2nd Edition Trade Show

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

"Official Exhibition of Kenya's National Construction Week"
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 .. continue reading 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 official exhibition of Kenya's National Construction Week
  • Over 200 global exhibitors, find their latest products
  • 40 FREE CPD certified workshops
  • Co-located with NCA's official conference - ICoRCE
  • New feature - Women in Construction


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (General)

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For Industry Professionals
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Visitors: 7000 (Estimated)
Exhibitors: 200 (Estimated)

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Trade Show
Building & Construction
Education & Training


Frequency Annual
(Listed since Sep 2015)
Past Editions November 01 - 03, 2017 (2nd Edition)
November 02 - 04, 2016 (1st Edition)

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Managing Director at JAKINA Enterprise Limited Nairobi, Kenya
Abdellahi A. MAHMOUD

Abdellahi A. MAHMOUD

Regional Manager at SUPERLIT Istanbul, Turkey


Exhibition Logistics Manager Kenya & East Africa R .. Nairobi, Kenya


Abdellahi A. Mahmoud

Abdellahi A. Mahmoud

Export Manager at FARMASI COSMETICS Istanbul, Turkey
Anwar Rutto

Anwar Rutto

Public Relations Officer at Resorts and Cities Nairobi, Kenya
Michael Mugo

Michael Mugo

Support program at Jubilee party Nairobi, Kenya

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Visitor's Reviews

5 Mohammed Ramadhan Executive Director at Alkam Real Agency Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

Was wonderful was really educative and opotunity meeting huge investors hoping to get business partnership with them me being in realeastate and property managements business in westlands Nairobi Kenya.

5 Daniel Wanyoike Thangwa Designer at The Technical University Of Kenya Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

I wish to send my belated appreciation for accepting my attendance at the Big 5 Construct East Africa.I learned a lot and I would appreciate to attend another event if given a chance.Thank you!

5 Musa Mwale CEO at Mtaji Investments Ltd. Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

It was a great experience for me being in the real estate development industry. I was able to meet potential partners like yourself with great products

4 Tilas Matta Tour Guide/Travel Consultant at McAren Travel & Tours Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

The event was well organized although next time it needs more media marketing.otherwise all was good.


Silvester Kasuku

Silvester Kasuku

MBS, CMILT, Director General & CEO, LAPSSET Corridor Development... Kenya
Julian Otanga

Julian Otanga

Assistant Resident Engineer, Kenya Rural Roads Authority Kenya
Bisrat Degefa

Bisrat Degefa

Head of Digital Engineering, Atkins Global Kenya
kenvis kirocho

kenvis kirocho

Construction Project Manager at MIP Project Management... Kenya
Ngesa Marvin

Ngesa Marvin

Student Ambassador, Intel and Co- Lead, Google Developer Groups Kenya
Godwin Ochieng

