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GRAND PRIX - FOR ARCH 2018

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GRAND PRIX FOR ARCH 2018 - TRENDS AND NOVELTIES IN THE WORLD OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION


Presentation of the novelties in the building industry is an essential part of the FOR ARCH trade fair. As usual, the best of them will be awarded by expert jury of the GRAND PRIX competition.

 

Exhibits are evaluated on following criterias: technical parameters, progressive technology, original idea, high quality at an affordable price, material, ecological aspect, energy efficiency, market opportunities.

 

Presentation of the exhibits will take place the first day of the trade fair at the stands of exhibitors, the expert jury will choose the best ones and the winners will be announced and awarded at the social event of the trade fair that will be held on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, at the Congress Hall, PVA EXPO PRAGUE.

 

Reasons to take part in the GRAND PRIX competition:

  • Prestigious award - the winners will be awarded by diploma and award
  • Award ceremony within the social event of the FOR ARCH 2018 trade fair
  • Press release about the competition and winners will be distributed
  • Presentation of registered exhibits in the professional magazines within the media campaign of the trade fair
  • Presentation of registered exhibits in the trade fair catalogue
  • Presentation of registered exhibits on the webpage of the trade fair
  • Awarded exhibits will be published in the Final Report of FOR ARCH 2018

 

How to apply in the GRAND PRIX competition:

  • Fill in the application form and send it to dohnalova@abf.cz until 15 August 2018
  • Send us the photography and the documentation of registered exhibit/technology
  • Pay a registration fee CZK 2000 per 1 registered exhibit


Meet the European construction companies - new business partners, buyers and suppliers at FOR ARCH 2018!


Matchmaking is an effective way how to meet the right people on the right place. This is an unique opportunity to generate new business contacts and contracts. 

 

MBM´s are prearranged business meetings for which the company representatives select partners on the basis of cooperation profiles in the catalogue of participants. Within the MBM FOR ARCH 2018 you can make your presence at the trade fair more effective and you may increase the protomotion of your products and services!

 

The event is free of charge. The 6th edition of the matchmaking event during the FOR ARCH trade fair is based upon experience from the previous five years! Target fields of MBM FOR ARCH 2018 are:

 

  • Architectonic, design and construction engineering services
  • Construction of buildings, construction materials
  • Building installation work, eletrical installation
  • Tiling and bricklaying, floors, roofs, painting
  • Manufacture of windows, doors and stairs
  • Swimming pools, sauna
  • Heating, chimney structures, air conditioning
  • Maintenance, renovation and modernisation, Restoration and cultural heritage
  • Sustainable constructions and Green buildings
  • Transport and logistics

Website of MBM FOR ARCH 2018 where you can find the list of already registered participants: http://forarch2018.talkb2b.net/ 

 

Download the application form and send it to international@abf.cz 

 

Registration deadline: 5th September 2018

 

Venue: 21st September 2018 at PVA EXPO PRAGUE,  Congress Hall II



Do not miss a chance to save your money and take advantage of preferential prices!


If you are thinking about the possibility of exhibiting at FOR ARCH 2018 in Prague, than you should know that if you apply until the end of May 2018, you will pay lower price per square meter.  Do not miss this chance!

 

FOR ARCH trade fair is the largest International building trade fair in the Czech Republic with a 28-year old tradition. Last year more than 80 000 visitors visited the trade fair and about 800 exhibitors from 13 countries were presenting there.

 

The sooner you apply, the cheaper price per square meter you can get. The deadline for preferential prices is 31 May 2018. Please note that the interest of the exhibitors is high and the attractive exhibition areas are slowly filling.

 

The 29th International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH that takes place during 18-22 September 2018 in PVA EXPO PRAGUE.



The 4th Industrial Revolution at FOR ARCH 2018




MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS 2018


21 September 2018, PVA EXPO PRAGUE, Congress Hall, Entrance Hall II

 

MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS - a networking event co-organised with Enterprise Europe Network.

 

Meet the European construction companies. Meet new business partners, buyers and suppliers!

 

MBM´s are prearranged business meetings for which the company representatives select partners on the basis of cooperation profiles in the catalogue of participants.

 

The participation in MBM FOR ARCH 2018 is FREE OF CHARGE.

