbau, Norvex, and the Rus' Corporation.
Russian Construction Week and RosBuild 2019 featured the Russian Business Forum on Building and Finishing Materials 2019: Chain Retailing, Markets, Developers, organised by Imperia. Well-known experts, representatives of Leroy Merlin, Kashirsky Dvor, Tikkurila, VostSibStroy, GazpromTrans, etc., shared their experience of cooperation of suppliers and manufacturers of construction and finishing materials with retail chains, shopping centres and developers, and talked about promotion tools. The forum wrapped up with a special session from the Leroy Merlin retail chain devoted to its development strategy related to the organisational structure, development of the retail chain in Russia, the company's purchasing policy, partnership opportunities and supplier selection criteria.
Other events of Imperia were the 4th edition of the Russian Forum on E-Commerce of Construction and Finishing Materials, and the Russian Forum on Sales and Promotion in the DIY Market.
Several events were devoted to the training of young talented designers and architects. "Excellent!" Design Start Day introduced to the professional community the best graduate designers of the year from such colleges as the Stroganov Moscow State University of Art and Industry, Kosygin Russian State University, Higher School of Economics, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow Polytechnic University, National Design Institute and others. The competition for students of architectural schools "The New Generation Chooses Aluminium" was devoted to architecture of the future and aluminium structures in modern cities.
Feedback of exhibitors and visitors shows that the first edition of RosBuild was a success.
Robert Dadian, Process Engineer at UNI-WOOD, Kostroma Region
"We are very grateful for this opportunity to demonstrate our products at this high-profile trade show. We present unique wooden house building technologies. Here we see a great interest in our products and services. Construction Week will help to bring together builders from different regions. The idea to hold this show is very important and relevant, considering competitive market conditions."
Maxim Nevesenko, Deputy Director of the Department for Incentive Demand of the Foundation for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (RUSNANO Group)
"Why are we here at the RosBuild exhibition for construction and finishing materials? We see a great potential in implementing nanotechnologies in the construction industry. The use of nanotechnologies enables small innovative companies to find a way to get commissions within large construction projects."
Viktor Evtukhov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
"Now that we carry out the Housing and Urban Environment national project, we are counting on using developments and products of Russian enterprises and development of the domestic market of construction materials. It allows us to concentrate on the qualitative growth of the industry, particularly thanks to introduction of new materials and advanced technologies, and limiting of obsolete solutions."
Nikolay Shumakov, President of the Union of Architects of Russia
"The unique thing about the International Forum on Aluminium in Architecture and Construction is that it brings together under one roof architects, constructors, designers, developers, companies of the aluminium industry, and representatives of Russia's relevant ministries and departments. Together, we have analysed the scale and prospects of using aluminium in the Russian architecture."
The next edition of RosBuild will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds from March 31 through April 3, 2020, within Russian Construction Week 2020.
Press Service, Expocentre AO