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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 m2 and 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).
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 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.
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 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?
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.
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.
For more information please contact Ing. Eva Hrubešová, tel. +420 234 006 232, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Prague, returns 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At this year’s International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH which was held at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE Exhibition Centre on 20 to 24 September 2016 it was possible to see presentations of altogether 841 exhibitors, 67 of which being from abroad, from 15 countries of the world. Together with the simultaneously held trade fairs FOR STAV, FOR THERM, FOR WOOD and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA, the Exhibition Centre was visited by more than 71,000 people who admired excellent composition of exhibitors, including top leaders of the sectors, and also the rich accompanying programme of conferences, lectures and B2B negotiations. In many cases, record breaking participation was registered at individual events, which just proves the continuing great interest of professionals as well as the general public in the building sector.
The trade fair was inaugurated with a conference attended by three Ministers
The FOR ARCH Trade Fair was inaugurated this year by the largest CONFERENCE OF DIRECTORS OF PROJECT DESIGN COMPANIES, where Andrej Babiš, Minister of Finance; Karla Šlechtová, Minister for Regional Development; and Richard Brabec, Minister of the Environment, were among the attending speakers. The record breaking number of those interested was attracted also by the fourth edition of bilateral business negotiations with international participation known as MATCHMAKING BUSINESS MEETINGS. The event was attended by 64 Czech and 57 foreign firms from the building industry and associated sectors, 20 of which coming from Germany, 13 from Slovenia, 13 from Poland, and there were also Italian and Spanish companies, and this year for the first time even some firms from overseas - namely from Indonesia, Korea and the U.S.A.
Another interesting point of the rich programme was the conference entitled FIRE SAFETY OF CONSTRUCTIONS, whose aim was to enable representatives of both the professional and general public to make themselves familiar with new trends and ideas from real practice of fire safety. A great interest was demonstrated by visitors during the last day of the FOR ARCH 2016 Trade Fair also in the conference focused on designs based on SELF-HELP BUILDING ACTIVITY dealing with the topic of constructions of passive brick houses step by step.
Both the sector top leaders and successful newcomers presented their product ranges at the Trade Fair
Among the exhibitors it was possible to register, already traditionally, the leading firms of their sectors. Therefore, in the construction part the visitors could see expositions of such companies as HELUZ, YTONG, Saint Gobain -
Rigips Division, BEST and Prefa Brno. Great attention was paid, thanks to their products, also to a number of newcomers, such as PRESBETON Nova, Franken Maxit, Koelner, Prefa Alluminiumprodukte, CS BETON and the Schiedel company, which presented its integrated chimney system and acquired an Honourable Mention in the GRAND PRIX competition for the best exhibit.
The people interested in electrical installations, intelligent housing systems and lighting technology could see, in the ELECTRO section, various products of the leaders of this industry sector, such as ABB, K&V ELEKTRO, Teco and ELKOV elektro. It was also possible to see the latest systems of fillings of holes and shading technology from Hörmann, LOMAX, ISOTRA, PILECKÝ, VETOS, SAPELI and SULKO.
At the simultaneously held FOR THERM Trade Fair, great attention was paid to the product ranges of such companies as Klastr česká peleta, ATMOS, Regulus, Vaillant, IVAR CS, Bosch Termotechnika - Buderus division, Dakon and Junkers, FENIX, KORADO ROMOTOP and HAAS+SOHN, offering all for heating, including hot news from the area of boilers, fire places, heat pumps and recuperation units.
Great popularity was acquired, at the FOR WOOD Trade Fair, also by the latest offers of timber houses presented not only by the ASSOCIATION OF SUPPLIERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF PREFABRICATED HOUSES, but also by such firms as RD Rýmařov, HAAS FERTIGBAU CHANOVICE, ATRIUM, DOMY D.N.E.S. and GOOPAN BUILDING.
Visitors were interested also in presented exhibits from the field of swimming pools and wellness facilities from ALUKOV, BERNDORF BÄDERBAU, Bazény Desjoyaux, Bazény - Brandejský, AQUAMARINE SPA, HANSCRAFT exhibiting their products and services at the simultaneously held BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA Trade Fair.
A new branch of the FOR ARCH Trade Fair was presented
A great innovation for the next edition of the FOR ARCH Trade Fair, which is to be held on 19-23 September 2017, is the new branch dealing with current trends and technologies in the field of security system technology, systems of protection of buildings, security services, and last but not least also the always more and more modern IT and cybernetic protection systems.
The existing simultaneous trade fairs FOR STAV, FOR THERM, FOR WOOD and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA will be moreover merged next year and will become an integral part of one whole under the FOR ARCH brand. Already now you can look forward also to the brand-new two-day Technological Forum which is to arise in cooperation with the TZBinfo portal and will present the latest technologies and products especially to designers and architects.
