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Big 5 Construct Nigeria Hosts International Companies From 25 Countries To Tap Into Lucrative Prospects In Construction Market

·HRH Dr. Amb. Aderemi Olusegun, FOSHA, Regional President – OSHAssociation Nigeria Region to grace Big 5 Construct Nigeria with his presence

·       For the first time, Green Building Council Nigeria partners with Big 5 Construct Nigeria, addressing the critical topic of decarbonization

·       New Industry Talks theme of Cost & Commercial Management, headed by Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, to address cost escalation in commercial contracts

Nigeria is currently home to major construction and infrastructure projects, including the Abuja Millennium Tower, Lekki Free Trade Zone, Eko Atlantic and Badagry Deep-Sea Port, representing healthy activity in the built environment. Supporting this upswing in the industry, Big 5 Construct Nigeria, returning for its 3rd edition from 5-7 September 2023 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos will unify the full spectrum of the construction value chain, responding to the market’s substantial demand for innovative products and solutions.

Organized by dmg events, a leading international events organizer, Big 5 Construct Nigeria is the largest construction industry event in the country, connecting local and international construction stakeholders to empower new ways of collaboration, project innovation and using the latest in construction techniques and technology. Leaders from the nation’s construction space including Sana Group, JMG Limited, Quantum Steel Nigeria, Wewood, etc, will showcase industry excellence as well as innovative and progressive products and services.

“Big 5 Construct Nigeria will enable international construction stakeholders to explore and take advantage of the attractive and exponential opportunities within Nigeria’s construction sector,” said Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President – Construction, dmg events.

Over 140 exhibitors will showcase the best in building materials and concrete in addition to construction technologies and cutting-edge innovation at the event, which will feature four country pavilions, namely China, Austria, Türkiye, and Egypt. “At the fully sold-out event, we have been able to bring together the best of what each country has to offer in terms of construction products, services, and expertise,” Greenish added.

For the first time, renowned brands such as Saint-Gobain, a leader in light and sustainable construction products from France; Germany’s MASA, specializing in the design and production of plants and machinery for the building materials industry; and BAUER, a leader in construction & machinery manufacturing; Abumet/Julius Berger, a provider of aluminium and glass solutions; and Savvytech, an engineering services and procurement specialist representing Grove cranes, a world leader in mobile cranes from Nigeria will be at the event.

“Saint-Gobain Africa is exhibiting multiple Saint-Gobain brands at Big 5 Construct Nigeria to depict our vast global and domestic offerings to our fellow Nigerian stakeholders. These will include mortar-based solutions, waterproofing, construction chemicals, insulation, walling, ceiling & acoustic solutions, glass and abrasives. We care about building better for people and the planet by offering solutions that deliver sustainability and performance to drive the transformation of the construction market,” said Denver Lutchmiah, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain.

“Among international participants from other countries, Chinese companies are set to make a significant impact at this year’s Big 5 Construct Nigeria. A stronger participation by these companies coincides with China’s ambitions to enhance its footprint within the nation’s construction market,” Greenish noted. Some of the companies to expect include Ningbo Holden Cable, supplier of electronic wires and cables; Tianjin Sincere Import and Export, which deals in steel and galvanized steel pipes; and Wenzhou Uyee, light switch and electrical socket manufacturer.

Throughout the three days of the event, visitors will also engage in 26 CPD-certified industry talks, which will feature a series of keynotes, panels and presentations under the themes of Technology, Project Management, Architecture & Design and Facilities Management. The new Industry Talks theme of Cost & Commercial Management will address cost escalation in commercial contracts. A high-profile line up of 35 speakers, including subject matter experts, industry leaders and practitioners will headline the three-day talks programme.   

During the upcoming event, OSHAssociation is set to conduct a Construction Safety Workshop, which will be opened by HRH Dr. Amb. Aderemi Olusegun, FOSHA, Regional President – OSHAssociation who will deliver the welcome address. Attendees will have a chance to understand the key aspects of using safety technology to drive inspection in construction sites as well as the role of safety best practices towards zero fatalities in the industry at the workshop. Engr. Laolu Oguntuyi, FOSHA Chairman for Lagos State Chapter, OSHAssociation Nigeria will also share insights during the workshop.

Among confirmed speakers are QS Murtala Aliyu, FNIQS – President of Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria; Emmanuel Williams, COO, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Company; Kehinde Adeyemo, CEO, Oak Builders Resources West Africa; Olalekan Akinwumi Anivs, President, IFMA Nigeria Chapter; and Michael Awonowo, CEO, Micdee, among others.

Topics will explore many different facets of construction from the pivotal role of digitalization such as the interplay of design and technology in shaping value-centric architecture, to the path of smart construction for a sustainable future. Discover the best practices in real estate development and learn more about the social responsibility of project managers and organizations.

The Green Building Council Nigeria is partnering with Big 5 Construct Nigeria for the first time, with Arc. Omoyemi Olayiwola, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Green Building Council Nigeria speaking at the Industry Talks. “At this year’s edition of Big 5 Construct Nigeria, the Green Building Council Nigeria is keen to address the critical topic of decarbonization, as the country makes significant strides in reducing the carbon footprint of the construction sector in alignment with global sustainability goals. We look forward to sharing insights on our progress and the pivotal role of green practices in shaping a more environmentally conscious construction industry,” Olayiwola said.

“We eagerly anticipate the event unveiling many opportunities for growth. Join us to connect with the professionals who are influencing the trajectory of mega projects within Nigeria’s dynamic construction industry,” Greenish concluded.

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