Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:04
The prestigious World Construction Symposium of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction will he held in Sri Lanka from 28th June to 01st July at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
The symposium is organized by the Ceylon Institute of Builders in collaboration with the Department of Building Economics of the University of Moratuwa. The Singapore Institute of Building Limited is the International strategic partner of the Symposium.
The theme of this year’s symposium , “ Global challengers in the construction Industry” has been aptly chosen as Sri Lanka having come out of a civil war , is poised to further develop its infrastructure , in having understood the need to position the country in the global market.
The Chairperson of the Symposium Prof: Chitra Weddikkara said that the participants of the symposium from around the world will look forward to identifying challenges and understanding how to face them.
The symposium will be attended by over 100 International delegates and over 200 delegates from Sri Lanka. Delegates will comprise of practicing professionals, Consultants, Contractors, construction entrepreneurs, Academics and students in construction.
The three day symposium will accommodate over 80 expert presentations and academic papers under thirteen different sub themes. Foreign delegations are expected from a number of countries including, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Nigeria, Hong Kong, New Zealand, India, Iran, Netherlands, and United Kingdom.
The symposium will take place as a concurrent event of the Construction Expo 2012 which will be held at the BMICH during the same period and the participating delegates will also get the opportunity to visit the Expo and explore business opportunities and partnerships in Sri Lanka. (niz)