 

Within the MBM FOR ARCH 2018 you can make your presence at the trade fair more effective and you may increase the protomotion of your products and services!

 

Target fields:

  • Architectonic, design and construction engineering services
  • Construction of buildings, construction materials
  • Building installation work, eletrical installation
  • Tiling and bricklaying, floors, roofs, painting
  • Manufacture of windows, doors and stairs
  • Swimming pools, sauna
  • Heating, chimney structures, air conditioning
  • Maintenance, renovation and modernisation, Restoration and cultural heritage
  • Sustainable constructions and Green buildings
  • Transport and logistics

 

Take the opportunity of getting new business contacts within the one-day event.

 

 

The meetings last about 20 minutes and you can run up to 15 meetings and invite the important partners to your stand.

 

Website of MBM FOR ARCH 2018 where you can find the list of already registered participants: http://forarch2018.talkb2b.net/ 

 

Download the application form and send it to international@abf.cz 

 

Registration deadline: 5th September 2018



International Building Trade Fair - FOR ARCH 2017




International Building Trade Fair - FOR ARCH 2017




FOR ARCH - Final Report 2017


FOR ARCH 2017 Final report is already available! You might read the most important information about the international building trade fair that was held during 19-23 September 2017 in Prague. The statistics and the experience of the exhibitors are also included in the report. You might read the report here.



FOR ARCH - Final Report 2017




FOR ARCH 2018 - Deadline for the lease of the exhibition area at preferential prices


Dear business partners,

we would like to invite you to participate at the 29th International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2018, which takes place traditionally at PVA EXPO PRAHA on 18-22 September 2018. The  trade fair with the longest tradition in the Czech Republic presents a great opportunity for Czech and foreign exhibitors to present services and products.

Every year, the trade fair brings news from the world of buildings. Leading representatives, suppliers, craftsmen, investors, developers and representatives of other branches related to construction are presented at the fair.

You can apply right now! The first deadline for the lease of the exhibition area at preferential prices is  31 December 2017.



The number of visitors of FOR ARCH 2017 increased by 15% compared to 2016


For the 28th time, the FOR ARCH trade fair was held on 19-23 September 2017 in PVA EXPO PRAGUE. The development in the market, defined by increased financial resources of both companies and individuals, was manifested in the overall numbers of the event. FOR ARCH 2017 was attended by 81,056 people, which is 15% more than the last year. 800 exhibitors (81 foreign exhibitors) from 13 countries presented their construction-related solutions on the gross exhibition area 39,402 m2.

The MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS programme was yet another success which helped to interconnect Czech and foreign businesses within all building sectors, espeically building materials and components.

We would like to thank all visitors and exhibitors. We are looking forward to seeing you at the 29th FOR ARCH trade fair in PVA EXPO PRAGUE, held on 18-22 September 2018.



The GRAND PRIX and TOP EXPO awards granted


Within the FOR ARCH trade fair, the traditional GRAND PRIX and TOP EXPO awards were granted. While GRAND PRIX is a prize granted by an expert jury to the best exhibits presented at the show, which are outstanding within their competition and which introduce a new innovative concept, the TOP EXPO award is given to the best stands at FOR ARCH.

GRAND PRIX

The Expert Jury members have chosen the best exhibits and technologies this year as well. The Jury granted the GRAND PRIX awards to five of forty-six exhibits registered in the competition. Another six exhibits were awarded honourable mentions.

 

GRAND PRIX awards were granted to the following firms (in an alphabetic order):  

BERNDORF BÄDERBAU s.r.o. for its system of the swimming pool starting block BERNDORF PROFI 01 useable for both professional sportspersons and the general public;

HYPOXIE Group s.r.o. for its fire-protection technology FirePASS, serving as a system of active fire prevention of protected areas and built upon permanent reduction of the content of oxygen to concentrations preventing fire from arising;

OIG Power s.r.o. for CES BATTERY BOX 3F HOME - an intelligent hybrid three-phase system which stores electrical energy and manages its consumption with the use of a battery storage system;

Schiedel, s.r.o. for the chimney element Schiedel KINGFIRE, which contains a chimney stack with an integrated variable fireplace insert independent of the air inlet from the room; and

Wienerberger cihlářský průmysl, a.s. for the concept of a brick house of the future “e4”, i.e. for the concept of construction of brick buildings meeting the requirements for energy performance, economy, ecology and user-friendly indoor environment.