Godwin Ochieng

Urban Planner-Kenya, ATKINS Kenya

Schedule & Agenda

Wed, 07 NovDay 1
Wed, 07 Nov 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMBuilding Information Modelling (BIM): The Future of Architecture, Engineering and Construction•Successes of 3D in engineering and construction in the face of the current challenges.•The Future of design and construction•The Global Village: Advanced collaboration platforms available.
Wed, 07 Nov 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMAffordable Housing: Designing Successful and Sustainable Neighborhoods•Policy: Practical solutions for affordable housing•Design: From site selection to unit layouts•Research: Alternative technologies & materials
Wed, 07 Nov 12:15 PM - 01:00 PMIoT, AI and the Construction Industry•Demystifying IoT and Artificial Intelligence•Ways in which it is being applied in construction•How is IoT and AI being leveraged across the construction industry?
Wed, 07 Nov 01:30 PM - 02:15 PMHow Technology is bringing Design and Construction into the Future?•Virtual Reality and Design•Use of Drones and Mobile Devices•Building Information Modelling•Digital Printing (Glass)•Collaboration tools for designers
Wed, 07 Nov 01:30 PM - 02:15 PMHow to make Affordable Housing a Reality in Kenya?•Upstream –Building Materials, Equipment and Appliances (Cement, Steel, Fixtures etc.) •Midstream – Planning, Design, Construction and Financing.•Downstream – Off takers, Mortgages, Sales and Property management.
Wed, 07 Nov 02:45 PM - 03:30 PMAccessibility of Design in Modern Construction•The Local and International legal framework on accessibility design for a variety of construction projects in Kenya•Exploring the Tax, Income Exemptions and other inclusion benefits on construction projects in Kenya
Wed, 07 Nov 02:45 PM - 03:30 PMInnovative Financing Tools for Affordable Housing•Outline on Project Financing Models available in the market•Differentiating between Sales and Payment Models•Tools available for Housing Facilities and Properties Management Structures
Wed, 07 Nov 05:15 PM - 06:00 PMAffordable Housing and the Role of Urban Planners•Affordable housing and the impact on urban form•Urban policy levers on technology & innovation shifts in the built environment •Critical role of urban planners in the realization of the project
Thu, 08 NovDay 2
Thu, 08 Nov 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMDo you need a Project Manager to manage Time and Cost for you?•Why do construction projects experience delays and cost overruns?•What can you do to manage time better and deliver within budget?•What other areas can a project manager help you with?
Thu, 08 Nov 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMSneak peek into the Future: Reviewing the Vortex Tower Project•A landmark in architectural excellence•How will the tower impact the Kenyan economy?•The long-term vision for the Vortex Tower Project•What considerations can be implemented to sustain the life cycle of the megaproject?•How will the tower impact the economy?•The long-term vision for the tower
Thu, 08 Nov 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMIntroduction to Town Planning•How to prepare site master plans?•A look into restructuring planning and building regulations•Sourcing the right development approvals for site plans
Thu, 08 Nov 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMDigital Disruption in the Construction Industry•Technology – How technology is playing a bigger role in what we do and how we do it?•People – What kind of people and skills do we need to be ready for the future?•Process – How business processes are changing to adapt to the times?
Thu, 08 Nov 12:15 PM - 01:00 PMLeveraging on Project Management for Delivery of Large Scale Projects•Role of PMO (project management office) •IT solutions that aid in the successful delivery of projects.•Overview of scheduling, planning, resource allocation and contract management
Thu, 08 Nov 01:30 PM - 02:15 PMHow to manage a Mega Construction Project in East Africa?•Why time and cost overruns are still a major concern?•The need for competent project and construction managers.•Why foreign contractors have an edge and what we need to do?•Case Study examples from the field
Thu, 08 Nov 01:30 PM - 02:15 PMStanding out despite Challenges faced in the Construction Industry•Dealing with unfavourable contract terms•Engaging professionals in the industry for quality assurance•Embracing technology in the industry
Thu, 08 Nov 02:45 PM - 03:30 PMAn Overview of Market Demand for Construction Project Managers in East Africa•East African construction market by segments - (Deloitte Market Analysis 2016 - reference)•Definition of terms and a brief history of project management - (PMBOK)•Roles of project managers and why East African projects need more project managers?
Thu, 08 Nov 04:00 PM - 04:45 PMThe Impact of Quality Control and Assurance in Project Management•Collaboration within the industry (Regulators and Developers)•Importance of choosing the right quality of materials for the project•The balance between Manual Labour and Construction Equipment
