Friday, October 25, 2013

Grohe, AAK host 3rd annual Architects Association of Kenya seminar

Grohe, the world’s leading premium brand for sanitary fittings, in partnership with the Architectural Association of Kenya, today hosted the third Annual Architects Seminar in Nairobi.
The forum held at the Intercontinental Hotel brought together top professionals from multiple sectors, ranging from project developers, construction companies, architects and contractors under the theme “Concrete Beauty.”
Gary Johnstone, Regional Manager – Project Channel of Grohe in Kenya said: “By being the gold sponsor of the seminar, we are re-affirming our commitment to play an active part in the continuous growth of the Kenyan construction sector.”
He further stated, “This once again proves Grohe track record and commitment in being a national and global leading premium brand by supporting this industry and presenting the highest quality end-result for the projects undergoing construction.”

The seminar which is part of AAK’s Continuous Professional Development activities will bring together top professionals to discuss solutions for facades and aesthetics that concrete and cement provides throughout Kenya.
The building and construction sector in Kenya currently contributes to 7 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs more than one million Kenyans.

According to a report by the World Bank, the Kenyan economy is expected to grow by 5.7 per cent by the end of 2013 due to improved productivity in the construction industry and lower interest rates.
The industry in Kenya is expected to expand further as investors rush to meet increasing demand for decent housing. Construction in the area of upgrading informal settlements as well as that of middle and lower income housing means that there are immense investment opportunities in the manufacture and supply of construction materials and components.

The transport sector also offers huge investment opportunities especially in the renovation and rehabilitation of transport infrastructure.

Grohe recently sponsored the World Architecture Festival in Singapore as one of the founding members of the prestigious gathering of renowned architects from around the globe. The company is synonymous for aesthetics in sanitary products launching its unique space for exploring variety and depth by opening Live! Centres in major cities all over the world.

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