How do traditional crafts look like in the digitalisation era? Why must craftsmen in Germany be able to completely connect a smart household and for what purpose do they use drones? These facts and many other interesting things were presented to participants of the Czech-German Craft Dialogue, which was organised by the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic (AMSP ČR) together with the Dresden Chamber of Trades and Crafts on 22 September 2016 at the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2016. The event presented the latest world trends in the development of trades and crafts at participation of domestic and German masters of individual sectors, guild masters and representatives of both the governments.
The Introductory Word was presented by doc. Ing. Karel Havlíček, Ph.D., MBA, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AMSP ČR.
It was possible to attend there various speeches and discussion contributions, for example from Hermann Winkler, Member of the European Parliament; Hansjörg König, representing the Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany; Dr. Jiří Kuděla, General Consul of the Czech Republic in Dresden; Dr. Jörg Dittrich, President of the Dresden Chamber of Trades and Crafts; Ing. Jiří Koliba, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade; Petr Bannert, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Secondary and Higher Specialised Education and Institutional Training, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and others.
The German-Czech Craft Dialogue took place one day before the publishing of the largest domestic survey focused on perception of crafts whose results were presented by the AMSP ČR at the special press conference on Friday 23 September at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The ceremonial opening of the fair FOR ARCH was also attended by the Indonesian delegation of senior state officials led by the Indonesian Ambassador His Excellency Mr. A. Aulia Rachman and the CEO of the Department of the United States and European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Mr. Muhammad Anshor.
Delegation on this occasion was warmly welcomed by Minister for Regional Development Mrs. Karla Šlechta, who herself has twice visited Indonesia and along with Minister of Finance Mr. Andrej Babis and Minister of the Environment Mr. Brabec launched the biggest construction trade fair in Czech republic.
Exhibition of Indonesian companies at the fair presented particularly a high quality Indonesian teak and new methods of identification, which must be all legally, exported timber from this country marked. Stand of exhibitors also demonstrated the traditional Indonesian furniture that gained in recent year more and more popularity in Czech Republic and which aroused the interest of visitors throughout the fair. Indonesian Embassy invites both domestic investors and exhibitors to a B2B TRADE EXPO INDONESIA that takes place on 12-16 October in Jakarta.
So, long-term cooperation between PVA EXPO PRAGUE and Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has successfully started.
You can look forward to more Indonesian exhibitors at the other upcoming fairs in Letnany.
The fourth edition of international matchmaking Business meetings FOR ARCH was held on Trade Fair FOR ARCH at the exhibition area PVA EXPO PRAHA in Letnany on 22 September 2016.
This year's attendance was the highest, total of 121 companies from 12 countries have signed up! Besides ABF a.s. the event was organized by members of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Centre for Regional Development of the Czech Republic and Handwerkskammer Dresden in cooperation with partners from EEN and other institutions.
Matchmaking - Targeted business meetings - are very popular among businessmen: This is a prearranged business meetings both for exhibitors and visitors, where companies choose their partners based on cooperation profiles published in the catalog of participants. Given that these negotiations take place during the largest construction fair FOR ARCH, businessmen can efficiently utilize the time spent.
Events at the fair FOR ARCH 2016 was attended by 64 Czech and 57 foreign companies, 20 German, 13 Slovenian, 13 Polish as well as Italian, Spanish and for the first time companies from overseas - Indonesia, Korea and USA.
During one day 258 meetings was held. On the spot it was possible to consult European program Horizont 2020 or the issue of transmission of workers and cross-border provision of services in the construction industry. The afternoon program included meetings as well as a tour of the exhibition with an escort, which was particularly welcomed by foreign participants. The event brought together companies from the construction and related fields, production of windows and doors, electrical and automation for industry and households, staffing agencies, IT, consulting and other companies offering the latest in construction innovations. Among Czech participants were small and medium companies as well as small traders. Meetings were interesting also because mainly German participants were primarily looking for new subcontractors of construction works and product for German market.
An interesting participant flew I from the USA – the American company inquiring manufacturer of wooden pergolas for its clients in Europe. During one day he held 8 meetings mostly with Czech companies. At the end he was very pleased because the event fully met his expectations: first map the Czech market with manufacturers’ pergolas, but also directly establish the first contacts with Czech producers and suppliers.
All the participants appreciated the secure for business meetings, including interpreting international meetings. The survey conducted immediately after the event shows that almost 30 meetings resulted immediately to mutual cooperation in both international and Czech participants among themselves. Even those who came for such meetings for the first time with fear of what lay ahead evaluated the meetings very positively and talked about meaningfulness of organizing such meetings.
