Futurebuild – UK’s largest trade show for sustainable and innovative construction solutions was visited this year by a Russian delegation of over 30 specialists from 5 cities. Led by Guy Eames, Chair of the Russian Green Building Council, the group included representatives from Brusnika (Russian Residential Developer), Marchi (Moscow’s largest Architectural Institute), Smart city specialists, manufacturers of low-carbon construction materials and students.
“They are coming to buy” said Guy Eames, “as Green Building starts to take off in Russia, we are seeing an increasing interest in being a step ahead of the rest and Futurebuild is the place to look”.
BRE, the world’s leading building science centre, hosted part of the delegation, together with British partners GWP Project Services and Planet 2030. The group visited the BRE Innovation Park, as well as discussing ongoing BREEAM certification in Russia. “We see huge potential in the Russian market and are thrilled to be working with Russian clients”, Barry Rankin, Director of GWP Project Services.
The knowledge exchange is not just one way though, Znamensky Composite
Factory (www.composite.world) exhibiting at Futurebuild experienced
record interest in their composite fibreglass rebar for reinforcing
concrete, “We were very well received at Futurebuild with a support
provided by the Russian Trade Delegation and certainly have no regrets
attending”, CEO Dmitry Khristov.
The week before Futurebuild a high-level conference at Jesus College Cambridge, arranged by the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce hosting many top UK and Russian innovators, concluded that Green and innovative Building solutions are likely to be a growth market in the next 5 years. This is fuelled by an increased demand for sustainable construction in both the UK and Russia, as a reaction both to the Climate Crisis and calls for more resilient and healthy buildings.
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