UK Construction Week announces event return in October 2017

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UK Construction Week announces event return in October 2017

Birmingham NEC will play host to UK Construction Week 2017, the largest gathering of the built environment community

Great news for those in the built environment as UK Construction Week 2017 will return in October. The event, which is the largest gathering of the community, will be held from 10-12 October.

Support for the event will come from a number of leading associations including The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Construction Products Association (CPA) and Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

UK Construction Week 2017 will take place at the Birmingham NEC and will include a top line up of speakers such as Urban Splash, NHS, Heathrow, Cast Consultancy, Kier and Network Rail. The event will consist nine shows:

  • Build Show
  • Timber Expo
  • Civils Expo
  • Plant & Machinery Live
  • Energy 2017
  • Smart Buildings 2017
  • Surface & Materials Show (featuring Kitchens & Bathrooms Live)
  • HVAC 2017
  • Grand Designs Live

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A number of debates on leading issues and trends with be hosted over the course of the event. Among this will be the housing shortage, the impact of Brexit, the skills crisis, and diversity.

Panel discussions will see a range of experts such as architect and TV star George Clarke, award winning broadcaster Steph McGovern and renowned architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff discuss sector-specific issues.

This year’s conference will also focus on modern construction methods such as offsite construction. There will be an offsite theatre and awards programme supported by the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) and the Structural Timber Association (STA). Exhibitions will also showcase the latest developments in this sector from industry experts Portakabin, Containex and Wernick Group.

Construction at the forefront of politics

Nathan Garnett, Event Director at Media 10, which runs the show, said: “The UK’s construction industry is more topical than ever. Not only is it at the forefront of political debate and public opinion, it’s also clear that we’re moving towards a new age of innovation and change with topics such as off-site construction, modular and BIM driving so many conversations.

“This will be our biggest event to date, and we’re looking forward to bringing the industry together to debate, learn and do business, as well as showcase a diverse range of products and services.”

Alongside all the other events running throughout UK Construction Week will be the Innovation Trail. This will showcase the latest products, services and innovations that are impacting the construction industry.

UK Construction Week 2017 will also see a number of new specialist awards including the Low Carbon Vehicles Awards, BIM Awards, Offsite Awards and the WAN Transport, Concrete in Architecture and Adaptive Reuse Awards. The Construction Enquirer Awards will also recognise the UK’s best construction firms.

For more information and free registration visit www.ukconstructionweek.com

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