The exhibition “Steam Expo” again presented the latest technologies and materials of the construction industry. It was held in Rostov-on-Don in the CEC “VertolExpo”, March, 11-14.
The event had already been held 20 times in Rostov. It unites the largest companies of the construction industry from all over the Southern Federal District. The exhibition is an effective platform for communications between manufacturing companies, industry specialists, government officials and the scientific community. This project is one of the main indicators of the development of the construction industry, it contributes to an increase in investment attractiveness and economic growth of the region. The event was organized by the regional ministry of construction, architecture and territorial development and the regional ministry of housing and communal services.
The business program of the event included two conferences and a series of round tables with representatives of the government of the Rostov region and market members. On March 11, the round table on “Import Substitution in Construction” was held. The participants of the event with the involvement of the Regional Rate Service of the Rostov Region and the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services discussed the main problems of rate regulation in the field of heat and water supply and recycling of domestic solid waste. On March 12, the Minister of Construction, Architecture and Territorial Development of the region Nikolai Bezuglov told about the support of enterprises producing import-substituting products. On March 13, representatives of the regional government and market members discussed the development of housing construction in the Rostov region. Traditionally, the exhibition includes two specialized blocks: “Construction. Architecture “and” Engineering solutions “.
On March 11, the opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Construction, Architecture and Territorial Development of the Rostov Region Nikolai Bezuglov, Minister of Housing and Communal Services of the Rostov Region Sergei Sidash, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Builders, Chairman of the Union of Builders of the Southern Federal District Leonid Shatvoryan, Vice-President of the Union of Architects of Russia , President of the Southern Architectural Society Yuri Trukhachev and President of the Association of Builders of the Don Eugene Ivakin.
Last year we have introduced 2 million 310 thousand square meters of housing, have set the bar high and this year we will not lower it, – Nikolai Bezuglov, the Minister of Construction, Architecture and Territorial Development of the Rostov region, noted in his welcoming speech. – Developments, experience and skills of the exhibition participants will help us improve the quality of construction. Of course, visiting the exhibition and events within the frameworks of the business program is another chance to see new ways of developing business, to evaluate the activity of key market players. This is a convenient opportunity for communication and exchange of experience with colleagues. According to Sergei Sidash, the Minister of Housing Maintenance and Utilities of the region, the authorities intend to implement a number of joint projects with exhibitors.
Each year, the exhibition hosts participants’ presentations of the latest materials and technologies. This year the company “RostovKomposit” LLC, headed by the CEO Sergey Popov, presented the patented technology of composite reinforcement production.
Nikolay Bezuglov got acquainted with the exhibition samples of the company’s products. The production is located in the industrial zone – 2nd Lugovaya street. This is the fifth production in Russia in the group of factories of the brand “Armastek”.
The CEO of LLC “RostovKomposit” noted that the company has experience in obtaining a positive conclusion of the State Expert Review on multi-storey housing, water infrastructure facilities in which Armastek composite reinforcement is used. At present, Armastek’s composite reinforcement costs almost 2 times cheaper than metal reinforcement in large projects with equal in strength replacement. Taking into account the economic effect, the company is ready to offer its products for application in infrastructure projects, as well as at facilities for the 2018 World Cup.
For the first time at the event, the best builders of the region were chosen in the nominations of the construction of multi-storey, individual and social facilities. The competition had several stages: the distance submission of information by the participating companies, the meeting of the Contest Committee composed of experts of the relevant ministry and professional associations and organizations and the announcement of winners at the high-profile award ceremony. 26 developers from Rostov, Taganrog, Belaya Kalitva, Shakht took part in the competition. The best construction companies of the Don were assessed on a number of criteria: the number of built-up square meters in 2014, compliance with the scheduled completion time, overall investment, the appearance of the facility and others.