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Construction Industry on Display at New York Build

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A large group gathered on the floor of the Javits Center for a NAWIC meeting.

New York City’s (NYC) construction industry took center stage on March 19-20 during the New York Build 2018 tradeshow at the Jacob Javits Center. The show was an opportunity for companies involved in the project and construction management side of the building industry to present their products and services.

Multiple educational sessions that allowed participants to stay abreast of NYC code updates, safety issues and more were included in the two-day event. Notable among these was the presentation “Elevators: Technology on Design” by Lerch Bates affiliate Joe Neto and Associates. This presentation gave attendees a broad overview of current and future elevator designs related to technology, layouts, accessibility requirements and overall system performance. Tim Russell, new design consultant with Lerch Bates/Joe Neto, led the discussion.

Among the items and services on display related to the elevator industry were anchoring and connecting products, signage, consulting and hoistway formworks. Another feature of the show was a focus on “Women in Construction,” a growing facet of the construction industry. An on-floor meeting of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Greater New York Chapter drew a large crowd, with the focus on the “NAWIC Core Purpose: To Enhance the Success of Women in the Construction Industry.”

ELEVATOR WORLD supported the show with free copies of its March 2018 “New York Issue.” Participants particularly enjoyed the show’s location, which was moved from the Javits Center’s Tent Room, which is undergoing renovation, to the River Room, which gave visitors a nice view of the Hudson River.

While New York Build is an expo designed more for the project and construction management side of the building industry, the BuildingsNY gathering, held in May also at the Javits Center, focused on the building management (property owners and managers) side of the industry.

New York Build 2019 is scheduled for March 12-13, 2019, again at the Javits Center.

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