Platform for building & interior businesses

Last Updated 24 February 2011, 11:48 IST

“Therefore, it is important to streamline functioning of the construction sector to get a larger share of the global business. These functions would include formulation of business-friendly policies, development of insurance instruments to mitigate the business risks and adoption of aggressive marketing of the Indian construction industry abroad etc. to list a few,” said K Appi Reddy, Vice President - Builders Association of India.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the four-day exhibition, BuildArch 2011 and BuildFloor 2011 being hosted in Bangalore, also attended by Vidyadhar S Wodeyar (Chairman- Indian Institute of Architects – Karnataka Chapter), M S Sudarshan (Chairman - Association of Consulting Civil Engineers - Bangalore Centre) and Leena Kumar (Chairman - Indian Institute of Interior Designers – Bangalore Regional Chapter), Abhijit Mukherjee (Managing Director - Bangalore International Exhibition Services) and Sudhir Patil (Managing Director - Hannover Milano Fairs India).

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman - Indian Institute of Interior Designers – Bangalore Regional Chapter Leena Kumar said, “Interior decorating is a burgeoning industry in India. Though formerly seen as a facet of architecture, the growing middle class has caused an increased demand for custom-designed decor and furnishings.

With enormous business opportunities and favourable demographics, India stands with a firm hold on the industry with world-class potential.

“It is worthy that exhibitions like BuildArch and competitions like ‘Save as You Build’ are encouraging industry enthusiasts and contributing to the sector’s competitiveness.”

Chairman - Association of Consulting Civil Engineers - Bangalore Centre, M S Sudarshan said, “The Indian economy is expected to grow at nine per cent per annum and the building and construction industry plays a vital role in economic growth.

“India is fast emerging on the global map of construction industry and exhibitions like these provide a good platform to showcase the latest trends in this sector and a venue for industry experts and consumers to interact.”

BuildArch 2011 and BuildFloor 2011 is hosting participants from five countries including New Zealand, Italy, Korea, Turkey and India.

(Published 24 February 2011, 11:48 IST)

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