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS were obtained by the firms:

ALUKOV a.s. for the smoking box known as SMOKE ISLANDS; HELUZ cihlářský průmysl v.o.s. for sound insulating walling block HELUZ AKU KOMPAKT 21, ground; Master Therm tepelná čerpadla s.r.o. for the multifunction heat pump AquaMaster Inverter-90l, 1AQ90l-1; SULKO, s.r.o. for the design window SULKO PURE WIN; VLASTIMIL SLÁDEK – SAUNY SALUS for the equipment which reliably prevents fire from arising in the SALUS FIREFIGHTER saunas; and ZAPA beton a.s. for the drainage concrete ZAPA DROP with permeability of 90 – 95 % of rain water into lower layers.

 


 

TOP EXPO

 

In the TOP EXPO competition, the Jury granted awards to the 6 most impressive expositions which are at the same time also highly functional and fulfil the criteria for communication with customers. All expositions of the trade fairs in the categories up to 60 mand above 60 m2 were assessed. Concerning the category up to 60m2, the expositions of the following exhibitors were awarded: ITADECO s.r.o. (1E19), JABLOTRON ALARMS a.s. (4B13), Olife Source, a.s. (4B08).  The awards in the category above 60m2 were granted to the following exhibitors: Best, a.s. (1D12 + 1D16), HANÁK NÁBYTEK, a.s. (2B07), Siemens, s.r.o. (4B10).



MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS - a networking event co-organised with Enterprise Europe Network took part on the 4th day of the exhibition


In cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network, ABF, a.s. organised, similarly to previous years, MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS. On 22 September 2017, representatvies of 82 participating companies from 9 countries held 174 meetings in total with the aim to connect foreign distributors and prospective clients with Czech manufacturers from the construction sector. The topic of the meetings span from essential building materials all the way to interior components. The event was open both to FOR ARCH exhibitors and also other companies that did not take part in the event.  



The 2017 FOR ARCH has started


The gates of PVA EXPO PRAGUE have opened for visitors on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. In seven halls, the visitors will see not only presentations of leading companies in the sector of building materials, doors, windows, floors, swimming pools, HVAC systems and products, and many more, but also extensive accompanying programme, lectures, seminars and presentations. The MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS event will once again join together foreign enterprises and dealers with Czech manufacturers through a series of coordinated B2B meetings in the Congress Hall of the exhibition venue.

 

The opening ceremony was attended by numerous leading figures of the Czech business and government bodies, including Karla Šlechtová, the Minister of the Regional Development of the Czech Republic.



FOR ARCH 2017 to Bring Many Interesting Competitions and Conferences


New place for presentation of GRAND PRIX competition products and technologies

 

 

It will be for the first time at all when the exhibitors who got registered for the GRAND PRIX competition are to have a possibility of presenting, free of charge, their competition exhibits or technologies in the specially prepared TECHNOLOGICAL FORUM – GRAND PRIX exposition. The presentations will take place in the Hall 1 in its mobile hall. The hall is equipped with a projector and a screen, and the exhibitors can present there their technological innovations to the general public, or they can organise a small press conference. The reservation of particular time and term will be possible after the launching of the registration platform on 15 August. Those interested should not hesitate with their application for too long because the number of free terms is limited. For more information please visit www.forarch.cz in the Grand Prix section.

 

 

 

 

 

Great final for the title of the best craftsmen and craftswomen of the year

 

 

Within the framework of the FOR ARCH Trade Fair, also this year it will be possible to follow the nation-wide final round of the competition presentation of building trades and crafts known as SUSO, which is to be attended by about forty talented young bricklayers and joiners. The final round of the best craftsmen and craftswomen of this age generation will be held in four days from 19 to 22 September in the premises of the Hall 6, where they have to master, under supervision of experts from the competition partner companies, technical assignments from both the theory and practice. “Thanks to the project partners the apprentices are given an excellent opportunity of working with top technologies and top materials, which means that visitors can look forward to seeing a lot of interesting things,” says David Surmaj, Competition Manager. The winners will be subsequently declared as the best young craftsmen and craftswomen of the Czech Republic and Slovakia for 2017. This year’s final round will be a celebration of the twenty-year cooperation with the general partner – the company Wienerberger, cihlářský průmysl.