Thu, 08 Nov 05:15 PM - 06:00 PMProject Management Value addition in a Construction Project•Need for legislative regulation of project management in construction•Managing and delegation of roles in a project team•Uptake of Project Management in East Africa
Fri, 09 NovDay 3
Fri, 09 Nov 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMThe Importance of Health and Safety in Construction•Why is Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) important on a project site?•Types of personal protective gear and lifesaving equipment •Fire Safety protection and prevention in construction sites
Fri, 09 Nov 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMMeasuring Green Building Performance•Main energy efficiency strategies incorporated in the design of green buildings•Methodologies for evaluating environmental performance of green buildings•Assessing the influence of occupants' behavior in promoting energy efficiency in buildings
Fri, 09 Nov 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMA Practical approach to Project Control and Cost Management•Construction management •How to ensure quality control in construction?•Project management for design professionals – Strategy, Plan and Execute
Fri, 09 Nov 12:15 PM - 01:00 PMLight Gauge Steel (LGS) framing VS Conventional Mediums used in Sustainable Buildings•What is light gauge steel construction?•Basic LGS design engineering practices•Local and international case studies
Fri, 09 Nov 12:15 PM - 01:00 PMBuilding a Transformative Infrastructure for a Seamless Connected Africa: LAPSSET Project•Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship Project: The Case of LAPSSET Corridor Project•Addressing the key drivers of Growth through stable macro-economic base and increased investments•Implementation: Ethiopia – Kenya – South Sudan and Uganda•Construction and Supervision of project
Fri, 09 Nov 01:30 PM - 02:15 PMOvercoming Project Management Challenges through Sustainable Supply Chain Management in East Africa•Incorporate Supply chain sustainability as a business issue affecting an organizations project supply chain management in terms of environmental, risk, and waste costs.•Since there is a growing need for integrating environmentally sound choices into supply- chain management project management, therefore, will not be an exemption and there is an urgency in such incorporation.•Supply chain sustainability is a holistic perspective of supply chain processes and technologies that go beyond the focus of delivery, inventory and traditional views of cost can include projects to reduce energy cost, any form of waste and application of green technologies within transportation and logistics networks.•To enhance the larger shift that involves a deeper level of collaboration with internal and external supply chain partners to reexamine project delivery methods, products, packaging and project measurement systems.
Fri, 09 Nov 01:30 PM - 02:15 PMBlazing into the future with the landmark Awash- Kombolcha-Hara Gebeya Railway Project•The 1.7 billion USD Awash-Kombolcha Project overview•The Current Project progress•Future plan of the country regarding to railway construction
Fri, 09 Nov 04:00 PM - 04:45 PMSustainable, Durable and Cost-optimized Construction using Fly Ash•Introduction and understanding of Fly Ash as a sustainable construction material•Technical advantages and cost-optimization using Fly Ash in construction•Case studies on the use of Fly Ash in infrastructure and real estate projects
Fri, 09 Nov 04:00 PM - 04:45 PMFuture of Escrow Services in Managing Projects Effectively in Construction•Clarifying roles and responsibilities to improve team performance and accountability•Managing client expectations in Construction Projects (on Information, Time, Cost and Quality)•Practical solutions/Approach to disputes (time, cost, quality)- Project Management should not be a purely academic exercise when solving disputes, communicating or keeping timelines.
Fri, 09 Nov 05:15 PM - 06:00 PMEmerging Local Construction Materials for Sustainable Construction•Overview of construction industry in sub-Saharan Africa•Identifying potential local materials•Developing strategies for utilization
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The Exhibitor Will show product & services like Bathrooms, Kitchens & Sanitaryware., Building Services., Concrete & Related Products., Construction Tools., Conveying Systems., Decorative Products., Electrical Systems., Facilities Management Services., Finishes (Coating, Painting,Gypsum, Tiling)., Fire Suppression & Protection., Glass & Glazing., HVAC., Landscaping Products & Services., Marble, Ceramic & Stone., Metal, Steel & Aluminium., Plumbing & Water Technology., PMV (Plant Machinery Vehicles)., Safety & Security Equipment., Software & IT., Solar Energy., Special Construction(Swimming Pools, Fountains)., Thermal Moisture, Protection & Insulation., Windows, Doors & Cladding., Wood, Plastic & Composite. To view our exhibitor list click here http://exhibitors.thebig5constructeastafrica.com/

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