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New technology to be showcased at expo

Manama, October 30, 2013

Buildings that take just a few days to be completed could soon be a reality in Bahrain if an Indian company has its way.

Punjab-based Synergy Thrislington, which recently created a record by completing a 10-storey structure in Mohali township in 48 hours, is one of the exhibitors at a housing conference and exhibition to be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre next month.

The Bahrain Housing Conference & Expo 2013, being held under the patronage of Housing Minister Basem Yacoub Al-Hamer from November 5 to 7, will showcase the latest technology in environmentally-friendly buildings for the future and where participants will have the opportunity to interact with pioneers in the field.

Event organiser Exposure Media managing director Sijo Kavungal Joseph said senior officials of the Indian company will be at hand to discuss several solutions that they could offer to Bahrain. “The construction of such buildings is revolutionary and is already attracting a lot of attention,” he said. “This could be an ideal solution for Bahrain to tide over its housing crises quickly.”

He said company executives are hoping to hold talks with Bahraini officials, builders and contractors to see what they could offer.

He said these “quick” buildings are cleared for Zone-V seismic area, the highest risk area (for earthquakes). “No bricks and sand is used and the outer wall is a double-skinned PUF panel.

“The most-important factor is that the cost is almost the same as that of conventional construction, but it saves a lot of time.”

Also at the show will be Saudi-Emarati company ESPAC, which has developed a concrete system that weighs a fraction of what normal concrete weighs.

Joseph said 64 exhibitors have confirmed their participation at the event. “More than 300 brands from around the world will be on show, which will attract more than 7,000 visitors during the three days.”
He said major companies like Techno Blue, Awal Gulf Manufactures, National Concrete Company, Bukamal, Haji Hassan Group, Al Mawdah, Almeer Trading, Ceramica Delmon, Bin Hindi, Al Namal Group, Dream Group and Thyssen Krupp Elevators will be present. – TradeArabia News Service

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