BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event

For the first time, three organizations including Bangalore International Exhibition Centre ( BIEC ), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany (DMAG) are jointly organizing “BuildArch 2008 & Build Up 2008,” India’s Comprehensive International Exhibition and Conference from 21st–24th October 2008 at the International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bangalore.

The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Urban Development Government of India, Government of Karnataka and many other associations/institutions of the industry and trade.

Shri S.Jaipal Reddy, Honorable Minister for Urban Development and Shri B S Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka will be the chief guests and will inaugurate the trade show.

The event has been envisaged as the India’s most Comprehensive International Exhibition and Conference on Architecture, Building and Construction, Property Investments and Development Opportunities on a global scale.

BuildArch 2008 & Build Up 2008, the two concurrent events have been conceived by BIEC, CII and DMAG has invited global participation to provide a unique platform for the Industry forum to discuss all the policy matters under one roof through high-level conferences such as, International Conference on Building of the Future: Architecture & Construction, Green Building and National Conclave on Real Estate. Leading Architects, CXOs, CFOs, Real Estate Developers, Builders, and so on.

Mr J. P. Nayak, Member of the Board & President (Operations) Larsen & Toubro Ltd is Chairing BuildArch 2008 and Mr Irfan Razack, Chairman & Managing Director, Prestige Estate Projects Pvt. Ltd. will chair Build Up 2008. While Mr Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, BIEC and Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Ltd is the overall Chairman of these events.

According to Mr. J.P Nayak, the event is designed to offer complete solutions in buildings and building construction highlighting critical policy issues that needs to be addressed to realize the immense growth potential in this sector.

“We are looking forward for this unique international networking event to enhance business opportunities along with being instrumental in bridging the knowledge gaps and bringing together the industries and the users for technology development, transfer and subsequent commercialization” added Mr. Nayak.

BuildArch 2008, an exhibition on Architecture, Building & Construction Technology, Materials, Interiors and systems will have over 200 exhibitors from India and abroad. The 1stedition of this show will cover more than 20,000 sq. ft area and will have country pavilions and participation from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, and UAE. The exhibition will be a launching pad for products and technologies from this segment.

BuildUp 2008 will be a concurrent event focusing on Real Estate and property development. Leading builders, property developers and financial institutions across India are taking part in this exhibition.

The Indian real estate is being fuelled by market deregulation and a rapidly expanding middle class. The property market saw more development during the last three years than in the preceding 50 years.

It is with this background, that Build Up 2008–Real Estate Exhibition & Conference focusing on Property Investment and Development has been organized. The conference–Indian Realty Gearing Ahead will focus on Investment opportunities for national and international investors and highlight policy issues.

Building and construction activities worldwide consume 3 billion tons of raw materials each year or 40% of total global use. India’s red-hot real estate market, which witnessed a price spiral of 35 to 50 percent, last year, has created an unprecedented demand for building materials and high-end lifestyle products.

As the real estate sector is estimated to touch US$50 billion by 2009-10 along with the estimated planned investment of US$475 billion over 2007-12 and an expected growth of 7-8% of GDP in India’s infrastructure sector has created a huge business potential in this sector making it an attractive investment destination for the foreign investors. BuildArch 2008 & Build Up 2008, aim to bring under one roof, all the potential developers/ builders and property purchasers offering one-stop-shop solution towards different facets of real estate and construction sector.

These two premier events will go a long way to boost the real estate sector as well as the architecture, building and construction community in India. Complete building construction solutions will be showcased and critical policy issues that need to be addressed will be highlighted. The exhibition will also showcase cutting-edge technologies and most modern building materials used in the construction industry.

Developer’s CEOs Dialogue

A discussion will feature on the complexities and challenges of land acquisitions, property valuations and title deed transfers, mixed used developments–catering to the fast evolving needs to urban India by the top developers from the industry.

Panel Discussion

The BuildArch 2008 will also feature a Panel Discussion on “Challenges & Opportunities for Construction Sector in India - The Way Forward.” This Panel discussion will be participated by the senior officials from renowned Industry and Government.

The exhibition would be visited by Architects, Civil Engineers, Interior Designers, Builders, Retail Companies, IT & ITES Companies, Contractors & Promoters, Project Management Consultants, Asset Management Companies, Housing Industry, Banks & Financial Institutions, Insurance Agencies, Valuators, Solicitors, Real Estate Portfolio Managers, Educational Institutions, Vocational Schools, Government Agencies and all other related to construction industry.

BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event

BIEC is an ideal venue for holding national and international exhibitions, conferences and seminars. It is one of the India’s most modern facilities for hosting exhibitions, conferences and seminars with state-of-the-art technology and a unique architectural style.”

Some of the important exhibitors participating at this event are briefed here.

Era Building Systems

BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event
Era is a world-class engineering, construction and services conglomerate, well positioned in key infrastructure markets that offer long-term growth potential.

