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Opportunity beckons as int’l build expo promises training for artisans, others


For artisans and other stakeholders in the Nigerian building industry, opportunity is beckoning as an upcoming International Build Expo in Lagos promises to organise training sessions for them.

The build expo, which is already in its 7th edition, is to be hosted by Elan Expo. The theme of the annual event for this year is ‘The Role of Professionals, Artisans, and Government Institutions in Creating a Smart and Resilient Megacity’.

According to the organisers of the event that will be holding at the Landmark Events Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, their target is innovations and training for the growth of the building industry.

“This is an annual event that brings together professionals in the construction industry, including Architects, Builders, Engineers, and Suppliers to talk about the industry. It aims to train artisans and participants on the latest innovation and trends, and also to drive growth in the building industry,” Jude Chime, Elan Expo’s CEO, said at a press briefing in Lagos.

“One of the highlights of this year’s Expo is the hands-on training which will provide participants with the benefits of learning skills such as Laser aligner for block setting, use of laser aligners and laser measures, use of robotic power tools, use of electronic painting machine, use of spray gum for paintings, solar panel installations, assembling of furniture, and smart electrification,” Chime added.

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He assured that the training would provide participants with valuable insights on the application and installation of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) at homes, sustainable building practices, innovative materials and techniques, and the latest trends in architecture and design, adding that these insights would be delivered through a range of workshops, seminars, and talks.

The training, he said, would be delivered by professionals with extensive experience in the construction industry, giving participants the opportunity to learn from the best.

“We expect 140 brands, 480 business-to-business sessions, and 140 exhibitors to attend, all drawn from countries like Ghana, Japan, and many others, to showcase the latest products and services in the construction industry,” he said.

It is expected that the Expo will also create opportunity where attendees can meet and connect with other professionals in the industry for new contacts and to expand business networks.

The expo is also partnering with some professional bodies like Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigerian Society Engineers, Nigerian Institution of Builders, Nigerian Society of Quantity Surveyors, Honey Treat Academy, and Engineering Resource.

Speaking on the impact of the previous editions, Chime said, “it has been impactful; the previous edition talked about the rising cases of building collapse and we can all agree that, about four years ago, the incidence was higher than what it is now.”

He added that the expo has done a lot in bringing professionals together to discuss critical issues facing the sector and proffer solutions to them.

“With this edition, we will be stressing that and that’s why we are having the training institute to enable artisans understand the latest technology in building,” Chime added

He explained that the theme of this year’s event reflects the company’s commitment to promoting best practices in the industry, saying, you will agree with me that Nigeria needs this expertise at this time.