Twenty reasons why people should visit UK Construction Week 2017...
#1. 9 shows under one roof
Consisting of nine shows, UK Construction Week caters for the entire spectrum of the industry. Each show provides exhibitors with the opportunity to network alongside decision makers and purchasers while showcasing their services and products to thousands of visitors.
#2 Innovation Trail
Back by popular demand, The Innovation Trail appeals to everyone interested in new ways of working, sustainable products and evolving technologies. Confirmed to appear as part of this year’s line-up are Central Alliance, Texo Drone, Linus Industries, among others.
Among the exhibitors are some of the industry’s best-regarded specialists, including Easy-Trim, Rockwool, Velux, BAXI, Kit Miles, Steico, CAT, Cemex, Gripple, Screwfix, Npower, plus HS2, HP, and a long list of international names, such as Bisen Smart Access Co, Hauff-Technik, Kessel, Randek and the Jiangxi Songtao Bamboo Industry Company.
For those interested in elegant structures, the pod home concept from Estonia’s ÖÖDHOUSE will feature at the Surface & Materials Show. Spectators will discover first-hand how quickly and easily these stylish timber and glass structures can be constructed.
#5 Post-Grenfell: Are you informed?
Building safety, quality and fire prevention remain a priority. Free CPD advice will include changes to legislation on safety, guidance on product safety, and fire prevention strategies.
#6 Stellar speaker line-up
With all of this on offer, the UKCW Stage will remain the hotbed of the show, featuring discussions, debates and learning opportunities throughout. Each of the three days will be fronted by celebrity chairs and speakers, including architect and broadcaster, George Clarke, business journalist and broadcaster, Steph McGovern, and architecture critic and TV presenter, Tom Dyckhoff. Other key seminars set to be delivered on the UKCW stage include an update from Heathrow Airport’s Expansion Programme Director, Phil Wilbraham, and a talk from Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy, who will provide an update on the Farmer Review: Modernise or Die and explore what’s happened in the year since it was published.
#7 UKCW Casino Night
We are pleased to announce that the world-renowned Genting International Casino at Resorts World Birmingham will team up with UK Construction Week for a Casino Night return in 2017. Just a five minute walk from the doors of UK Construction Week, this is the perfect opportunity for you and your colleagues to enjoy a night relaxing and playing all the casino has to offer or just enjoy the entertainment and chance to network.
#8 Beer & Ale Festival
With over 15 beers on offer and a selection of hot food available, live music and entertainment this area will be the perfect way to unwind after a busy day and a chance to network with clients and colleagues.
#9 Emerging Trendsetters
As the central feature at the Surface & Materials Show, The Material Lab Hub will showcase rising stars alongside cutting edge brands.
#10 Recognising the industry’s best
The Construction Enquirer Awards are dedicated to recognising and rewarding the industry’s best companies to work for and the best with which to do business. This year’s Awards Night will be hosted by architect and broadcaster George Clarke, while the charismatic motor-mouth comedian Sean Walsh will be charged with entertaining guests.
#11 BSI Construction Forum
For an exciting and interactive day exploring the key trends in the built environment, join BSI at its Construction Forum on Tuesday 10 October. Planned sessions include ‘Standards Supporting Global Growth’ as well as ‘Digitalisation & BIM’.
#12 IEMA’s Skills & Sustainable Infrastructure Conference
Also taking place at the show is IEMA’s Skills & Sustainable Infrastructure Conference, which will launch its latest research report, delving into the role that sustainability skills are playing in enabling the ‘UK’s Golden Age of Infrastructure’ on Wednesday 11 October at NEC Concourse Suites 1, 2.
#13 Get up to speed on BIM
Be sure to visit the BIM Prospects Theatre hosted by BRE, which will introduce and educate anybody engaged in the built environment and interested in better information management. In collaboration with Constructing Excellence, six seminar groups of construction domains will be orchestrated by BRE staff and associates.
#14 Offsite @ UKCW
Offsite construction is a trend which grows stronger every year and the future of housing will include significant prefabrication, offsite assembly, volumetric modular building and automation. This part of the event is supported by the Modular and Portable Building Association, and features the Offsite Theatre, sponsored by Premier Modular, for dedicated debate and learning. Exhibitors including Portakabin, Tremco Illbruck, Tufeco, LHC, and Containex.
#15 Take a test drive with our Official Automotive Partner
As the Official Automotive Partner, Isuzu will be occupying three stands in Hall 9 in the Surface and Materials show. Visitors will find them at stands M50, M150 and M160, where they will discover the New Generation Isuzu D-Max and register for an on-site test drive so they can put the Isuzu D-Max through its paces and even experiment with towing.
#16 WORLD PREMIERE: TUFECO MODULAR HOMES
Innovation in this industry has gone up a level or two in the last few years, and the arrival of TUFECO MODULAR HOMES at UK Construction Week is a good example of how great design and ingenuity are creating solutions to new challenges.
#17 UK CONSTRUCTION WEEK DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
Following the ever successful of Dodgeball London tournaments over the years, Dodgeball London are bringing their WSA Inflatable Arena to UK Construction Week between 10-12 October. To launch the competition, we are looking for teams of 6 players to join in a fun, team-building event.
#18 LIVE FIRE DOOR INSTALLATION DEMONSTRATIONS BY EXOVA
Exova will have live installation demonstrations which will take place on their stand on each day at UK Construction Week, including a ‘full-scale’ simulated cross-corridor set-up which will be used to demonstrate best practice installation of passive fire protection measures.
#19 REMASTERING THE FUTURE - THE LAUNCH OF THE CIOB DOCUMENTARY
In a unique communications partnership, the Chartered Institute of Building and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme which explores the opportunities, challenges and future of the UK construction industry.
#20 International Pavilions
Each year the UK Construction Week provides its audience with a host of exclusives. This includes its wide range of pavilions. These focal points of each show will display never-seen-before exhibitors coming from lands near and far including Turkey, China, Belarus, Poland, Latvia and fellow associations from the UK.