The Coordinator of ArchiBuilt Exposition, Mobolaji Akinfenwa in this interview with Oluwaseun Sonde, speaks on what make ArchiBuilt Exposition stand out in Nigeria, highlighted its benefits to exhibitors and its aim of educating and exposing Nigerians to new technologies and trending construction materials.
What makes Archibuilt Exposition stand out in Nigeria?
Archibuilt Exposition stands out in Nigeria, because it is promoted by the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), a major professional body in the construction industry. The Organization brings together, professionals in the construction industry, end users of construction materials and construction materials manufacturers.The aim is to educate and expose all to new technologies and trending construction materials. The exposition has always stayed on top to create this relationship for over 30 years.
How is Construction Industry managing Coronavirus pandemic?
As we all know the coronavirrus pandemic has affected not just the construction industry, as most organisations are either shutdown or trying to recover because productions had to stop at some point in time during the lock-down. Most construction organisation has also shed off some staff. This is not a surprise as we, at archibuilt also understand. Due to this reasons, Archibuilt has also put our vendors into consideration by dropping the exposition participation fund very low.
What are the benefits of ArchiBuilt Virtual Exposition?
There are lots of benefits, but i will mention few. As an exhibitor who is showcasing his or her products,there will be opportunity to upload products on the Archibuilt e-commerce site, where purchases can be made during and after the exposition,also for visitors that will want to make inquiries,they will have the chance to chat one on one with every vendor on their various materials. Professionals will visit the site for purchases and inquiries.
Vendors will have the opportunity to be part of the seminars that will hold virtually, where special dignitaries will feature, such as Ministers, allied Professionals, State Governors, Senators and other law makers. Some of our exhibitors can also discuss about some of their products virtually with these dignitaries. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to share specifications of materials on the Tabloid, (monthly journal designed to educate professionals and end users). Exhibitors will have the platform to advertise their products on the brochure and possibly on our Television program, and much more to both visitors and exhibitors.
What is Archibuilt doing to sensitize quackery in Construction industry?
Well Archibuilt is an organization that creates awareness which help in curbing quackery in the construction industry. I can affirm that archibuilt is doing it’s best to reduce or eradicate use of wrong construction materials, as clearly stated that the organization is promoted and powered by Nigerian Institute of Architects. We stay focused on bridging the gap between good construction materials manufacturers with professionals, and other end users of the construction industry.