 

 

 

 

 

The latest trends in the area of fire safety

 

 

A key factor in the building industry is also fire safety, and therefore this topic will be the central point of the second edition of the conference known as FIRE SAFETY OF BUILDINGS which is to be held on Thursday 21 September 2017 within the framework of the accompanying programme of the FOR ARCH Trade Fair and is organised by the largest building portal for professionals in the Czech Republic – TZB-info. The conference will be focused on current trends of fire safety in the field of technical equipment of buildings, the issue of steel structures as well as wooden buildings, including fire safety of the buildings which are a cultural monument. Discussions will be held about the influence on practice of the new standard for cables, and the participants will not be missing a specialised lecture focused on negative experience implying from statistics relating to fires. In the part focused on technical systems the participants interested in these issues will be made familiar with innovations in the fire fighting systems, sprinkler technologies, systems aimed at permanent reduction of oxygen content as well as with the use of drones for documentation of fires. For getting registered for participation at the conference click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Can architecture change the world?

 

 

After several years the conference known as Crossroads of Architecture returns back into the specialised programme of the trade fair. This conference is to be held on Thursday 21 September 2017 as well. “By inhabiting we are changing our surroundings and the environment, we are changing also the way in which we inhabit and use the world,” says A. Kalach, Master of Mexican Architecture and Guest of this year’s Crossroads of Architecture, while commenting the main topic of the event. The lecture programme and subsequent discussion will be moderated by Adam Gebrian, important promoter and at the same time also reviewer of the architecture. Through connection with the FOR ARCH Building Trade Fair, the conference organiser emphasises the close professional integrity between the builder and the architect. After the previous on-line registration, the participation in this accompanying event will be free of charge for those interested. The lecture of Mexican Architect Kalach will be preceded by the best works in the Young Architect Award competition and the winners will take over their prizes directly from the hands of Albert Kalach.

 

 

 

 

At the FOR ARCH 2017 Trade Fair you will be also able to get yourselves convinced that for example ČEZ has entered into the 21st century with its customers. This can be evidenced by the innovative products and services which use energy in a more environment-friendly way, increase customer comfort and save their expenses. An example is, among other things, the smart thermostat “tado°” capable of learning the habits of the entire family, or the supply of a photovoltaic power plant on a turnkey basis with advantageous financing. At the same time visitors can look forward already now to the brand-new sector of the trade fair focused on current trends and technologies in the area of security technology, systems of protection of buildings and security services. 

 

 

 



Do not miss Matchmaking Business Meetings FOR ARCH 2017, the 5th edition of the free B2B Business meetings


Do not miss Matchmaking Business Meetings FOR ARCH 2017, the 5th edition of the free B2B Business meetings for all interested companies,buyers, or individuals from the construction field taking place on 22 September 2017 at FOR ARCH 2017 in the Congress hall in the Entrance hall II.

Are you doing business in the building industry and are you looking for new contacts on the European market, are you thinking about extension of your activities to the Czech Republic? Are you looking for new business partners, local distributors or vendors?

ABF together with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) at the Centre for Regional Development of the Czech Republic invite you to bilateral business meetings with European entrepreneurs.

Please come and use this opportunity for finding new business contacts. The meetings planned will take place during the morning, individual meetings last for 20 minutes. 

 

Target fields:

 

  • Architectonic, design and construction engineering services
  • Construction of buildings
  • Building installation work
  • Electrical installation
  • Tiling and bricklaying
  • Floors, roofs, painting
  • Manufacture of windows, doors and stairs
  • Heating, chimney structures, air conditioning
  • Construction materials
  • Maintenance, renovation and modernisation
  • Sustainable constructions and Green buildings
  • Swimming pools & sauna
  • Restoration and cultural heritage
  • Transport & logistics
  • Others

Registration deadline: 15th September 2017 via the websites

Date and venue: 22nd September 2017 at PVA Expo Prague, Praha – Letňany, Czech Republic
Registration fees: participation free of charge

 

Statistics - MBM FOR ARCH 2016
• Number of participants 121 from 12 countries
• Number of international meetings 258
• Number of consultancies held with experts 25


The web site of the event where you can find profiles of already registred paricipants.

