By Christopher Tobutt
The Builders Expo at the Camana Bay ARC Centre, was where all the best and most useful, and highest tech building products, services and equipment was on show. It was for others in the building trade, who might need a specialist for something, but it was also aimed at homeowners too, everyone who wants to make their home better and more-up-to date.
Caribbean Tech Solutions were presenting the show, and they had a good display of some of their most useful, cutting edge products for homes, offices and building sites. Roger Southam Managing Director, said: “We are trying to bring innovation into the island to make technology work for the people, as opposed to you having to work for the technology. We have three main products that we are at the show: Puradigm, which is an air purification system that removes mold, covid, bacteria and viruses from your home or office. It comes as free standing units, wall-mounted, or in the air conditioning system. It’s the most powerful product there is, and will transform respiratory problems and health and safety issues. Then we have a three-in-one camera that will do virtual tours, and produce measured floor plans. Then we have Forsite, which is a health and safety monitoring devise, who’s onsite and how long they’re onsite for, so its very useful for site managers and human resource professionals.”
One of Cayman’s best-known and longest running insurance companies, Britcay, has just changed its name to CG Coral Isles, according to their representative, Sherreth Fisher. “We would like to reach out to people here in the Cayman Islands, and let them know what we’re offering. You have the option to insure your property, home, life or contents. We’ve been around throughout the past 60 years, both here in the Cayman Islands and throughout the Caribbean.
Polar Bear Air Conditioning is another household name here, and their manager had both of his paws full: he was wearing a polar bear costume and having his picture taken with lots of delighted children, which left Brett Mobley Service Manager, to explain what they had to offer: “We are showcasing a variety of indoor quality products including the Pristine Air Line which tackles the three different phases of indoor air contamination. – particles and allergens, infectious agents, chemicals and gases.”
For those wanting a home makeover, IDG are a one-stop interior design company. Justin Szigeti Senior Designer said “we are a full-scope interior design firm, and we also have a retail space. On the design side, we do everything from design concept to documentation, and we help facilitate your renovation whether it be large or small or new-built, so we can help refer a contractor, or work with your contractor to make sure that they have the right documents and materials to finish on time and on budget, and to execute a beautiful design. We work with you all the way from the planning stages to the furniture, and even hanging that piece of artwork on the wall.”
The Cayman Drone Company is owned, managed and operated by Omari Rankine. “Drones have numerous applications. Most people know them as toys, and to take photographs and videos, but they’re so many applications to drones. We do aerial project documentation for developing sites so they can track the process as the site is being developed. We also do weddings, and we do surveying of sites. We can produce surveys with as accurate measurements as any regular surveying team. But we can do it from the air with drones, so that makes it a lot quicker and more efficient and more economical.”