Architects To Boost Construction Industry, Host 30th Archibuilt Expo In Abuja

Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) through Archibuilt Development Services Limited (ADSL) has concluded plans to further boost the nation’s construction industry with the staging of its 30th Archibuilt Expo in Abuja.

And the event is already gathering momentum, as mortgage industry, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) with other notable firms may have endorsed partnership with ADSL to host the annual event planned to hold at the end of this month.rubi

ADSL, which was a creation of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), says that the 30th edition will hold between Wednesday, August 28 and Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The architects are hopeful that Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria would lead other eminent personalities to attend the event.

The exhibition, an annual event, which promises to further lift architecture and the polity, has Driving Nigerian Architecture through Technology, as its theme.

According to the organizer of the event, Archibuilt has continued to bring to the fore trends, technologies, systems, and policy issues that impact the building industry’s intervention and responses to everyday living.

Apart from FMBN, other partners and sponsors of the program include PLASCON Paints, BOSCH, FLEXI CLAY, ROYAL CERAMICS amongst others.

Already, about 100 exhibitors have settled to take their stands during the four-day event, though 250 exhibiting companies are expected engage about 3,000 estimated registrants.

Originally midwifed and driven by NIA, Archibuilt was registered as corporate venture under Archibuilt Development Services Limited (ADSL) and has been trading as such since 2012.

Arc. Jimoh Faworaja, the Chairman, ADSL, said: Archibuilt 2019 Exposition is a forum that aims to give participants and organisers alike great tool for direct communication and value exchange between architects, consultants, contractors, developers and consumers in the built environment and an effective method for promotion and growth of architectural, engineering and design brands.”

Faworaja, former NIA president added that, the August event is poised to showcase how professionals, indigenous manufacturers, retailers, and regulators are leveraging the use of innovative technology to tackle the challenges in this constantly evolving and growing building, development and construction sector bringing global standards and practices to Nigeria.

Participants are expected to engage in trainings, workshops and comprehensive discussions on issues like affordable housing, building technology, building maintenance, facility management, construction safety and hazards, how to use building technology to promote Nigeria architecture among others.

There is also a students design competition, which has generated some remarkable submissions on Design of Affordable Modular Building from a Studio Apartment Concept to a Three Bedroom Bungalow.

Also, part of the program schedule features an array of interactive discussions and brainstorming sessions on building collapse, construction and Finance, and eco-friendliness sustainable housing development regulations in the building industry.

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