 

Application form

 

For more information please contact Ing. Eva Hrubešová, tel.  +420 234 006 232, e-mail: hrubesova@crr.cz.



GRAND PRIX 2017


 

GRAND PRIX competition will be awarded to the best exhibit or technology, and the expert jury will be focusing on technical parameters, progressive technology, untraditional idea, exceptional quality at an affordable price, material, environmental aspects, energy efficiency and market opportunities.

 

 

 

 

After a one-year break, Karel Kabele, CSc., Faculty of Civil Engineering of CTU in Praguereturns as a member of the expert committee. Ladislav Brett of the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction, Independent Expert Vladimír Galád and Pavel Košnar from the Association of Swimming Pools and Saunas of the Czech Republic - ABAS ČR in the jury has been sitting for several years already. This year, new specialists will join and Zdeněk Lyčka, independent expert, this important task will implement for the first time. It is likely that within the new Security field, an expert on this area will join jury – it will be introduced later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The evaluation of the submitted exhibits will take place on the first day of the trade fairs right at the exhibitions of the registered companies, winning companies will be announced and will receive the prizes at the social evening, which will take place on Wednesday 20th September 2017 in the Congress Hall directly at the exhibition grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enrolled products will be ranked by the RABF (Rating by Architecture and Building Foundation) as an objectified reference.

 

 

OVERVIEW OF LATEST REGISTERED NOVELTIES  - GRAND PRIX 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Looking back at GRAND PRIX 2016

 

 

Do not forget to register your exhibits to GRAND PRIX by 15 August 2017.

 

 

 

 

Detailed conditions for participation in the GRAND PRIX competition are listed in the application form.

 

 

 

 

 

You also have the opportunity to take on a professional jury this year to be among the award-winning GRAND PRIX!

 

 

 

 

 



Can architecture change the world? Leading Mexican architect Alberto Kalach has accepted the invitation to Prague




Solar energy must be accumulated by intelligent households


One of the tasks of an intelligent house or intelligent household is energy independence of external suppliers. Solar panels will facilitate independence of the suppliers of electrical energy. A smart house is able to be self-sufficient in many areas and it almost does not need any surrounding resources.

 

Photovoltaic panels which are installed on the roofs of the houses are, however, unable to generate energy continually in the same volume with regard to weather and annual seasons, and the consumption of households is also rather changeable. The solar system usually supplies any excess of power back to the transmission grid. The owner of the house is then paid for this energy from the supplier. In case that a photovoltaic power plant does not generate enough energy, it conversely takes energy from the transmission grid. A part of a smart household is energy self-sufficiency, i.e. operation without connection to the transmission grid, and the designer’s task is therefore also to propose where and in what volume it will be possible to store the electrical energy generated.

 

To store electrical energy directly in electrical batteries is expensive, the acquisition costs of the above mentioned systems are not low, it is true, but the high initial capital expenditures return back to the house owners during the time in the form of savings of costs of heating and electricity consumption.

 

The visitors interested in intelligent living and security equipment of buildings will be able to acquire more information, advice and inspiration at the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH, which is to be held at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE on 19 to 23 September 2017. The companies offering technologies of intelligent buildings as well as security systems will present their products and services in Hall no. 4.



The tallest wooden building in the world “Treet” as a topic of an exclusive lecture at the FOR ARCH Trade Fair.




International Building Trade Fair - FOR ARCH 2017




GRAND PRIX 2017


GRAND PRIX will win the best exhibit or technology, the expert jury will be focusing on technical parameters, progressive technology, unconventional idea, exceptional quality at an affordable price, material, ecological point of view, energy efficiency and market opportunities.

The head of the expert committee returns after a one-year break Karel Kabele, Faculty of Civil Engineering of CTU in Prague. Ladislav Brett of the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction, Independent Expert Vladimír Galád and Pavel Košnar of the Association of Swimming Pools and Saunas of the Czech Republic - ABAS ČR in the jury will meet yet again. This year, new specialists will complete this important task for the first time - Zdeněk Lyčka, independent expert. Within the new field Security the jury will probably be complemented by an expert on this area, who we will introduce later.

