A STONE TECH CENTER network
• Polish exhibitors 968
• foreign exhibitors 327
from 28 countries and regions
(Austria, Belgium, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, USA)
Area (m˛) 40,125
from 34 countries
(Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA)
• Building Materials Area – Walls and Roofs
• Joinery and Fenestration Area
• Finishing, Decoration and Landscaping Elements Area
• Building Services Area
• Road Construction and Civil Engineering Centre
• Sports Construction Centre
• Real Estate and Investment Exhibition INVESTFIELD
The visitors registered over 100 new market offers. Their promotion was strengthened through a special exposition entitled “New Product Island”, the Virtual New Product Island prepared in cooperation with Budowlany.pl (including information about producers and their products, illustrations, certificates, technical data and active links), and “A Guide for Visitors”.
For local governments
Local government representatives participated in meetings organised as part of the Civil Engineering Days, the INVESTFIELD Forum and the Sports Construction Centre. Two government programmes related to housing construction and construction of expressways and motorways were presented at the show. The issues related to urban development and regeneration included topics of management and renovation of large housing estates and funding for regeneration schemes. Moreover, representatives of local governments had an opportunity to learn more about the planning, design, funding and construction of sports and recreation facilities.
The Civil Engineering Days included workshops divided into two sections – for designers and constructors. The issues discussed were well received by engineers and technicians.
Trade Fair Encounters with Architecture
“Innovativeness in architecture. Thought – Technologies – Materials” was the title of a seminar prepared in cooperation with the Chamber of Polish Architects and the Union of Polish Architects. Participants of the meeting could find out more about transformations in architecture and take part in a panel discussion.
It was a virtual showroom where architectural concepts were created with the use of a keyboard, a mouse and CAD library resources. The available applications were supplied by project participants – manufacturers of construction materials, joinery, fenestration and interior decoration products.
The main topic was energy efficiency in design, architecture and construction. Experts from various segments of the construction industry were available at a joint stand. They provided information and advice, helped in choosing the best materials that guaranteed the best construction and subsequent economical use of a building in our climate.
The passive construction consulting centre was very popular among trade fair participants. The interested parties could find out the differences between a passive house and an energy efficient house and learn what costs and savings this technology entails.
This time, the lead theme of the project was “A House for Everyone”. Trade fair visitors witnessed a live construction of a one-family model house that also enabled presentation of construction materials, devices and technologies that lead to the most efficient use of a building.
Build your house step by step
The project included companies and institutions that participate in all subsequent stages of a house construction process. The visitors were able to choose a house design, select a bank loan, furnish virtual rooms, paint them, choose ceramic files and floors, arrange the furniture.
Construction Craftsmanship Forum
The exposition, workshops and meetings were prepared by the Wielkopolska Construction Crafts Guild, as always.
Workshops organised by Kreisel and devoted to silos were addressed to professionals from the sector. The show focused on the application of devices used on building sites.
Co-organised by the Polish Association of Roofers, they were a valuable source of information about the correct placing of tiles and flashing.
Science for Construction
That was the title of presentations by 12 research and development units and scientific institutes. The exposition held under the theme: “Science for construction materials – knowledge-based materials” initiated by the Building Research Institute featured offers showcased by: Road and Bridge Research Institute, Warsaw University of Technology – Department of Construction Materials Engineering, Łódź University of Technology – Faculty of Construction, Institute of Mineral Construction Materials from Kraków, Kraków University of Technology, Wrocław University of Technology, Poznań University of Technology and AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. The Wood Technology Institute from Poznań, the Institute for Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining from Warsaw and the Industrial Institute of Construction Machines from Kobyłka were also present at the show.
The show was prepared under the auspices of:
the Minister of Construction and the Minister of Transport
Ministry of Construction
Ministry of Transport
Polish Chamber of Civil Engineers
Chamber of Construction Designing
Chamber of Polish Architects
Union of Polish Architects
Building Research Institute
Road and Bridge Construction Institute
Polish Chamber of Construction Industry and Commerce
Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Polish Sport Infrastructure Club
Polish Craft Association
Polish Association of Roofers
Polish Association of Tile Specialists
Polish Windows and Doors Association
Dom Drewniany [Wooden House] Association and Timber Promotion Foundation
Wielkopolska District Chamber of Civil Engineers
Construction Crafts Guild in Poznań
Centre for Technical and Organisational Construction Services PZiTB
Autostrada Wielkopolska SA
ASM Centrum Badań i Analiz Rynku (Market Research and Analysis Centre)
Coming up in 2008
International Construction Fair BUDMA 2008 22-25 January 2008
International Fair of Construction Machines, Tools and Equipment BUMASZ 2008 22-25 January 2008
International Trade Fair for Installations and Equipment INSTALACJE 2008 22-25 April 2008
Bathroom and Wellness Exhibition AQUA-SAN 2008 22-25 April 2008
BUDMA 2007 - summary
Results of the Poznań show confirm positive developments in the construction sector
The International Construction Fair BUDMA 2007, held in Poznań on 23-26 January, was visited by over 50,000 attendees from 34 countries. Most of them registered as experts visiting the show. The professional character of BUDMA was also confirmed by numerous new offers presented by almost 1,300 exhibitors from 28 countries.
The show of dynamic developments
The market upturn helped the Poznań show set new records. As compared to the previous year, the area of BUDMA 2007 was 12 percent larger. The number of exhibitors increased even more, i.e. by as many as 18 percent. The statistics reflect positive developments in the construction sector.
Almost 1,300 companies showcased their latest offers on four trade fair days in Poznań. Many of them came from abroad – there were 327 foreign exhibitors, which is 25 percent of the total number. This year’s BUDMA attracted many Polish and foreign journalists. The PIF Press Centre issued a record number of 620 accreditations.
New offers and events attracted crowds of visitors
In the preparation phase preceding this year’s show, the exhibitors registered over 100 new market offers. 12 of them received the PIF Gold Medal. But large crowds of professional visitors were attracted not only by the exhibitors’ offers. The organisers prepared a very interesting programme of events, conferences and seminars addressed to virtually each target group from the construction sector.
The most popular events undoubtedly included the Civil Engineering Days, INVESTFIELD or the Sports Construction Centre. Other attractive events included Archispace, an area where architects and designers could find out more about market solutions available in the computer design software, and BudShow, which was held under the theme: “A House for Everyone” this year.
Patrons of BUDMA 2007 visited the show. Andrzej Aumiller, Minister of Construction presented the social construction concept. Jerzy Polaczek, Minister of Transport discussed the government programme of road and motorway construction.
The show was visited by many foreign delegations, including those from the new EU Member States – Bulgaria and Romania. Representatives of local governments from all over the country also came to the show. They were the addressees of the special INVESTFIELD Investment Forum devoted to urban regeneration and road construction issues.
In a year…
Although BUDMA has just finished, the organisers are already thinking about its next year’s edition. In 2008, the construction show will be held in Poznań on 22-25 January simultaneously with the International Fair for Construction Machines, Tools and Equipment BUMASZ.