Officials at last year’s event.

Officials at last year’s event.

Exhibition to share towering ideas

July 2011

TOWER Tech 2011 is expected to host 173 exhibitors from various countries around the world when it opens at Qatar’s Doha Exhibition Centre later this year (November 22 to 25).

The fourth in the series of international exhibitions for tower building technologies, the event has achieved considerable growth over the last three years since it was first launched, says its organiser the Economic Group, a specialist group in exhibitions and conferences management.

Showcasing building materials and tools used in the construction of new towers, the exhibition is expected to be attended by design engineering consultancies, construction supervision firms and project management offices with experience in the construction of towers using the latest methods. Among the exhibitors will be experts in the construction of towers and green buildings as well as ground engineering and dewatering specialists.

The exhibition will include practical workshops and seminars on technology used in the construction of towers, and lectures on mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design, security and safety, elevators, fire systems, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) technology.

“Tower Tech has gained a good reputation in the region and the world as a meeting place for construction giants in Doha all under one roof. It is the only exhibition that deals with this vital specialisation, and is important in light of the renaissance taking place in Qatar in the last five years,” said a spokesman for the Economic Group.

The event has been witnessing a growth in participation, said the spokesman, indicating that he expected a marked surge in attendance as the event had been marketed internationally. “We have marketed more than 40 per cent of the total area of 7,500 sq m in the Middle East and Europe,” he said. “In addition to this, outdoor space has been allocated for the heavy equipment, cranes and machinery used in building, drilling and foundations works for high-rise buildings.

Some of the other highlights will be a full show on the history and future of high-rise construction, and development and application of green buildings, by a group of engineers in addition to lectures on cooling systems in high-rise buildings.

The spokesman said Tower Tech has kept pace with the rapid urbanisation of Qatar and covers every aspect of the construction of towers.

He also highlighted the importance of green buildings, indicating that consultants are under increasing pressure to create sustainable structures.

The previous edition of Tower Tech held in September 2010 was a tremendous success, said the organiser. About 140 exhibitors participated in the event to introduce their new technologies to 4,810 trade visitors from Qatar and the Gulf region. The expo witnessed the presence of Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat for the first time in an exhibition hosted in the Gulf region.

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