The evaluation of the submitted exhibits will take place on the first day of the trade fairs right at the exhibitions of the registered companies, the winning companies will be announced and will receive the prizes at the social evening, which will take place on 20th September 2017 in the Congress Hall directly at the exhibition grounds.

Enrolled products will be ranked in the RABF (Rating by Architecture and Building Foundation) as an objectified reference.

 

 

You also have the opportunity to take on a professional jury this year to be among the award-winning GRAND PRIX!

 

Do not forget to register your exhibits in GRAND PRIX by August 15, 2017.

Detailed conditions for participation in the GRAND PRIX competition are listed in the application form.



Unique Heat Insulation Solar Glass from The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology at FOR ARCH 2017


The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology will attend the FOR ARCH 2017 fair and present the heat insulation solar glass.

 

The glass is very unique in the world due to it can generate solar power to supply all the energy consumption from cooling and heating system and still remain some power to feed back into grid. There is no possibility for any other Low-e glass in the world to reach this target.

 

 

 

 

The reflection of the heat insulation and reflection film can enhance the solar power generation and heat insulation simultaneously to gain more renewable energy and reduce more energy consumption from cooling and heating system. According to the test result of three real glass houses site testing at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology the Heat Insulation Solar Glass (HISG) house performed outstanding energy efficiency while compared with normal and low-e glass house.

 

Based on a continuous site testing from Oct. 2014 to June 2015 of 3m x 3m x 3m glass houses, the HISG house gained 685 kWh during this period. It can supplied all the heating and cooling consumption of 317 kWh during this period and remained 368 kWh feeding back into grid. Contrarily, the ordinary glass house consumed 587 kWh on cooling and heating system. The energy efficiency during this period could be 955 kWh due to the contribution from HISG.

 

The HISG has been proved to possess the highest capacity of energy efficiency for zero energy buildings in the world. The HISG could be applied on the vertical window or skylight for zero energy buildings. According to a computer simulation on the energy saving of a 26m x 26 m skylight on a 4 m high building in London and Abu Dhabi, the HISG can save 173,993 kWh and 256,512 kWh and decrease CO2 of 121,795 and 179,558 kg respectively while compared with normal glass.

 

The HISG is very unique in the world for zero energy buildings in the future."



The deadline for discounted prices of exhibition area is on 31 May 2017


The 28th FOR ARCH international trade fair currently experiences unprecedented demand on the part of exhibitors. With 80% of exhibition area already sold, exhibitors now have the last chance to register for this most important event of the construction industry in the Czech Republic. The deadline for discounted prices of exhibition are is on 31 May 2017. Book your place now and become part of an international event that will help you present your products to the Czech and Central-European markets. Contact us through the contact form HERE.



The Czech building industry starts to grow again and an important support for this trend is also the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH


The performance of the Czech building industry will return to a slight growth in the upcoming two years again after the unfavourable year 2016. The forecasts of building companies are, however, rather cautious. According to their estimations, the building production should grow in 2017 annually on average by 2.7 per cent, when the positive development is expected by almost three quarters of directors and representatives of building firms. More pessimistic expectations are reported in the outlook of this year especially by the firms focused on engineering constructions and large building companies. On the other hand, this year should be successful for companies focused on building construction and small and medium-sized firms. Nevertheless, besides building companies, optimistic expectations come also from people who plan renovations and building a house in a single-handed manner. In the long-term outlook the growth of the Czech building industry should continue at a slight rate of 1.5 per cent. 

These forecasts are supported also by the current development in the field of public building orders, when the year featuring a large number of commenced tenders was followed, in the first month of this year, by 245 projects ordered by public investors from particular building firms, in a total value of CZK 9.95 billion. This represents (in an annual comparison) a growth by one tenth in the number of orders, and at the same time a strong, more than double growth of the volume. The described development is confirmed also by the fact that more than one third of building companies (35 per cent) have currently more work than in the comparable period of 2016 and they have contracts for orders for the upcoming six-month period. The average utilisation rate of capacities of building companies oscillates on average at a level of 80 per cent. 

