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 will take place in 2018. Supported by our close partners at the National Construction Authority, the 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.

Visitors Attending

Ann Maclean

Ann Maclean

CEO at WealthNetAccra, Ghana
ayesiga gonzaga

ayesiga gonzaga

. at tkmKampala, Uganda
Rakesh Kaler

Rakesh Kaler

Managing Director at Emirates Trading Enterprises LlcDubai, United Arab Emirates
Lawrence Dogli

Lawrence Dogli

Researcher at Maritime Resource Center for AfricaAccra, Ghana
Eng Joseph Tito Waheeb

Eng Joseph Tito Waheeb

Executive at New VisionCairo, Egypt
Ibrahim Sameer

Ibrahim Sameer

Managing Director at Seaworld Maldives Pvt. Ltd.Maldives, Maldives


IndividualJohannesburg, South Africa


Mohammed Abdullah Quadri

Mohammed Abdullah Quadri

Site Architect at TYPSAAnkara, Turkey

Schedule & Agenda

Wed, 01 Nov10:00 AM - 11:00 AMOpening Ceremony
Wed, 01 Nov11:15 AM - 12:15 PMPaving a way for Kenya’s Future - Kenya Vision 2030•Introduction to Kenya Vision 2030•Upcoming Mega projects•What does the future hold for Kenya?
Wed, 01 Nov11:15 AM - 12:15 PMTechnology and Sustainability in Construction•Green Priorities in tropical architecture through environmental building physics: building design to take into consideration thermal comfort; natural and passive ventilation; day lighting; and house acoustics, examples of projects undertaken by Eco-Build Africa and international best practices.•Passive design strategies for the tropics: energy efficiency in building; efficient water use and reuse in buildings; alternative sanitation systems; solar heating technologies; energy efficient lighting and energy efficient heating solutions.•Environmental design at planning levels: urban greening, climate change, greenhouse gas emission reduction through planning, solid waste management, embodied energy reduction through construction materials and technologies.
Wed, 01 Nov12:30 PM - 01:30 PMAfrica’s Iconic Megaproject – HASS Towers in Kenya
Wed, 01 Nov12:30 PM - 01:30 PMTesting & Evaluation of Fresh Concrete on Site•Fresh concrete tests conducted in the field. •How to minimize concrete problems and delay resulting from non-standard testing procedures followed on site.•How to improve the accuracy and confidence in concrete test results where proper evaluation of the concrete properties can be performed.
Wed, 01 Nov01:45 PM - 02:45 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 Nov01:45 PM - 02:45 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
Wed, 01 Nov03:00 PM - 04:00 PMReady Mixed Concrete Production Facilities’ Requirements based on ASTM C94•Material storage and handling & batching equipment•Central mixer & ticketing system•Delivery fleet
Wed, 01 Nov04:15 PM - 05:15 PMLeveraging on Project Management for Delivery of Large Scale Projects•Role of PMO (project management office) •IT solutions that aid in successful delivery of projects. •Scheduling, planning, resource allocation and contract management
Wed, 01 Nov04:15 PM - 05:15 PMOvercoming Project Management Challenges through Sustainable Supply Chain Management in East Africa•Supply Chain Management•Sustainability•Project 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 Nov10:00 AM - 11:00 AMAccelerating East Africa's Infrastructure - Lamu Port, South Sudan and Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project
Thu, 02 Nov11:15 AM - 12:15 PMBuilding 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
Thu, 02 Nov11:15 AM - 12:15 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 Nov12:30 PM - 01:30 PMBlazing into the future with the landmark Awash- Kombolcha-Hara Gebeya Railway Project•The Awash-Kombolcha Project Overview•The Current Project Progress•Future plan of the country regarding to Railway Construction
Thu, 02 Nov12:30 PM - 01:30 PMConstruction Project Performance with BIM & Advanced Work Packaging•The Basics of BIM•Overview of the Advanced Work Packaging Best Practice•Driving collaboration and improving information access•Designing and procuring for construction•Improving construction productivity and reducing total installed cost•Improving system completion visibility and optimizing the commissioning program
Thu, 02 Nov01:45 PM - 02:45 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 Nov01:45 PM - 02:45 PMTrends 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 Nov03:00 PM - 04:00 PMOverview of the Construction Industry•Current scenario•Challenges & Opportunities•Way forward
Thu, 02 Nov03:00 PM - 04:00 PMThe Future of Building and Construction in East Africa - Focus on Kenya•Prospects of Market Demand•Indicators of a Bright Future•Resilience for Tomorrow
Thu, 02 Nov04:15 PM - 05:15 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.
Thu, 02 Nov04:15 PM - 05:15 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
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 Nov11:15 AM - 12:15 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 Nov11:15 AM - 12:15 PMSustainable Pedestrian Mobility for Nairobi•The relationship between urban transport, the environment, health and social equity•Global trends on urban mobility•Mapping Nairobi's pedestrian corridors
Fri, 03 Nov12:30 PM - 01:30 PMDigitalization/Globalization: Connecting the Unconnected•GSM and the Internet•Global Village: Reaching the unreached•Making “Work” easier
Fri, 03 Nov12:30 PM - 01:30 PMHydropower Renewable Energy Project Development in East Africa•Land Acquisition challenges and proposed remedies•Project financing challenges•Capacity Building
Fri, 03 Nov01:45 PM - 02:45 PMGreen Concrete – Sustainable Development through High Performance Concrete•Strength•Durability•Economy
Fri, 03 Nov01:45 PM - 02:45 PMTown Planning and the Construction Industry•Town Planner Member of Consultant Team.•Preparation of Site Master Plan.•Development Approval.
Fri, 03 Nov03:00 PM - 04:00 PMIoT, AI and the Construction Industry•The Internet of Things•The Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence•Relevance to the construction industry
Fri, 03 Nov03:00 PM - 04:00 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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