UK Construction Week show preview

Discover, discuss, and develop

Self-repairing buildings, smart windows, and offsite constructions, the world of housing and facility management is changing and UK Construction Week is here to provide professionals with the tools and knowledge to keep up


K Construction Week (UKCW), the premier built environment event, takes place at Birmingham’s NEC between 9-11 October, boasting global exhibitors, innovative products, seminars, CPD sessions and

networking opportunities over nine industry-specific shows.

FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION Facilities and housing managers won’t get leſt behind with this year’s UKCW, which is celebrating the Future of Construction. Te Future of Construction Hub, in collaboration with Birmingham City

University, provides visitors with an immersive opportunity to discover digital construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and AR, and modern methods of construction. Visitors can also experience life as a site manager with Coventry University’s virtual reality simulator. An Innovation Trail offers a journey of discovery, with the latest innovative

ideas, products, and systems from companies including Canon, Containex, Kore Wireless, Okappy, Soudal, Timber Structures, and Yu Energy. Te University of Birmingham is also exhibiting and showcasing its alternative raw materials with low impact (ARLI).

PLENTIFUL PRODUCTS Keeping on top of the latest maintenance and refurbishment products and trends has never been easier with more than 10,000 products and 650 exhibitors at this year’s show. Hikoki, Trumpf, Karcher, Velux, and OnLevel are among those set to launch

new products at UK Construction Week. Other exhibitors include Aggregate Industries, American Soſtwoods, Cemex, Containex, Easy-Trim Roofing & Con- struction Products, Fischer Fixings UK, Glennon Brothers, Kessel, Kingspan, Quinn Building Products, Te Concrete Centre, and Tradepoint (B&Q).

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS Once the deals are made, housing management and maintenance professionals can get up-to-date on industry issues with leading industry experts: • UKCW Stage is hosting high-level discussions from speakers including Barbara Res, the female project manager behind Trump Tower, and Kunle Barker, leading the discussion Political correctness has gone mad?

• Digital Construction Hub is delivering case studies, thought-leadership and expert insights into topics such as: intelligent big data in building facilities and services and IoT and innovation in construction. Speakers include James Crowter from Technology Management and Dr Greenberg from EAVE

• Infrastructure Hub discussing enabling sub-contractors and power for a cleaner, quieter world with speakers from Equality Gold and Intelligent Energy

• Regeneration Hub, sponsored by Easy-Trim, discussing the circular economy and the future of construction skills post-Brexit with speakers

from Arup and the Home Builders Federation

• Timber Focus Teatre, supported by TRADA, covering timber cladding and fire safety performance and making the right connection with speakers including Ramboll Engineers

• Building Tech Live Teatre, sponsored by Voltimum and ECA, covering the IOT evolution with simPRO; and LED efficiency vs LED efficacy with Integral LED

• Sustainability Hub, covering common causes of temperature problems, humidity and its impact on human comfort and how the Planning and Energy Act 2008 could affect you

BUILDING UP YOUR INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE Free CPD sessions cover topics including: sound insulation, fire doors, IoT | HMM September 2018 | 27

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