The growth of the building industry and of building firms has been supported, in a significant way, for almost thirty years, also by the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH, which is the largest trade fair of its type in the Czech Republic and provides the exhibitors, building experts, as well as visitors from the general public with a unique opportunity of being in touch with the latest trends in the sector which have important influence on the future development very often. Moreover, the FOR ARCH Trade Fair is not just an event lasting for several days only, but it is a project with an all-year-round impact, supporting the building industry as a whole with all its individual sectors. This is achieved through a number of partial projects, which include, for example, competition presentations of trades and crafts or competition of architects. Therefore it is no wonder that the trade fair achieves record breaking results also this year, when the number of registered firms reports a 30% growth in comparison with the last year’s data already in the first months of the year. 

This year’s edition (already the 28th one) of the FOR ARCH Trade Fair will newly present the Technological Forum, whose target group consists of Czech designing and architectonic companies and studios, together with investors. They will be able to find there various professional and practical information on current trends in the building industry and on the latest technologies and products offered on both the Czech and world markets. One of the important topics will be, for example, an overview of subsidy schemes, which can be used by cities and municipalities for improvement of their infrastructure, services and for energy savings. The trade fair will not be divided into several simultaneously held trade fair events anymore, but conversely, it will be merged into one whole under the FOR ARCH brand. At the same time its visitors can look forward to the new branch focused on current trends and technologies in the area of security equipment, building protection systems, security services and cybernetic protection.



Trade fair FOR ARCH 2017 is experiencing record high interest of exhibitors


Number of exhibition spaces for the FOR ARCH fair is rapidly declining, interest in them is great. 28th International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH will be held from 19 till 23 September 2017 at PVA EXPO PRAGUE in Letnany. Novelty for exhibitors and visitors will be the new hall, which would  be built on the site of the current Hall no. 7 and which will offer together with larger exhibition area much more comfort.

International Building Fair FOR ARCH 2017 already in the first month of the new year goes well and the interest in  tis huge. Already at the end of January, the number of registered exhibitors compared to the same period in last year grew by full 20 percent and more exhibition area is quickly filling up. The good news is that thanks to this trend, participants would have more time to prepare its exposures, which would help raise the bar of quality of the fair a step above. At the same time it is a clear signal to potential exhibitors not to procrastinate participation application too long.

 

 

The big news would also be a new exhibition hall, which in PVA EXPO PRAGUE would be built on the site of the current Hall 7 used under the Fair FOR ARCH in the field of heating. This insulated Hall with height of 5 meters and ventilation louvers on the faces would be designed for year-round use and offer not only a larger exhibition area with a gross area of 4600 m2, but at the same time ensure exhibitors a far greater comfort.

 

The great interest of exhibitors parallels with the development of the construction market, which is after unfavorable in 2016 coming back to growth. Thrive, first of all, should primarily companies aimed at construction building and small and medium-sized businesses. In addition to construction companies, however, optimistic for the future are planners of renovation and self-help construction work.

 

 

28th annual FOR ARCH introduces new Technological Forum, its target group consists of Czech design and architectural companies and studios, along with investors. They would be able to gain professional and practical information on current trends in the construction industry and the latest technologies and products offered on Czech and international markets. One of the major topics would be, for example, an overview of subsidies which can draw cities and municipalities to improve infrastructure and services for energy savings.

 

This year's trade fair FOR ARCH would no longer be divided into several concurrent fairs, but would on the contrary, combine them into one unit, which would encompass all existing topics under one name. With the merger of disciplines under one brand FOR ARCH organizers promise a better readability for the general public and clarity of content of the event. Also would be introduced a new field focusing on current trends in security technologies, systems of building protection, protection services and cyber security. Last year's 27th annual FOR ARCH fair attracted more than 71 000 visitors. During five days in PVA EXPO PRAGUE in Prague-Letňany presented its exposure 841 exhibitors, including 67 foreign ones from 15 different countries.

 

Contact:

Jana Lavičková

press@forarch.cz

FOR ARCH



Are smart households safe?


