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New York Build Expo: How Nigeria Can Emulate the Global Convergence


New York Build Expo is the leading construction and design exhibition focusing on the New York city and tri-state area, New York Build offers people chances to showcase their latest product developments, revolutionary concepts and ideas to some of the industry’s largest buyers.

World class Architects, Engineers, Major Contractors, Brokers, Government agencies and Developers, are among some of the attendees who were keen to discover the next best products, technologies, and suppliers. Whether your company is just starting out or is already well-established, you will want to participate at this event to meet with the industry’s leading influencers and key industry players.

Since it was launched four years ago, New York Build has steadily built up a loyal following of construction industry leaders, drawing in attendees because of its unique focus on New York and the surrounding Tri-State region – its first-class content, free to attend AIA Ces approved workshops, entertainment and multiple networking events.

The event which was held March 11 and 12, 2019 at the Javits Center, New York, USA was officially supported by the State of New York and the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, New York Build covers construction opportunities in residential, commercial and infrastructure in New York State and the Tri-State region. This year’s show boasted record numbers, with 200 exhibitors, 20,500 pre-registered visitors, 100 strategic partners and 150 speakers.

New York Build 2019 is the ideal opportunity for many organizations to hear about all the latest construction projects and do business in NYC and the Tri-state region. The show remains at the forefront of the industry, showcasing the finest talent in the sector and connecting leading key players with cutting edge solutions.

Network with thousands of visitors from contractors, developers, architects, government and other construction industry professionals, meet pre-qualified buyers and keep up-to-date with the latest projects, upcoming contracts, industry standards and technologies.

In his remarks, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State welcomed the attendees who converged at the Javits Center for the 2019 New York Build Expo. ‘’I commend the many professionals and participants who have worked hard to put together New York Build 2019, an exciting Expo that will further add to New York construction boom’’, he added.

In his opinion, Segun Akanni, The Publisher of The Drum Online Media who was at the Expo said, the Nigeria Government can key into such Expo as a way of bringing professionals from all over the world in the field of construction for the purpose of creating and suggesting new innovative ideas in the nation’s construction industry.

The recent and frequent collapse of buildings in the country has been as a result of lack of technical know-how on the part of builders – it is globally expected that before a building can be put in place, a lot of process should have been put into consideration.

Part of this should be the testing of the soil to build on; quality of materials to be used; when to use it and when not to use it. All these precautions are potential of reducing the tragedy, especially in Lagos, during the raining season.

By Segun Akanni

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