More information about the Matchmaking FOR ARCH 2016 can be found on the website: http://forarch2016.talkb2b.net/
International trade negotiations not only in fields of construction will be organized by EEN in 2017, for more information check our website website www.crr.cz/een .
The GRAND PRIX competition for the best exhibit, which is organised by the ABF, a. s. company, has taken place at the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2016 this year as well. The competition was attended by altogether 41 registered products, and after the careful studying of the ground materials and on the basis of presentation of exhibits of the firms in the course of the first day of the trade fair the Jury granted five GRAND PRIX awards and six HONOURABLE MENTIONS without specifying any detailed order.
The criteria assessed during the process of evaluation of the exhibits included not only technical parameters and materials used, but also utilised progressive technologies, energy performance, environmental aspects of the exhibits, and last but not least also the extraordinary quality at an affordable price and application of the product on the market. An innovation of this year’s edition was categorisation of the products registered into the point assessment of quality, known as RABF (Rating by Architecture and Building Foundation), which serves as an objective reference system.
The GRAND PRIX 2016 awards were granted to the following firms:
Bosch Termotechnika, s.r.o. - Buderus Business Division, for the condensing boiler “Buderus Logamax plus GB192iT”. This is a new stationary boiler in a compact design whose front area is manufactured of hardened titanium glass. Its modular structure and easy access to components enable fast assembly as well as maintenance.
FRAJT, s.r.o., for the glass panel with ceramic digital print, a double vision effect representing a unique element with a wide range of use in all types of interiors and with good resistance to mechanical scratching.
INTERNORM-OKNO, s.r.o., for the I-tec ventilation representing a local, fully automated recuperation unit integrated into a window with the control of temperature and humidity suitable for flats and family houses.
NIBE ENERGY SYSTEMS for the heat pump “NIBE F2120” of the air-water type with a high value of the seasonal heating factor, high temperature and silent operation.
Saint-Gobain Construction Products CZ, a.s., Rigips Division, for Habito, a plasterboard panel with extreme strength for construction of the Interior walls and partitions. The board has a high load-bearing capacity and good acoustic characteristics.
The HONOURABLE MENTIONS were awarded to the following firms:
BERNDORF BÄDERBAU, s.r.o., for the massage whirlpool for a horse representing an extension of production of classical swimming pools and water attractions with rehabilitation equipment for horses, which also ensures the extension of their life and guarantees a life quality improvement.
Czech Technical University in Prague for the rolling fluid bladeless turbine which is useable for marginal parameters of the gradient and flow rate in the places where conventional turbines are not able to work in an effective manner.
ELEKTRODESIGN ventilátory, spol. s r.o., for ECOAIR Design Ecowatt - a small radial fan with a possibility of the setting up of a constant air flow rate, which automatically adapts power output according to the given installation conditions.
Hein & spol. - keramické závody, spol. s r.o., for the tile fireplace SOLID - a freestanding fireplace using wood as its fuel and equipped with an accumulation exchanger and a body made of glazed large-format tiles.
PIEDRA UNO, a.s., for the floating paving system PIEDRA which is formed of resistant plastic parts with the system of locks and surface of marble or stone carpet. It can be applied to any flat subbase firm area.
Schiedel, s.r.o., for Schiedel KombiGas - an integrated chimney system for ventilation of flue gas from various consumers using solid and gaseous fuels, with an air inlet and a shaft for vertical duct systems.
Results of the competition for the most impressive exposition - TOP EXPO 2016:
On the occasion of the FOR ARCH, FOR STAV, FOR THERM, FOR WOOD and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA Trade Fairs, there was organised also a competition for the most impressive exposition known as TOP EXPO. In the competition, there were awarded altogether 7 most impressive expositions, which are at the same time also highly functional and meet the criteria for communication with the customer. All expositions of the trade fairs in categories up to 60 m2 and above 60 m2 were assessed.
Concerning the category up to 60 m2, the prizes were awarded to GOLDBECK Prefabeton s.r.o., PALIS Plzeň, spol. s r.o. and Krbystyle, s.r.o.
Concerning the category above 60 m2, the prizes were awarded to HELUZ cihlářský průmysl v.o.s., PRESBETON Nova, s.r.o. and ISOTRA a.s.
The Honourable Mention was awarded to TOP EXPO TWIN s.r.o.
The first big news regarding the 2017 FOR ARCH international building trade fair is a new topic that will be included in the exhibition. The topic is current trends and new solutions in the field of security technologies, protection of buildings, security services and IT and cyber security – a topic which becomes more and more important each day.