Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran: Presenting exhibitors from over 20 countries, The Big 5 Construct Indonesia had an opening day with tremendous positive responses coming from Indonesian construction market players. The exhibition showcases some of the most innovative construction and building products such as HVAC, coatings, steel, fire detection and protection, to biowood materials. The Big 5 Construct Indonesia is also the first and only international construction event in Indonesia to provide extensive educational features for the visitors that are free to attend.
dmgevents, organizer of The Big 5, together with their partner PT. Infrastructure Asia realize the need to boost Indonesia’s construction sector professionals’ competitiveness and believe that these certified CPD workshops will have its role in improving Indonesia’s construction industries workforce as a whole. Over 15 certified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops, will be delivered over the three-day exhibition aiming for professional development of construction professionals. CPD Workshops participants will be able to collect their free certificate at the show, and benefit by applying the learning time spent towards individual CPD records acknowledged and required by construction sector’s professional associations.
“The regular implementation of CPD learning enables structured development for serious professionals and the opportunity to keep up with changing dynamics in the local construction industry and to be able to compete globally. All CPD workshops presented at The Big 5 Construct Indonesia are based on the required CPD standards and benchmarks; the learning value has been scrutinized to ensure integrity and quality.” said Ashley Roberts, Event Director, The Big 5, dmgevents.
On day one of the show, seven CPD Workshops were lead by prominent speakers such as Yodi Danusastro, Director, YHB Green Consulting who delivered a workshop titled “Overcoming Material Challenges for Greenship Implementation in Indonesia”; Sibarani Sofian, Executive Director, Building + Places, AECOM Indonesia, who delivered aworkshop on “Sustainable urban planning and design”; and David Wood, Technical Director of Beca who presented the workshop on “Best Practice in Seismic Design for Tall Buildings”.
The CPD workshops will still continue on day two and day three of The Big 5 Construct Indonesia event delivering more industry’s experts such as Endang Hadi, Product Manager, Energy Management, SGS who will deliver a workshop on “Efficient Energy Management”; Dedi Murdiadi, Risk Advisory Manager, DNV GL Indonesia on “Introduction to Risk Management”; Jehan Leanage, Director, Sigma Sustainability Institute, will deliver workshop about a popular innovative trend on “Smart Buildings to Smart Cities: Improving Efficiency and Performance Through Integrated Technologies”; and Yano Octaviano, Manager of BIM Internasional Indonesia Consulting, on “BIM Modeling and Applications”.
Jusak Buntaran, PMP, Board Member, Project Management Institute - Indonesia Chapter, who delivered workshop on “Effective Project Management Skills” on the first day of the event said, “The industry is booming and will grow quickly in the near future. The market growth undoubtedly will raise the bar of competition for the construction professionals in the country. They will need to become more competent working professionals. I believe the workshops will be beneficial for all the participants and they can take advantage of the possibility to share and gain the knowledge in intensive discussion during the workshops and find the CPD Workshops presented at The Big Construct Indonesia fruitful for them to remain competent and effective within role.”
Sharing the same confidence towards these CPD Workshops series, Jehan Leanage, Director, Sigma Sustainability Institute who is scheduled to deliver a workshop regarding “Smart Buildings to Smart Cities: Improving Efficiency and Performance Through Integrated Technologies” on the third day, he comments, “As the ASEAN Economic Community looms, it appears that there is room for improvement in all areas of Indonesia’s construction sector including the professionals competencies. I hope the participants of CPD Workshops during this show will be able to fully utilize the workshop series to improve their knowledge and skills.”
Over 1,000 of Indonesian construction professionals have registered beforehand to attend the CPD Workshops at The Big 5 Construct Indonesia. This high participation rate reflects the enthusiasm of industry professionals’ sentiment to improve their competitiveness in order to catch up with today’s dynamic business environment. “I had great pleasure participating at the CPD Workshops today. It provided me with a wonderful opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas on the best practices in today’s construction industry. It was the first time for us, the construction professionals in Indonesia, to be able to access CPD workshops for free, to improve our industry credentials and continue our professional development. I enjoyed the interactive and constructive discussion and I look forward to the next series of workshops tomorrow,” said Muhammad Thantawi, young engineer of a local oil company, who participated in one of the CPD workshops on day one.
Today, The Big 5 Construct Indonesia also presents the How to Trade in Indonesia Seminar aimed primarily to provide international industry players the guidance of doing business in Indonesia. In addition, visitors who wish to source the latest products and innovations in the construction industry can join the Technical Seminar series presented by the exhibitors. Both CPD workshops and Technical Seminar series will still continue until Saturday 9th May at The Big 5 Construct Indonesia until 17:00. Attendance is free to all construction trade professionals with their business card.