Accra, Ghana - The Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) is set to host its highly anticipated Building Technology Fair on January 27th and 28th, 2024, at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. This event promises to be a landmark gathering for the engineering community, focusing on the theme of "Sustainable Housing Supply with Alternative Building Technologies." It aims to showcase cutting-edge solutions and innovations that could redefine the landscape of housing and infrastructure development in Ghana and across Africa.
The fair will serve as a platform for demonstrating how advanced engineering tools and standards, such as ProtaStructure, are making strides in the continent's construction and design sector. ProtaStructure is a comprehensive Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution that offers a suite of tools for the efficient modeling, analysis, and design of buildings using various materials. Its integration of reinforced concrete design codes, including the Eurocode 2 Base Code and British Standards (BS8110 ), alongside loading and wind codes like Eurocode 1 and ASCE 07, positions it as a versatile tool for African engineers.
Steel design also takes center stage with the incorporation of Eurocode 3 and AISC 360, ensuring that structures are not only robust but also adhere to international best practices. Furthermore, the fair will highlight seismic design excellence through the adoption of Eurocode 8 and the International Building Code (IBC), addressing the growing need for earthquake-resistant structures in urban planning and development.
One of the highlights of the event is the focus on BIM integration and collaboration, with ProtaStructure leading the way in facilitating seamless project coordination. This software's capabilities in enhancing collaboration, model synchronization, and workflow management are expected to captivate the engineering community, showcasing the potential for increased efficiency and reduced project delivery times.
ProtaSoftware, the powerhouse behind ProtaStructure, has a long-standing reputation for engineering excellence and innovation since its establishment in 1985. With a global reach and a commitment to providing extensive user support, ProtaSoftware exemplifies the transformative impact of technology on structural engineering. The company's success stories, including significant projects like the Istanbul New Airport and various high-rise residential buildings, will be among the key discussions, illustrating the practical applications and benefits of adopting advanced design and analysis tools.
This two-day event is not just a fair but a movement towards embracing sustainable and technologically advanced solutions in the construction industry. It invites engineers, architects, developers, and students to explore the future of building technology and its critical role in achieving sustainable housing supply through alternative building technologies.
As Ghana and the broader African continent continue to grow and urbanize, the integration of such innovative solutions and standards in engineering practices is vital. The Building Technology Fair, therefore, represents a pivotal moment for the engineering community to lead the way in sustainable development and innovation.
In a world where structural integrity is paramount, tools like ProtaStructure Suite empower professionals to meet and exceed industry benchmarks. If you're keen on adopting this technological marvel for your next project, request a quote for ProtaSoftware Suite here.
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