The companyn holds the distinction of pioneering the transition from conventional RCC construction practices to new-age steel construction technology (PEBs). Incorporated in 2005, the company provide the unique and distinct PEB (Pre–engineered Building) construction prowess to India’s infrastructure and construction industry.

Armed with an ultra modern plant to manufacture pre-engineered steel buildings at Pantnagar, Uttaranchal, coupled with proficient in-house design & engineering skills aptly supported by strong construction and project management capabilities of Era Infra Engineering Ltd., Era Building Systems is all set to deliver complete turn-key civil construction solutions to its customers.

Kirby Building Systems

BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event
Kirby Building Systems India Ltd is the market leader in technology-driven Pre-Engineered Steel Building Solutions (PEB) in India, serving the multifarious needs of the Indian construction market. Being an affiliate of Alghanim Industries - Kuwait, its over 30 years of experience ( in PEB) abroad prior to entering the Indian landscape has crystallized into a wide range of time-tested innovative solutions to specific needs.

Kirby’s product range covers buildings tailored to customers’ unique requirements with a variety of accessories that go into making the buildings, which are not only aesthetically brilliant but also majestic and structurally stable and sturdy. ‘Quality’ for KIRBY epitomizes a combination of speed of construction, safety of the structure, sustainability against natural and man-made disasters, suitability to the purpose, unmatched pre- and post-sales service, scalability, and substantial savings in terms of both time and money.


BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event
Incorporated in 2000, Nile Waterproofing Materials company produces and markets roofing and waterproofing materials comprising a comprehensive range of torchable and self-adhesive bituminous membranes modified with APP and SBS polymers.

The company products are designed to fulfill the needs of the architectural and construction materials application of different building types. BituNil special membranes are engineered to accommodate the requirements of specific uses as in planters, where anti-root waterproofing membranes are essential.

Alfa Steel Building Solutions

BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event
Alfa, a solution provider for all kind of cold rolled formed steel roofing sheets and sections used in roofing and wall cladding systems. Alfa Steel Building has undertaken and executed innumerable challenging projects for warehouses, factories, school, and colleges, and so on.

The experience, expertise and exposure that has been acquired over the years has enabled Alfa to diversify into providing turnkey contracting services to construction industries and offering single source responsibility involving complete pre-engineered building systems and solution.

Jotun Paints

BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event
The Jotun Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings. Founded in 1926 in Norway, the group consists of 71 companies and 40 production facilities around the world and is looking at strengthening its presence in India.

Outside Europe Jotun has a very strong hold in Middle-East & Asia Pacific. Jotun India Pvt. Ltd. set up a shop in India 2005, with an intention to provide a single source solution for all paints and coatings. Jotun’s diverse product range worldwide includes decorative, protective, powder, marine, floor/concrete protection and intumescent coatings, bearing a solid testament to the company’s reputation of being truly a single source solution for clients, consultants and contractors alike.

Every Jotun product is the result of intensive research and development combining state-of-the-art technology with innovative thinking, practical knowledge and experience.


Cera-Chem Pvt Ltd is an Indian construction chemicals manufacturer, prominent in the industry for over ten years. The company’s products are manufactured under stringent quality control using ingredients sourced indigenously as well as imported.

The products range of Cera-Chem comprises concrete admixtures, waterproofing systems, industrial grouts, anti-corrosive coatings, protective and decorative coatings, concrete repair products, industrial floorings, concrete surface treatments, tile adhesives and joint fillers, joint sealant and vibration pad products for almost every conceivable high performance chemical requirement of the building, construction and repair industry.

The clientele list of Cera-Chem includes prominent names of Indian construction industries as well as government and public sector units.

Asona India

BuildArch and Build UP 08 Bracing for the Mega Event
Asona India established as an independent Indian company in 2002 to improve the acoustical environment in general, and bring about reduction of noise and other sound disturbances.

Asona will improve acoustical conditions in offices, factories, schools, studio’s, sport facilities, cinema’s and all other localities where sound is causing problems.

Asona India gaining importance by the day, the company did their first mini auditorium project with spray-on K-13 system for the Rachna Sansad academy college of architects designed by the legendry acoustical consultant Mr. Ajit Jhaveri.

Asona is not looking back since then and today several wide range of projects that include television and sound recording studious, auditoriums, sports facilities, indoor pools, convention centers, restaurants, cafeterias, parking decks, churches, schools, libraries, passenger terminals etc., are undertaken in various parts of the country.

K-13 spray-on is an easy to apply vibrant, versatile and virtually effective fast-track rapid mobilization installation that gets the project off to a quick start for projects in a hurry by providing a natural uniform warm monolithic textured finish at lower installed prices than many of the common traditional systems.

The K-13 resilient fibers when combined with high performance patented adhesive forms a strong durable bond that adheres to virtually all construction materials in both new construction & renovation projects creating a fresh and clean look.
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