Wooden solutions for construction provide its users with many advantages. From the speed of the construction to low operating costs. Wooden buildings enable you to reach the energy-efficient or even passive standard in your building.
Leading companies engaged in wooden construction will present their newest solutions to both end clients and B2B visitors. FOR ARCH is thus a unique opportunity to find suppliers as well as distributors within the Czech market.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The evaluation of the submitted exhibits will take place on the first day of the trade fair 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 area.
Alberto Kalach is known for his uncompromising approach to the issues of ecology and landscape. He creates houses in harmony with nature, works with water, realises its deficit and suggests solutions. He deals with the issues of zoning and land development as well. “Architecture is the only human tool for the inhabiting of the world. Through the inhabiting process we change our surroundings and the environment, we change also the way in which we inhabit and use the world,” says Alberto Kalach, who is to have his speech at this year’s Crossroads of Architecture at the FOR ARCH Trade Fair. Please come and discuss the issues of contemporaneous architecture on Thursday 21 September to PVA EXPO PRAGUE. The lecture with a follow-up discussion is moderated by Adam Gebrian, promoter and critic of architecture.
Free entrance on the basis of the on-line registration. For more information see www.krizovatkyarchitektury.cz
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.
This fourteen-storey wooden building is situated in Bergen, Norway. With its height of 52.8 m it was the tallest residential wooden building in the world in 2015. The bearing structure of the building consists of wooden CLT elements; the entire project is focused on sustainability and quality in the building industry. Ole Herbrand Kleppe, Chief Project Manager of BOB, the Treet building developer, will speak about the design, course of the construction work and solution of fire safety at the conference entitled “Fire safety of constructions” on 21 September at the FOR ARCH 2017 Trade Fair.
You can get registered for the conference HERE.
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 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.
You can get more information on the product at the fair at the stand of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in the hall 1.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Year of Crafts at FOR ARCH: Drones and clever households
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 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.
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.
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 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.