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31 January - 12 February 2009, New-York, Las-Vegas, Los-Angeles. International Construction Forum in the USA
International Business Corporation devoted the start of the year 2009 to a business program in the USA, that passed in the period from 31 January to 12 February 2009 in New York, Las-Vegas, Los-Angeles. The American side was represented by companies “TheTrumpOrganization” and “AmericanConstructionTechnologies”. Due to the fact that American construction market is one of the largest segments of the global market of construction technologies, materials and production, International Business Corporation couldn’t pass over the exhibition “WorldofConcreteUSA 2009”, that is annually conducted in Las-Vegas starting from 1975. This exhibition is a kind of US OPEN in the sphere of construction.
The attention was riveted on modern technologies, that make is possible to achieve the best results in terms of the world financial crisis. Organizers and participants of the World of Concrete USA 2009 presented modern construction materials, technologies, equipment that enable modern builders to realize quick, sound and profitable construction.
Leading specialists of “The Trump Organization” organized the visits to construction sites of New York. Russian delegation accompanied by Ruedi Sieber, leading manager of the company “TRUMPSOHO”, and engineers of the company, visited the construction site of the hotel situated in SOHO – one of the most expensive regions of New York. All guests passed a safety engineering orientation, changed their shoes to working boots, put on helmets and only afterwards started their tour around the site. The site seeing tour around the hotel included visits to all levels from underground parkings to grounds on the roof. Experience of attracting private investments to hotel condominiums today is topical for the development of tourist industry, it is the most accessible and confidential way of financing construction process. An excellent example of quick construction of high quality was shown by the company “American Construction Technologies”, that presented dozens of objects constructed with the help of advanced technologies, that were added to their armory by many leading world countries. Vice president of the company Valentina Gataullina speaks native Russian and fluent English, and that made it possible to quickly organize a contact with heads of companies that produce equipment for rapid construction. Head of the company “Business Development International” Michael Caneson made a presentation on the topic “Technologies of prefabricated houses”. Business approach gives to clients of the company an opportunity to define themselves the condition of buildings that are delivered to the construction site. Those can be either finished turnkey houses with all inside communications, that are assembled in stationary factory installations, or otherwise separate structures, fabricated with the help of different technologies.
Technologies of producing cellular polystyrene blocks were presented by Director of the company “Transconsteel” Jeffery Jatings. Use of cellular polystyrene blocks allows to achieve a high efficiency of construction and further maintenance of buildings. Light blocks help to manage construction without mechanization and with a minimum utilization of operators, that considerably reduces the construction cost.
Representative of architecture and construction company “Home building concreter” Haze Chapman gave examples of possible methods of applying modern technologies of modular construction in Las-Vegas. In Los-Angeles participants of “International Construction Forum” visited BeverlyHills, business center “DownTown”, where American colleagues presented to them modern commercial centers, infrastructure objects, low-rising construction.
Among peculiarities of Los-Angeles Russian delegates noted a developed structure of highways, parkings, service centers. Huge megalopolis is not a copy to its powerful fellows New-York, Tokyo, Moscow, it chose low-rising construction as a basis of the city. Participants of the Forum noted that during the visit to the USA they had an opportunity to see many novelties, discuss topical questions of construction industry development, get acquainted with one of the biggest construction markets in the world, establish partner relations with the leading international corporations. In the future visiting the USA will play a big role for Russian delegates in studying the foreign experience and exchanging information on the ways of overcoming the world financial crisis, defining priorities and strategies of developing collaboration in the sphere of construction and investment.