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The International Construction Forum in the USA, 2012

2012, February, 4 – 12, Miami and Orlando, Fl

In the beginning of 2012 the International Business Corporation held 2 industry-specific professional construction forums in the USA in the most developed construction market in the world. That time among the states and cities the most popular and expensive marketplaces with exclusive demands were chosen – Miami and Orlando, Florida. Two sessions of the International Construction Forum were held in the USA.

The first session was held from February, 4 until February, 12, 2012. The program of a visit of Russian delegation included prior acquaintance with Resorts World Miami, the most unique developer project in the history of Florida. This project is worked out within one of the most expensive parts of Florida’s coastal area and occupies the territory of 5.6 hectares, along 5 km of coastline right in the center of Miami between the airport and Miami-Beach. The amount of investment into the project is near to 3 billion dollars. The consultations with the representatives of the Companies working out the project were held. Those companies are ARQUITECTONICA, American architect Company and Genting Group, Malaysian investment Company.

Within the context of government relations in the order of subjects the meetings with the City of Miami Building Department were held. Russian constructors discussed the overall plans of civic design and comprehensive development of Miami infrastructure, then visited the projects of infrastructure under construction that are built by the organizations, which are under the control of the Department.

In Orlando the events of International Building Forum were mainly held in the largest fair of the home construction industry in the world, the 68th international exhibition of construction materials, machinery and equipment, architectural and interior design. This exhibition was held 29th time by National Association of House-Builders (NAHB) and International Builders’ Show (IBS).

Международный Строительный Форум


The main priorities accented by the delegation of construction companies of Russia became the most recent production and materials from the most stable and honorable suppliers; the analysis of the best practical experiences and other development trends; sharing experiences with top specialists in the field of residential construction from all over the world; the presentation of the innovative construction technologies and new patterns of construction products.

Penn and Teller, the world-famous illusionists and entertainers took part in the opening ceremony. They presented the most interesting program with the review of the off-standard use of construction technologies and products.

The opening ceremony was honored with the presence of Aron Ralston whose story of outstanding courage became widely known after the film “127 hours” had been shot. Aron’s hand was pressed down by the boulder weighted about 500 kilograms but he got free by notching off his hand with blunt penknife using his adamant will power. These days Aron delivers cheering speeches, shares his thoughts about meeting obstacles and their overcoming, especially problems that seem to be impassable.

Having done there work on the exhibition Russian group returned to Miami and continued their business program by visiting Miami Chamber of Commerce, where they got acquainted with Penny Shaffer, the Chairman, Ph.D. They discussed the prospects of cooperation; the abilities of US Companies that produce construction machinery and construction materials; transfers of modern technologies; the production of electronic devices for construction works; the creation of logistic infrastructure and the implementation of international projects developed in the area of investment into the constructional branch.

The visit to the headquarters of TGSV Enterprises, the largest general contractor that had been working in Florida for 30 years, became the last event of the forum. The delegations discussed new technologies in the area of construction of infrastructure facilities: airports, medical centers, administrative buildings for government employees, buildings for sports and entertainments.

In opinion of Russian specialists, the International Construction Forum organized by the International Business Corporation Group in Miami aroused participants interest and brought to existence many new ideas and projects. Many programs of cooperation were made. It was decided to appoint the time of next forum in the period between April, 14 and April, 21, 2012.