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The International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) (formerly Annual Construction Research Conference & Exhibition-ACoRCE) is an initiative by the National Construction Authority, Kenya. The Research Conference provides a platform to disseminate research findings. This has greatly enabled knowledge exchange, supported coinage of solutions to addressing challenges in the construction industry and encouraged growth of the industry.

The 4th International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICORCE), to take place on Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th November 2020, at Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC), Nairobi.

The main theme for ICoRCE-2020 is: “Transformations for a sustainable and well-coordinated construction industry towards the realization of the Big 4 Agenda.”

Sub themes; –

  1. Urbanism and construction in Kenya
  2. Design thinking in Affordable Housing
  3. Materials, Technologies and Sustainability
  4. Construction to sustain the universal health coverage
  5. Optimization of local content in construction
  6. Manufacturing links for quality infrastructure
  7. Digitalizing construction for effective industry regulation
  8. Synergy in food security and construction in Kenya

Ongoing call of papers.

The expected ICoRCE 2020 events

The Research Conference

The Exhibition

Industry Business Forum

The Big 4 agenda Village

Construction Excellence Awards.

Upcoming ICoRCE events

Conference Trade launch

To take Place in April 2020.

The purpose of the event is to foster a partnership with NCA for the upcoming 4th International Construction Research Conference ICoRCE-2020 whose main theme is to: “Transformations for a sustainable and well-coordinated construction industry towards the realization of the Big 4 Agenda.”

The 3rd International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE 2018) was co-located with the Big 5 Construct East Africa, as a key partner. The conference took place from 7th to 9th November 2018 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi. Under the theme ‘Harnessing the Potential of the Legal and Institutional Framework for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the Construction Industry.’

More than 800 delegates attended the 3-day conference from 4 continents in the globe. The delegates included quantity surveyors, engineers, policy makers, lawyers, architects, contractors, students and sustainability professionals.

The aim of ICoRCE 2018 was to promote exchange of best practices in harnessing of the potential of the legal framework as a vector of sustainable prosperity through the construction sector.

Leading and senior industry players addressed plenary sessions and made insightful presentations. Discussions focused on building failures in Kenya, enforcement of construction laws in Kenya, the big 4 agenda and construction management where opportunities in synergy between National and County Governments were explored.

Construction Project Financing, Environmental Sustainability and Safe Construction Sites formed part of the 3-day forum. Further visits to mega construction projects were arranged.

ICoRCE 2018 had new events; the Government Pavilion and the Construction Industry Business Forum. The Government pavilion featured 10 Government institutions affiliated with the construction industry under one roof while the Business Forum offered an opportunity to explore alternative financing solutions for projects in Africa as well as opportunities for local and foreign investors in the Big 4 Agenda.

 Key Achievement of the 2018 ICORCE

  • The 2018 International Research Conference and Exhibition featured business to business forums, investment seminars and an exhibition on a variety of construction technologies and materials.
  • The conference attracted 14 speakers with over 20 paper presentations on diverse topics that include: Governance and politics in construction; Impact of laws, regulations, policies and taxes in construction; Management of socio-cultural and ethical challenges in construction; Effective dispute resolution mechanisms in construction; Innovative and emerging financing models in construction; Management of environmental impacts in construction and Construction management: synergy between national and county governments.
  • It provided a vast networking and business opportunities with an overwhelming turnout of over 800 delegates from both local and international markets.
  • The Big 5 Construct East Africa featured country pavilions of construction leaders such as Turkey, Italy, Germany and Greece, bringing together international innovative solutions to the local industry. The Exhibition space for this event was 2750 square metres with a total of 220 exhibiting companies from 33 different countries attracting a total of 6434 visitors.
  • The delegates were toured on key construction sites with major infrastructural projects that include: Ngong Tunner, Olkaria Geothermal project, China Wu Yi factory in Athi River, Crystal Rivers Safaricom and Affordable village at ASK show ground.

For further inquiry and clarification, contact the conference secretariat via or call the customer care team on +254709126102/172/173.

Currently the call of papers is ongoing