2nd Edition Trade Show

The Big 5 Construct East Africa

The Big 5 Construct East Africa is your gateway to entering the growing construction industry in East Africa. The launch edition hosted more than 180 exhibitors from 20 countries showcasing the latest and most innovative construction solutions from across the globe including some technologies never seen before in the country. The three-day show gathered an impressive number of 7,118 participants. Following the exceptional launch, The Big 5 Construct East Africa is back this year from the 1 - 3 November 2017. Supported by our close partners at the National Construction Authority, this year's event promises to be bigger, bolder & better than before. New features have been added along with updates to last year's programe, so don't miss out on this opportunity to expose your products and services at the event.

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Visitors Attending

Mukuye Simon

Mukuye Simon

Valuer at SURVESISKampala, Uganda
Ziaullah Khan

Ziaullah Khan

Personal Assistant at P.A to President Charsadda C ..Peshawar, Pakistan
Olusesi Mutiu

Olusesi Mutiu

CEO at Mos ConstructionLagos, Nigeria


Interior Decorator at D P M ENTERPRISEMumbai, India
Henry Amaechina

Henry Amaechina

Real Estate,civil,travel&tours at Hic LimitedLagos, Nigeria
Salami Abiodun Usman

Salami Abiodun Usman

Managing Director at Mesiogo Investment Concept LtdIbadan, Nigeria
Pariseh Maghsoudi Nezhad

Pariseh Maghsoudi Nezhad

Director of public relations at Behshad Gasht Safiran BGS Travel AgencyTehran, Iran


Mohammed Abdullah Quadri

Mohammed Abdullah Quadri

Site Architect at TYPSAAnkara, Turkey

Schedule & Agenda

Wed, 01 Nov10:00 AM - 11:00 AMOpening Ceremony
Wed, 01 Nov11:30 AM - 12:30 PMTechnology and Sustainability in Construction
Wed, 01 Nov01:00 PM - 02:00 PMAfrica’s Iconic Megaproject – HASS Towers in Kenya
Wed, 01 Nov01:00 PM - 02:00 PMGreen Energy in Construction•Why construct for green energy•Cost benefit of Green energy construction - financial and environmental•Commercialization of green energy for domestic and business use.
Wed, 01 Nov02:30 PM - 03:30 PMCase study - East Africa Major Construction Projects•Why time and cost overruns is still a major concern.•The need for a competent project and construction managers.•Why foreign contractors have an edge and what we need to do.
Wed, 01 Nov02:30 PM - 03:30 PMOvercoming Project Management Challenges through Sustainable Supply Chain Management in East Africa•Supply Chain Management•Sustainability•Project Management
Wed, 01 Nov04:00 PM - 05:00 PMGreen Concrete – Sustainable Development through High Performance Concrete•Strength•Durability•Economy
Wed, 01 Nov04:00 PM - 05:00 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. •Scheduling, planning, resource allocation and contract management
Thu, 02 Nov10:00 AM - 11:00 AMTime and Cost Management in Construction•Why do construction projects experience delays and cost overruns?•What can you do to manage time better and deliver within budget?•Do you need a project manager to manage time and cost for you?•What other areas can a project manager help you with
Thu, 02 Nov11:30 AM - 12:30 PMDesigning sustainable integrated communities•Approach to integrated master planning to communities •Designing of high-quality outdoor spaces and landscaping•Diversity of building designs in master planned communities
Thu, 02 Nov11:30 AM - 12:30 PMProject Management Value addition in a Construction Project•Need for legislative regulation of PM in construction•PM separation of roles in a project team•PM uptake in the construction industry
Thu, 02 Nov01:00 PM - 02:00 PMThe Role of Effective Communication in the Construction Industry•Understanding the complexity of the construction industry communication needs•Relationship between effective communication and good performance in the construction industry: A Kenyan perspective•Communication gaps and proposed solutions in the construction industry
Thu, 02 Nov02:30 PM - 03:30 PMEast African Market Demand for Project Managers - Construction•Overview of East African Construction Market by segments - (Deloitte Market Analysis 2016 - reference)•Definition of Terms and Brief History of Project Management - (PMBOK-reference)•Roles of Project Managers and Why East African Projects need project Managers
Thu, 02 Nov02:30 PM - 03:30 PMrends to watch in East African Construction Industry in 2017•Value and number of projects handled from 2013-2017 in East Africa•Projects handled by different sectors•Stakeholders in majority of the Projects in East Africa•Funding Agents of majority projects•Construction teams in private and domestic industries - China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey.•Top 10 projects by value in East Africa•Challenges facing the construction industry in Africa & East Africa
Thu, 02 Nov04:00 PM - 05:00 PMOverview of the Construction Industry•Current scenario•Challenges & Opportunities•Way forward
Thu, 02 Nov04:00 PM - 05:00 PMThe Future of Building and Construction in East Africa - Focus on Kenya•Prospects of Market Demand•Indicators of a Bright Future•Resilience for Tomorrow
Fri, 03 Nov10:00 AM - 11:00 AMInformation Management – The secret key to any successful BIM project
Fri, 03 Nov10:00 AM - 11:00 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, 03 Nov11:30 AM - 12:30 PMHydropower Renewable Energy Project Development in East Africa•Land Acquisition challenges and proposed remedies•Project financing challenges•Capacity Building
Fri, 03 Nov01:00 PM - 02:00 PMDigitalization/Globalization: Connecting the Unconnected•GSM and the Internet•Global Village: Reaching the unreached• Making “Work” easier
Fri, 03 Nov01:00 PM - 02:00 PMGreen Building Finance in Kenya•Definition of Green Building Finance•What is a green building and what are the rating tools•Where and how to source the green building finance
Fri, 03 Nov02:30 PM - 03:30 PMSustainable Building: Light gauge steel construction basics•Comparison of LGS framing to other conventional mediums used in the Kenyan market•LGS design engineering basics•Cost estimation of light gauge steel structures.
Fri, 03 Nov02:30 PM - 03:30 PMTown Planning and the Construction Industry•Town Planner Member of Consultant Team.•Preparation of Site Master Plan.•Development Approval.
Fri, 03 Nov04:00 PM - 05:00 PMIoT, AI and the Construction Industry•The Internet of Things•The Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence•Relevance to the construction industry
Fri, 03 Nov04:00 PM - 05:00 PMRe-Adapting Vernacular Architecture as a model for sustainable architecture•African vernacular architecture •African architecture modern times•Restructuring the urban fabric into more sustainable form
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Exhibitor Profile

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/


Visitor's Reviews

8 Ratings / 7 Reviews
5 Mohammed Ramadhan Executive Director at Alkam Real Agency

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.

Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

5 Daniel Wanyoike Thangwa Designer at The Technical University Of Kenya

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!

Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

5 Musa Mwale CEO at Mtaji Investments Ltd.

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

Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

4 Tilas Matta Tour Guide/Travel Consultant at Kairi Tours & Safaris

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

Edition Attended : Nov, 2016

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