Alarm systems are one of smart homes‘ elements. As intelligent household is maximum opened, connected and liberal, alarm systems have the task to protect inhabitants and users of building. It aspires to the complete opposite, and despite the fact that in each of the installed security system is now very easily sharing data virtually anywhere in the "local and global" network. A prerequisite is also integration with other systems, whether safety, operational or personal.

Use of alarm systems in intelligent buildings should be built on their primary use, protection. If it were not, it could be just an illusion of safety. It is possible that rapidly evolving technology also allows for a connection that will not be favourable for one or the another system (smart/security).

Besides alarm systems smart homes and smart households are already offering the option of automatic switching on and switching off the lights, dimming, color choice or lighting scenes, control of heating and setting individual temperature in each room, controlled ventilation, water heating, control of audio/video systems, pool technologies, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, refrigerators and even feeders for pets, watering gardens. Smart homes simply increase the comfort of home or work life. This way equipped buildings, for example, at the beginning of a storm closes roof windows automatically, lights in empty rooms extinguish themselves, or in heated rooms turns off heating. “Security systems are no longer just care about safety, but also offer extensive automation and smart features, which are no less attractive. The big advantage of such complex systems is also ease of control, which is due to the remote control possible with applications. Users can remotely control the situation in the house or turn on the heating before arriving at place,” says Michal Ježek, product manager of electronic safety system from company Jablotron.

More information, advices and inspiration interested in living and building security persons would be able to obtain on the International Building Fair FOR ARCH, which takes place at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE from 19 to 23 September 2017. Companies offering intelligent building technologies and security systems would present at the Hall 4.



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New things waiting for you within FOR ARCH 2017


This year’s edition of the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH, which is the largest event of this type in the Czech Republic, was extraordinarily successful again. Altogether 841 exhibitors presented their expositions there, 67 of them coming from abroad from 15 countries of the world, and the number of visitors thus exceeded the limit of 71,000 persons. This success would not have been possible without involvement of our long-term partners, and therefore we would like to express our thanks for the demonstrated support to the general partner of the trade fair, the ČEZ Group, to the car manufacturing company FORD for official cars of the trade fair, to the organisations and other institutions which provided their auspices for the event, as well as to all our professional and media partners. At the same time we would like to express our great thanks also to all visitors whose support is at the same time a great challenge for us in the future as well.

FOR ARCH 2017 to focus on the area of security technology

Nevertheless, the preparations for the next edition of the trade fair are underway already now. The International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2017 will take place from 19 to 23 September at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE Exhibition Centre in Prague-Letňany and will be focused on its new branch dealing with current trends and technologies in the field of security technology, systems of protection of buildings, security services, and last but not least also with the state-of-the-art information technologies and cybernetic protection. Dita Štěpánová has been entrusted with management of this branch. In terms of its content it will replace the FS Days (Prague Fire & Security Days) Trade Fair which has been organised as a part of the FOR ARCH Trade Fair for the last time this year.

Simultaneously held trade fairs will be merged under one brand

Large organisational changes are planned together with the new topic for the next edition of the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH as well. This means that the trade fair will not be divided anymore according to traditional branches into the simultaneously held trade fairs FOR STAV, FOR THERM, FOR WOOD and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA, but on the other hand, it will be merged into one whole, which is to bear an umbrella name for all the existing topics. This decision will lead to the strengthening of the FOR ARCH brand on the one hand, and at the same time it will serve for the general public from the viewpoint of making the content of the event organised more transparent. All the accompanying materials will therefore be prepared for visitors in an individual graphic design, which may help, within the framework of the trade fair, to much easier orientation.

The two-day forum under preparation will present the latest building technologies and also their use

Already now you may look forward also to the brand-new two-day TECHNOLOGICAL FORUM, which is to arise in cooperation with the TZB-info portal. This will involve an informal meeting of professionals with representatives of state administration and self-government structures, whose aim is to help municipalities to use modern technologies for savings, development and effective maintenance and to intermediate contacts with technicians, designers and architects. In cooperation with the Ministry for Regional Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of the Environment, at first presentations will be made for various subsidy programmes for subsequent years and then this information will be followed up by leading manufacturers from the field of the building industry, use of water, electrical technologies, security and heating, who are to present the latest technologies and products together with their possible use to investors in short sessions.



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FOR ARCH - Final Report 2017

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